En-suite Makeover (picture heavy post)

| May 1, 2014 | 30 Comments

Today, I am very excited to reveal my newly refurbished en-suite.  This has been such a long drawn out process, with problems with existing pipe work and several leaks. We’ve now had two new pumps and I still have 4 holes in my kitchen and utility ceiling.  It’s not run as smoothly as I would have liked, to say the least and so its taken far longer than we first imagined. It really is a tiny room, but as the girls are getting older, we know it’s just going to be needed more and more.  Until the makeover was completed I used the main bathroom, leaving my husband to use the en-suite.   We were determined to make it a more usable space, so both of us could use it. I thought I’d start off with what it looked like before.PicMonkey CollageBrown, boring, definitely in need of TLC.  We wanted to completely start again in this room.  It’s never really worked, it always felt dark, and uninviting and there wasnt enough storage for two people.  Though maybe thats the amount of products I have…oops! We had the same brown tiles on the floor and walls.  Everywhere was looking tired, and it had gone way past just needing a lick of paint. I took to Pinterest for some inspiration, you can see what looks I decided to go for HERE. The room has its challenges, as well as being small, it always seemed to lack light, the shower unit and toilet area had boxing in, which we hoped we could minimise to make it feel a little bigger too. There was a lack of storage, and it just didn’t feel like a place you wanted to shower in. We have almost completed the makeover now, we just need a new blind and something one the wall.  Here it is This is as you walk through the door from our main bedroom. DSC_0943

You can spot my light and wallpaper in the mirror from the bedroom.

Before the makeover we had a large thin wooden cabinet on the wall.  This contributed to the lack of space we felt, so opted for one attached to the sink.  We went for a white high gloss unit, as we wanted to try to bounce more light around the room.  It also has much more storage.  The bathroom mirror was a real find, and works perfectly, with lighting all the way round.

I found bathroom accessories like the toilet roll and towel holder at John Lewis.  I wanted them to be good quality, as we have bought them from elsewhere before and they didn’t last very long. These are perfect, simply styled, as I didn’t want anything to obtrusive.  The towels are from Jigsaw.

DSC_0033   The tiles, took lots of discussion and samples to get the look we wanted to create.  I can’t tell you how happy I am with them.  Our tiler, tried to persuade me I was making the wrong decision, but even he relented in the end.  They keep the en-suite looking light and bright, but add the vintage look, that I love!Shower in shower room en-suite makeover If you are looking for tiles I would recommend going to the shop and putting together tiles to see if they work together.  It really isn’t something you can purchase online. Both of my tiles are from Topps tiles.  If you visit the store, they have a ‘play’ area, where you can stand tiles together to help with your choices.   DSC_0939   Finally because we were able to get rid of some of the additional boxing in, we now have a bigger shower, and the toilet was moved backwards to give us a little more floor space.  Our bathroom fitter also created this deep shelf near window.  So I was able to use my collection of vintage tea-cups to store bits and bobs in.   Here is a very short vine, so you can perhaps get more of a feel for the room. I would really love to know what you think?   This is a vintage inspired Shower room makeover. Vintage, En-suite, Makeover

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  1. Oh my goodness, that floor is amazing. I absolutely love it and am so jealous, my main bathroom needs doing let alone having an ensuite to do! Seriously though, it looks stunning :)
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  2. Molly
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    Oh my! I’ve been waiting for this. It’s WONDERFUL. I absolutely adore the floor tiles, and I am a huge fan of subway tiles so I love them too. Gorgeous!

    P.S. My bathroom accessories are from John Lewis too – even though I’m renting I was able to choose the fittings – definitely good quality.
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  3. mummiafelice
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    Oh my goodness…this is amazing! I LOVE the floor so much!
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  4. Mummylish
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    That floor! Amazing!
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  5. Penny
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    I love it Amanda! Just gorgeous, you have the most beautiful home xx Love that they have a tile play area at Topps, that’s brilliant.
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  6. becky says:

    OOh yes very nice tiles!
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  7. You were so right with the tiles. I adore them and they look more than perfect. Fab makeover.
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  8. Mum of One
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    That floor is just beautiful!

  9. Mummy Barrow
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    the floor . OH EM GEE that floor is stunning.
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  10. otilia
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    it looks really nice! congratulations lovely!
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  11. Emma
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    Oh my gosh, that floor is AMAZING!!!
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  12. Jen
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    Love it Amanda, that floor is inspired, makes it something unique and individual to you :)
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  13. Totally LOVE those tiles on the floor! Adorable Amanda! x
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  14. Carolin
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    Oh you were so right, I love it. Such a gorgeous space x
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  15. looks amazing! I love the tiles! x
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  16. Sonia
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    It looks GORGEOUS! Those tiles are AMAZING! xxx
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  17. Monika
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    I’m not a vintage fan, yet I’m totally taken by your floor. How fantastic cheerful & bright it makes the bathroom!
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  18. Steph (
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    It’s beautiful. I LOVE those floor tiles!
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  19. HPMcQ
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    ooooo i like those tiles on the floor where are they from?
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  20. HELEN
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    oh wow, I love this! Loving both the floor & wall tiles – at first I thought you must be sooo very posh to have a chandelier in your bathroom but then realised it must be in your bedroom – which is still very posh! ;-)
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  21. Abzi says:

    I absolutely LOVE the floor. It is so beautiful and really works well for an unusual but stunning feature. Looks absolutely fab!
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  22. Amanda
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    Oh I LOVE it! Honestly, it is so fresh and clean but those tiles give it that beautiful vintage feel. I’d have never thought to mix and match tile patterns like that but it looks absolutely fantastic :) and because the rest of the room is white it works so well.
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  23. Stephanie
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    WOW! That floor is AMAZING!! I am glad you didn’t listen to the tiler. It works really well.
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  24. It’s lovely Amanda! I really want subway tiles when we have a new shower fitted and the floor tiles look amazing, too. Love the vintage teacups for storing bits and bobs, that’s inspired! #loveyourhome
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    • Thanks Antonia. I was surprised, how different they could look depending on the colour, and the different sizes. I’ve never really been a fan of them, but they’ve been growing on me more and more. Love them now!

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