Bathroom Renovation: Slowly moving forward

It's been slow progress in the bathroom. This week has been a bit of a plod, and we seemed to stumble at every possible point. Nevertheless, we're five days in and things seem to be working out.
view from the doorway
When the floor tiles came up, the floor underneath was really decomposed, thanks to a leaking shower and toilet that occured at some point in this house's history. That put an extra day on the project.
Then, we had an issue with the under-sink cabinet from the Bath Store - one of the doors was damaged, and we managed to buy the wrong height of cabinet too. Urgh!

Basin: Bathstore MyPlan 600 available here
Not a problem, of course, except the store was quite hopeless and couldn't arrange us a replacement. We also expected someone to collect our gargantum shower enclosure on Thursday, but no one showed. This meant T wasted a day off, and it was apparently 'the worst day ever'. He has a very hard life, ladies and gents.

I would have loved to have reported that it was all done and dusted this week, but I think we're going to need two extra days to get this done. However, we're on the final lap!

In other news, I had an old frame lying around. It was huge and I couldn't really figure out what to put in in. Then, I bought this awesome wrapping paper from Waterstones for just £2.95.Suddenly, we have a work of art for the dining room!


Bathroom Progress - no more doors!

Day one of the building work, and I hardly recognise the top floor of our house. ....It's so normal now. Going to the bathroom is no longer like playing a medieval game of tetris.

Admittedly, it's far from finished. In fact, it's hardly been started, but it feels like a completely different room already. Here's a sneak peak....

I was a bit disappointed to find out that there's a lintel right in the middle of the ceiling. It's not ideal, but it's not a deal-breaker.

Anyway, the Bath Store were fantastic when I rung them to return the shower we had bought - no questions asked at all. We ordered a replacement from Victoria Plumb which offered next-day delivery so we're not really behind schedule.

I'll keep you posted!


Sometimes I forget how to be a 'grown up'

The last few months have felt oddly disparate.
January was an incredibly busy month for me; I started a new job, celebrated an anniversary and quite a few birthdays. I also did a lot of work around the house.We painted all the downstairs rooms and 'finished' the dining room. It felt lovely to be so constructive.

Then things began to slip. February was a very ill month; I spent two consecutive weeks feeling just plain awful - firstly, with a stomach bug, and secondly with a hacking cough which just will not shift. Now we're into March (eight days into March, somehow?!?) and I'm realising that time is slipping away again.

Anyway, the fixtures for our bathroom arrived on Friday. This was incredibly exciting, until I realised how badly we'd  messed up. There is one major oversight we made when we decided to buy a beautiful, luxurious walk-in shower enclosure.

This is a Victorian terrace. This house has narrow staircases. Our shower enclosure isn't going to fit, and the builder is coming on Monday...!

Help, I forgot how to be a 'grown up'!

So T and I are having a last-minute panic. Luckily we found a plumbers' merchant that can do next-day delivery so we are (sort of) saved - but I'm not going to get the dream bathroom I had set my heart on.