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Elegant bathroom makeover – take a soak in a roll top bath

You’re looking at the feet of a roll top bath and a beautiful new vintage style sink tab ready to be installed. Such noblesse in my bathroom, am I dreaming?!

I knew for a long time that those blue tiles in our eighties styled bathroom had to go and not just the tiles…I wished for a full bathroom refurbishment but had to wait 6 long years.  This is how the bathroom looked like before the makeover.

To be consistent with the house decor, the idea was to create a very light bathroom with few, almost no tiles at all, some wall art and as the focal point a lion paw feet roll top bath.

I sourced and purchased all items quite inexpensively.

Even though I am not a fan of tiles, I have decided to use a wood effect tile as flooring as well as wall covering and do not regret this choice. There are lovely wood effect tiles on the market in various shades and colours which mimick even original floorboards. I must admit when I started planning the bathroom, I thought about all these lovely ads in the magazines displaying bathrooms with original floorboards. But can you imagine what your kitchen ceiling underneath the bathroom could soon possibly look like after being exposed to daily water splashes ?  The wood effect tiles have been used as flooring but also as wall covering next to the bath only to cover a small area and they have been used as a splashback behind the vintage style sink cabinet.  I have painted the walls myself cream in a mould resistant bathroom paint. Above the bath, a lovely mirror with ornaments complements the look as well as a vintage style wall art piece (the frame is some kind of cast iron or something similar so quite suitable as art work for bathrooms).




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