Time for another update on our bathroom-to-shower room renovation, as things have progressed really quite quickly since the last post I did. The team of guys we employed have done a great job and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them (so if you live in the South Manchester area and are looking for skilled tradespeople feel free to contact me for their details – although they did say be prepared to wait about six months before they’re be able to get to you!).
I have been equally impressed with the bathroom fixtures and fittings we got from Bathroom Takeaway. With a massive warehouse in Trafford Park, this friendly and helpful business offers quick delivery and superb prices on a whole range of modern bathroom supplies.
Last time I showed you the Stone Resin shower tray in place, and now all the tiles have been fitted and grouted in a mid-grey colour. The contemporary sand grey Haugesund towel rail was plumbed in and looks so smart against the lighter grey tiles. It’s perfectly positioned so you can pick up a warm towel as you leave the shower.
A fixed, glass wet room screen gives a minimal look and at 760mm width is just about right for our 1200mm base, allowing enough room to step in and to contain most, if not all, of the water spray (except maybe when our youngest is wielding the handset!).
This was a really exciting stage to get to, especially once the sealants had cured for 24 hours and we could enjoy our first showers – such bliss! I cannot describe how lovely the experience was – perfect flow and temperature (both easily controllable) and a lovely feeling of space on that generous shower base.
The shower we chose is the Mind Thermostatic Twin Head Shower Mixer with a lovely large square rainfall head and separate removable handset.
Our handy storage space behind the shower had been tiled around the opening, ready for shelves being put in and a 25cm Ikea mirror door to be fitted.
Meanwhile, across the upstairs landing in our little toilet cubicle, the old plaster was removed (well, fell off really) and tiles laid on the floor. Here it is awaiting a re-plaster and a new toilet to go in.
I was really looking forward to seeing the gorgeous Harmony white wall hung sink and vanity drawer in its new home and it did not disappoint; neither did the waterfall tap which I knew the kids would love!
Next week I’ll share the completely finished project with some before and after pictures so you can really see how it has totally transformed our space for the better!