I'm not sure a room without a bath can really be called a bathroom, so perhaps shower room is more accurate. But, last weekend, we finally did the last few lingering DIY jobs like painting the door, sealing the floor and hanging a toilet roll holder, and declared it finished.
I am absolutely thrilled with how it has turned out. It's a small, dark room in which every inch of space has to work hard, so it was a challenge at times, but I think we've made the best of it.
Directly opposite the door to the hall is the sink and newly enlarged window. I think this might be the best thing we did to the room, as the difference in light levels - even on gloomy days - is really something.
The drawers under the sink are deceptively spacious and hold cleaning things, toiletries, medicines - everything we would normally have out on display - while the basket holds hand towels, flannels and face cloths.
To the left of the door, where the bath was, is a long shower tray partially enclosed by a glass screen. We deliberately avoided a shower door (something else that is tricky to clean!) and I love how simple the glass is.
We chose an overhead rainfall-style shower with an adjustable head underneath, very useful for the dog when he is muddy and me when I want to shower without washing my hair.
At the end of the shower is a lovely wooden peg rail that is perfect for hanging towels and the cotton bags I put the crocheted make up remover pads into before putting them in the washing machine (stops them getting lost).
The toilet is where it was before, tucked away behind the door.
We hung our mirrored cabinet in the same place as before, above the towel rail, and the flooring is the same as we have in the living room, hall and Bella's bedroom downstairs.
It's all very white. I love this, but am aware that is can all look a bit clinical and cold if you're not careful so I've aimed to soften the room with natural materials like woven baskets and terracotta plant pots, as well as handmade items and pretty towels.
I may yet paint the walls. A blush pink, or a soft duck egg blue perhaps. Or leave them as they are. It's just lovely to walk into a room that isn't gloomy, mouldy and covered in beige tiles.