Since we moved into our house three years ago, slowly but surely we have been working hard to make our house a home. Over the last three years we have decorated every bedroom but our own, replaced the conservatory with a solid roof, converted the garage into a playroom and painted and decorated throughout. And all that is left, and the job we have been putting off the longest, is the bathrooms – a huge task that I am not looking forward to in the slightest!!
We have big plans to re-design the layout of our downstairs bathroom and to replace the suite upstairs, and yet nothing is quite as simple as it sounds! We have spent the last few weeks trawling bathroom showrooms and DIY stores, dithering over colour schemes, bath taps and door handle packs and although we have made progress, we are yet to fully commit to the style of our future bathroom!
In the right house, I love a traditional bathroom. I love the deep bathtubs with the intricate claw feet, the shallow basins and the fact that there is the possibility of injecting so much character into a traditional design. That said, for our house, and in keeping with the rest of our home, a traditional bathroom wouldn’t really fit, not without decorating every other room to match!!
I love these ultra modern bathroom designs, and just looking at it makes me so happy. No tiles to clean or grout to scrub, no mountain of bath toys piled up in a corner, no ten thousand bottles of every single toiletry known to man, cluttering up the window sill or the ledge above the sink. And yet with four children I think a bathroom like this would be impossible, and whilst it would be amazing to have a floor so shiny and a bath so sparkling clean, I think in terms of practicalities, this one will have to wait until the children leave home!
If I truly believed that my children would allow this bathroom to remain just as beautiful as the day it was fitted, I would have this installed in an instance. I love the boudoir feel, the romantic lighting and feminine touches, and yet I know that as lovely as it is, in theory this would never work in my house either.
I love a nautical theme and as a family with plenty of “stuff”, this style of bathroom is definitely one that would fit well in our home. When it comes to children, storage is key, preferably high shelves, lockable cabinets, and plenty of towels, bath mats and an industrial strength shower curtain to keep at least some of the water in the bath.
In the next couple of weeks we will hopefully have made a decision, and our bathroom transformations will be underway and I can’t wait to share our progress!
Which style of bathroom would you choose?
*** This is a collaborative post. All words and opinions are my own.***