Posts Tagged ‘renovation’

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First off, I admit our bathroom doesn’t look THAT bad.

We’re lucky it doesn’t sport the original brown 70s tiling like most of our neighbouring units. But its not-completely-offensive appearance belies the questionable style choices and incredibly shoddy workmanship of the previous owner’s “improvements”.

So here is an up close and personal look at all of the things I hate about our bathroom.

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There’s nothing wrong with the vanity, although I never would have paired those contemporary handles with the traditional tap set, which is a different style again to the toilet roll holder.

And there is no place for an industrial fluoro tube light (even one that isn’t missing a cover) in a residential home. Ever.

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Our sole attempt to improve the bathroom over the last five years was the addition of a glass shelf in the shower… which broke. (Thanks Ikea, it was a genius idea to use tiny plastic brackets to hold a glass shelf.)

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Let’s be honest: you’re not fooling anyone with the ‘marble’ tiles.

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Classy, right? (And I’m not even talking about my nanna dressing gown.)

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This is not just deterioration. Someone actually went to the bother of repainting the room and didn’t think it worthwhile to fill in the (many) gaping holes first.

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This is the EXTERIOR paint colour. How a massive glob of it wound up on the bathroom doorframe in the first place is beyond me, let alone why no one fixed it.

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Now you can see why I’m so excited to finally be overhauling this room!

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This type of renovation is not for the faint hearted, but is it ever worth it for gobsmacking results like this:

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See the rest of the home and read the owner’s story over on Design*Sponge.

Side note: I am trying to explain to The Man about the difference between good exposed brick and bad exposed brick. Ryan, this is most definitely the good kind.

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I am dying to redo our bathroom, but I know it will be awhile before we can. In the meantime I will console myself with the thought that it could be worse. Much worse.

disgusting pink bathroom

Like this revolting scene from Stefanie‘s bathroom.

Wow. Just… wow.

And there’s a whole house full of other jaw-dropping transformations on her blog Brooklyn Limestone.

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I am taking some time off my regular blogging schedule during the final days before my wedding and while I’m on my honeymoon. Since you will be at home while I am having the time of my life, I have pre-posted some fun links and great guest posts to keep you entertained.

How incredible is this bedroom makeover? Not only did occupants Melissa and Chris manage to transform a rental basement into a bedroom that looks like it’s floating on a cloud, they did it all for under $100!

Find how the heck she did it here.

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I am taking some time off my regular blogging schedule during the final days before my wedding and while I’m on my honeymoon. Since you will be at home while I am having the time of my life, I have pre-posted some fun links and great guest posts to keep you entertained.

There are makeovers and then there are makeovers. Converted from a 60s Airstream caravan, this incredible studio is most definitely one of the latter.

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airstream studio after

Want more? Get the full story here.

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