As the mother of two, I am fast becoming aware of one fairly important fact. I no longer own my house, it belongs to my two little darlings. My last haven? The bathroom and you can bet I’m holding onto it for dear life. In fact, I’m currently in the process of planning an extensive room improvement. It’s going to be the place where I retreat from the world of parenthood into adult pleasures. I’m talking about long soaks in the tub, sensual showers, bubble baths and candles. I want heated floors, stylish designs and maybe a sauna. Intrigued? Then you might want to follow the plan I’m going to take.
Step 1: Choose A Budget
I’ve decided I’m only going to spend about a thousand on this improvement. If there are any designers out there reading this, they’ll be shaking their heads right now. You can’t improve a bathroom properly for anything less than five, supposedly. Well, I’m going to prove them wrong and stick to my budget. I advise you do the same because home renovation projects can quickly grow out of control in both time and money. So, just under two it is. Yes, I added on a thousand because I’d like a brand new set of furniture. More on that further down…
Step 2: Talk To A Designer
Well, I decided I’d try and speak to a designer and let them know what I wanted. I just thought I’d see if they could work in the budget I had chosen. It turns out they could, but they also advised there was no way I’d get the effect I wanted. Well, we’ll just see about that.
Step 3: Choosing The DIY Option
So, I’m going to start by repainting the walls. I’m going to mix cream and black by having white walls and a black floor. I’m also planning on getting coal black fixtures like the bath, the shower, the sink. I also plan on getting these fixtures to match by buying the furniture in a set. To find this, I’ve been looking at bellabathrooms.co.uk. They offer some great sets, one of which I’m sure is going to look great in my new, improved bathroom.
Step 4: Luxury Features
I’ve been told that a jacuzzi is a waste of money. They clog up, they break down and eventually you are just left with a rather smelly mess. Particularly, if you try to make one yourself. While I accept that premise, I haven’t given up. There are some great modifications you can buy for the bottom of a bath. That way, you save on space, and you still get some bubbles when you bathe. It’s really the best of both worlds. Aside from that I’m also looking at some jets you can install in the shower that look awesome.
Step 5: Add Some Accessories
My final step? That would be to go out and buy some home comforts. I’m talking about bath salts, candles, bubble bath, and soaps. If this is going to be my home haven I’m going to feel complete serenity when I bathe. I can’t wait to try it when the project is complete.