Following on from yesterday, when I showed you why bathroom is a dirty word around here at the moment (literally), I bring you a series of slightly less horrifying photos.
Before I start though, I'm going to show you the bathroom we actually use, before anyone misunderstands the situation and calls child services on me. This is the bathroom at Little House, although it's had a shower screen fitted since I took these photos hours after the renovation finished.
Ok, there's a few factors at play when it comes to deciding what the Big House bathroom will look like. Firstly, the main features of the room will be the windows and bathtub, because we already have them and they both demand attention.
The bathtub is an old clawfoot tub we unearthed from the garden on arrival here and plan to clean up. This is what it looks like.
Mmmm, nothing says let's get clean more than a tub full of weeds, does it?
I have been contemplating what colour we'll paint the base of the tub and saw this matt black finish on Pinterest. I love the fact that it looks aged and quite achievable. Dan will be painting the tub himself, so achievable is good. Rustic is good.
Photo from here
Although, you know what other colour I'm strangely desiring? Can you guess? Apple green. That colour is infectious.
Photo from here.
The windows we'll use are these ones from Gumtree, which I've featured before.
This is what they look like when the sun shines through them, which will be often as they will face west.
Have you noticed how bright they are? Because they are in your face bright. I love them, but I know everything else has to be pretty subtle to get away with them. These are feature windows if ever I saw them.
The windows will sit over the tub and be set up so you can slide them both open and look out at the view, which will look a bit like this.
In terms of colour scheme, well, I'm thinking white wall and charcoal floor tiles much like the ones we used above in Little House. It's practical and durable and those big tiles are easy for my novice-tiler husband to install.
I think we might follow the pack and go with the very-trendy subway tile with grey grout combo. Because dark grout hides a multitude of sins, in my opinion. Less time spent scrubbing grout can only be a good thing.
Photo from here.
Vanity-wise, we used a fairly contemporary one in Little House but I'd like to go a bit more classic in Big House. Something unassuming with clean lines, like this one from Ikea:
So that's where we're at, bathroom ideas wise. Loads of ideas and loads of work to do to implement them.