The Big Bathroom Makeover – before, during and after!

Ever since we bought this house, we have always had plans to re-do the bathroom, and after finally re-doing the kitchen last year, this year would be the year of the bathroom!


And some more details.

Here is a reminded of how it looked just over 2 weeks ago……

The Room of Doom/Gloom is gone – no more black tiles, grey tiles, yellow border, white/grey suite.

Instead welcome to natural colours, neutral tiles, pebble border, roll-top free standing bath, trendy wide sink (900 mm), some built-in storage, towel-warming chrome radiatiors, and a large separate shower.

Considering the amount we were ripping out, there was little disruption to the family.  The builders were tidy and considerate, and every evening hoovered up before they left.

Here are a few photos of the work in progress.

So was it all worth it? Absolutely!

It has turned out exactly as I had hoped – maybe even better!!!! Just need to add a few final touches – candles, some new towels etc.

My fave parts of the new room? A close race between my wide sink and the deep free-standing bath, but the bath wins!!!

Which room in your house would you most like to change? Let me know!

As the new bathroom has a spa/natural theme going on – this week I am inspired by all things neutral/natural and hope to find some new accessories this weekend.

For more bloggy Inspiration visit The Inspired Room

I am linking this post up to Shabby Chic Cottage “Transformation Thursday”

34 comments on The Big Bathroom Makeover – before, during and after!

  1. bentonflocke
    22/04/2010 at 8:33 pm (5 years ago)

    the remodeling turned out fantastic!!!!!!

  2. Alyssa Barnett
    22/04/2010 at 8:51 pm (5 years ago)

    Your bathroom looks so peaceful and calming.
    Great job!


  3. jen@odbt
    22/04/2010 at 9:28 pm (5 years ago)

    So gorgeous! I’m not much of a bath person but I would definitely take a nice bubble bath in your beautiful tub.

  4. Brenda Susan
    22/04/2010 at 9:40 pm (5 years ago)

    So gorgeous! Especially that amazing tub! I love baths & that room looks very calming & soothing! Great job!

  5. Courtney
    22/04/2010 at 10:11 pm (5 years ago)

    this is stunning now! I’m sure it’s quite a relief…what a great place to take a bath. :-)

  6. girlie
    22/04/2010 at 11:01 pm (5 years ago)

    i love how your bathroom is transformed!! great job!!

  7. Amanda
    23/04/2010 at 1:30 am (5 years ago)

    Its absolutely stunning. Just gorgeous!! You have got great taste girl. I would LOVE that in my home!


  8. Sandy
    23/04/2010 at 3:05 am (5 years ago)

    Ha! I think you missed the theme this week, girl. It’s on wearing aprons!

    If you get a chance, check out all the wonderful posts. Really fun!

  9. Loretta
    23/04/2010 at 10:58 am (5 years ago)

    How fab does the bathroom look. Glass of wine and candles in that tub sounds like heaven. x

  10. Creative Junkie
    23/04/2010 at 12:55 pm (5 years ago)

    OMG. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

    **running around gathering supplies so I can fly over there and take a shower … do you have any shampoo?*

  11. Caution Flag
    23/04/2010 at 1:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Okay, may I have your old bathroom? Thanks!!

    The new bath looks wonderful!!

  12. dancing_lemur
    23/04/2010 at 3:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks fabulous! And I totally covet that tub, even though I don’t really do the tub thing. But that is awesome.

  13. Phillips Phamily Mama
    23/04/2010 at 8:25 pm (5 years ago)

    TWO WEEKS?????!!!!!?????!!!!!

    Wow. The tub wins. We just picked our selections for our new master and our tub is quite similar. Enjoy it!

  14. Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista
    24/04/2010 at 2:58 am (5 years ago)

    Looks great! The shower and tub are just absolutley gorgeous!

  15. grammy
    24/04/2010 at 4:18 am (5 years ago)

    Wow…that is amazing
    looks like lots of hard work
    the tub is like a hot tub or a spa
    makes me want to try it out (o:
    well it is a little far away for me this rainy Friday night

  16. Leanne
    24/04/2010 at 6:06 am (5 years ago)

    Queues for the bathroom begin in 3…2…1.. :)

    It really is beautiful and I love the sink. I’d probably have to put on my very best shouting voice here to stop anyone leaving things on the side of it though:)

  17. Wendy
    24/04/2010 at 7:18 am (5 years ago)

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Or something like that!
    Visiting from Southern California. And I LOVE your bathroom.
    Really, only two weeks? Amazingly beautiful!

  18. Chocolate Lover
    24/04/2010 at 7:22 am (5 years ago)

    Bathroom looks beautiful!I think the 2 most important rooms are definitely the kitchen and the bathroom! Great job!
    Thx for stopping by!

  19. Caity
    24/04/2010 at 7:38 am (5 years ago)

    Stopping by from SITS! :)

    Your bathroom looks awesome! You did a fantastic job with it!! :D

  20. Allyson & Jere
    24/04/2010 at 1:34 pm (5 years ago)

    Stopping by from SITS. What a gorgeous bathroom. I must admit, I didn’t HATE the before, but your after is definitely stunning. I would be most happy with that sink, anything is better than a pedastal sink. Now I must go check out your kitchen re-do. I love a good house makeover.

  21. Maureen
    24/04/2010 at 3:54 pm (5 years ago)

    WOW how pretty! If only mine can look half as decent lol :D

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest from Indonesia!

  22. Kerry Neville Bakken
    24/04/2010 at 11:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Stopping by from SITS. The redo is gorgeous! Renovation is exhausting and exhilarating! Best of luck with the new bathroom–pee and shower well!

  23. melaniet42
    25/04/2010 at 1:54 am (5 years ago)

    It looks absolutely fabulous!!! The tile work is beautiful!

  24. SquiggleMum
    25/04/2010 at 10:20 am (5 years ago)

    Oh wow… I would have that in my own bathroom. xx

  25. Becca
    25/04/2010 at 6:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! That looks so good :)

  26. Mrs. Miles
    26/04/2010 at 8:28 pm (5 years ago)

    HA! I “THOUGHT” I had already commented here? I am so losing it these days. With all the new things I am learning I guess I’m overstuffed in the cranial department.

    Anyways, if I were to come to your house I fear I might not want to leave your bathroom, its so nice! Very tasteful and I’m sure you must get such a sense of pride to have put it all together. What a huge responsibility, for you will have to live with it for years.

    Thanks for allowing us to share in it’s coming about. I sort of feel like its our bathroom too, only we don’t have to clean it, and even if we did it would be a pleasure too. haha!


  27. The Stylish House
    27/04/2010 at 5:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Your bath turned out wonderful! The tile work is unique and I especially like the tub and towel warmer. The sink looks wide enough to actually be useful. Nicely done and I’m sure you will enjoy it for many years.

  28. Melissa
    01/05/2010 at 9:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Stunning transformation. It’s very spa like now and must be so comfortable to be in. It’s interesting, isn’t it, that despite the white walls beforehand, it seems brighter now with a slightly darker wall color?

    Found your through Sits. You have a new follower ;)

  29. Lisa
    02/05/2010 at 4:11 am (5 years ago)

    Beautiful bathroom! Want to come help redesign mine? :)

  30. Holly
    02/05/2010 at 6:26 am (5 years ago)

    Gorgeous! Your finished bathroom looks absolutely gorgeous. I want to take a bath now. You know what is sad…my master bathroom is so ugly that I am afraid to post my before (our bathroom is getting ready for a makeover).

  31. thedomesticfringe
    31/12/2010 at 2:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE your bathroom! The are wonderful, but the tub…oh, that tub. It’s luxurious. I hope you enjoy it very much!

    Happy New Year! I’m enjoying your recap post.

  32. Marcia (123 blog)
    11/02/2012 at 8:25 pm (3 years ago)

    GORGEOUS! I love the pebble borders.

    Also, amazed they vacuumed every evening – very good builders!

  33. Diane Roark
    16/05/2012 at 10:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Stopping by from SITS.  I really enjoy your blog especially your travels.  I blog about FAITH, our family’s favorite places, our favorite recipes, and more.  Diane


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