If you’d asked me a month or so ago, I’d have probably said I didn’t want to do any more home improvement projects for a long, long time. Now though, we are starting to get over the trauma of having our kitchen out of action for over a month and are just starting to enjoy the results of all the hard work. Getting another room done though is making us think about what could be achieved elsewhere in the house. Saving up has now started for our next project and it’s just a matter of what to do next. Most of the rooms in our house could do with doing one way or another. I don’t think the last owner had done much to the house for a while, but had given it a lick of paint throughout before selling. So most rooms need some updating, but few are really urgent. We have only actually decorated three rooms so far ourselves since we moved in 3 years ago. That’s a room a year, but we would probably have done another one or two if the kitchen hadn’t been such a big and expensive project.
One area we have been thinking about tackling is our downstairs loo. It’s hidden away under the stairs which isn’t the greatest position as there is no natural light, plus it’s a bit tired and dated. The tap drips, the sink is too small and there is no storage at all. So maybe we need to have a look at replacing it and having looked around, it doesn’t need to cost a fortune. We just need to factor in replacing the toilet and updating the worn out, tiny sink with an attractive basin and vanity unit.
Our current suite is creamy which is fairly neutral, but this time I think I’m going to go for white and some clean, simple lines. Small rooms don’t take fussy lines very well. Overall though, it’s the vanity unit which will create much of the look, so this will be a key piece when we are picking out items. We need something that is slimline, but makes good use of space, so we can hide away things like toilet cleaner and spare toilet rolls.
I’m liking the idea of a unit that is wall mounted so that it’s easy to clean underneath it, plus I think that would add a feeling of space. It’s a tight space too, so I’m liking the idea of some curves as I think that would be more friendly to live with and use. Once the key bathroom furniture is decided on, I can give some thought to a colour scheme or a theme to bring a bit of light, colour and character into the room. The smallest room doesn’t need to be the most boring room after all.