Bathroom planning

The last room in our house that hasn’t been renovated is the downstairs bathroom. The drop-deadline for all renovation projects is quickly approaching. When I go back to work in 6 months time we’ll get an au pair and you can’t exactly ask her to put up with renovation mess and dust. So this is my last chance to get ¬†everything done!

And this should be a quick and easy one (what I always say to my husband when I tell him about my reno ideas ūüėČ ) Anyhow the plan is this, materials and fittings will be the same as in the upstairs bathroom: large white matt tiles on the wall and small limestone mosaic flooring. The downstairs bathroom doesn’t have a window, so I’m hoping that the white tiles will help make it seem lighter and bigger.


Images from ToppsTiles

The space is small and I don’t want to change the plumbing (cost control) so the layout of the room will not change. There is no space for bath and currently there is a pretty horrible glass brick wall, so that will come down and be replaced with a fresh looking shower wall like in the picture below. This bathroom will be the boys ‘ bathroom so I would love to put in a double basin for them. The Ikea double basin below should just fit and give nice storage space.

bath4  bath8bath7

Images from ToppsTiles and Ikea 

For some extra storage I would love to put in another Molger shelf (same as upstairs) and an Iittala Aitio shelf for shampoo bottles.

Images from Ikea and Iittala

So that’s the plan, demolition will start beginning of May and husband will be project manager while we are away for the summer….luckily there is Skype to make sure that tiles are not installed in the wrong way or the sink in the wrong place or towel hooks too high or anything…And trust me I’m not being paranoid, when we re-did our kitchen the builders almost took out and covered the wrong window in the kitchen!