Deciding on a new bathroom

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Deciding on a new bathroom


A year and a half ago we had some quotes to fit a new bathroom. In the meantime we have had our driveway paved and fascias redone but still have an outdated grey bathroom. The problem is my husband and I can't agree on what we want to do. I'm happy to just replace what we have have with a white suite, white tiles and some nice coloured accessories.. My husband wants to move everything around and have a power shower installed. Whilst his ideas sound good,  my main concern with this is the cost. It appears that as soon as you start talking about moving pipes a couple of thousand pounds is added to your bill.

We are agreed that we want a white suite and that we need some type of shower over the bath. As the boys get older they are bound to get muddy from football or rugby so it is really a decision as to whether we keep a mixer shower fitting or go for an electric power shower. We are also agreed that we need some good storage for the bathroom. I would really like a unit that I could store towels in as well as an under sink storage unit which would be good for storing cleaning materials and toilet roll.

I guess the deciding factor is the decision on whether we plan to stay in this house or not. At the moment we have enough space, but as the boys are growing up, it's hard to imagine 5 adult sized people in the house. So we need to make a decision on the type of bathroom we want. As you can see it needs replacing it is just a decision on how much money we want to spend on doing it. I really don't want to write a post in another 18 months time saying that we are still deciding!

What are your must haves in a new bathroom?

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  1. justanormalmummy31 May 2014 at 20:49

    I can't wait to sort out our new ensuite. In an ideal world it'll be wet room with double sinks and the works, but having looked at the budget I'll be lucky to get running water and pot to pee in! lol x

  2. Louise Fairweather31 May 2014 at 23:16

    You make me laugh! But at the moment I am wondering how often the kids need to shower!

  3. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)1 June 2014 at 10:46

    We had a new bathroom just before the kids arrived. We went with a white suite, slate coloured tiles and white paint, and then we change the colours in there with new towels and accessories every year. My must was one of those huge power shower heads, and I love it!

  4. Louise Fairweather1 June 2014 at 20:58

    Yeah that's what I want to do - just not sure with the shower as would need to change bath ends I think x