Bathroom, D.I.Y, renovation

What to consider when planning a shower room

If you read my New Year Goals, you will know that this year we move onto Phase 2 of our renovations – upstairs! The first job we are going to tackle is turning this into a shower room:


(apologies for the bright light; it was a very sunny day!)

So this was originally a small bedroom which we converted into a study, but now we have our lovely home office, this will soon become our guest shower room. As usual I’ve been looking for inspiration and you can check out my theme on Pinterest if you follow me. These are just a few of the main ideas.


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As with the rest of the house, the colour scheme will be grey and white. I may introduce some touches of blush pink, if I can get away with it! Hubby is beginning to notice that the whole house is turning pink, and has flatly refused to sleep in a pink bed! Maybe as this is a guest bathroom, he won’t notice if I sneak some pink towels in!

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We also know that we want a wet room type floor with underfloor heating. I did want the same wall and floor tiles, but hubby says to make the wet room floor drain properly, smaller tiles would be better on the floor, so as a compromise we will use smaller mosaic tiles on the floor of the shower area. Another compromise we had to make was with a shower screen. I wanted a full wet room with no screen, but hubby suggested showering with the shower door open to see how far the water travelled and I’ve had to agree that, once again, he was right!

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I definitely want a recessed shelf like this for shower gels and shampoo etc. and as well as a rain shower, I also want a hand held shower, as theres nothing worse than having to get your hair wet when you don’t want to wash it!

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Topps Tiles

Once we emptied the room, we were able to see what space we had and we taped the layout to make sure what we wanted would fit in before we ordered anything.


This is what we went for:


The next job is to take up the carpet and remove the old skirting boards ready for the plumbing to begin. In  the mean time, I’m looking for the perfect tiles…

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