Thursday, 18 October 2007

bathroom reno: finished!

OK, so my tiler didn't die, but he did quit! Nice, huh? He rocks up for work on the Monday at about 10am, tells me there's a problem with money (um, don't agree to do it then?!) and that he's finishing today. Then waltzes off, leaving me open-mouthed, teary-eyed and completely peeved. What the heck am I supposed to do now? Not impressed. Of course what annoyed me the most was my inability to go off at him. I just nodded and shrugged my shoulders as if to say "oh well, these things happen" while in my head I was screaming at him and chaining him to my half-completed bathroom and refusing to let him leave until he finished tiling it. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I made a frantic call to Jeff - who was also completely horrified - and in a few hours he had organised someone to have a look the next morning. He can't do it, but his mate can - on Thursday. So I'm a few days behind yet again, but Colin is my hero, turns up, asks what I want done and not only says "no problem, whatever you want", but also says "oh that'd look great"!!! whoo hoo - no more grumpy tiler. Three days later I have a beautifully tiled bathroom. Then the plumber and electrician pop back in, put in the fittings and the final touches and it's DONE!

I love the earthy feel to the room.

The mosaics that caused so much drama for my grumpy tiler

Cool towel rack and shelf in one - from Howard's Storage World

The loo, tucked away behind the door!

I love it. It's a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be, and bizarely, seems bigger than it did when there was nothing in it! Go figure! Anyway, it's all done and I'm just thrilled. Just needs a cost of paint now (and, the showerscreen hadn't been put in when these pics were taken). And I didn't really go over budget. All up, the bathroom cost under $9000. Awesome!


Sian said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. Your new bathroom looks great. I'm rather jealous!

Dani & Mezza said...

Bathroom looks awesome. Is teh shower screen just a glass panel that goes one third along the bath?

belinda graham said...

Hey Dani & Mezza - the screen goes about half way but is on a swivel so it can open and close, which is so much easier than a fixed panel as you can actually reach the taps without almost falling in!

Anthea said...

I've just spent a good half hour going through your bathroom renovation posts. It's really timely that I discovered these as I've had a gutsful of our 1.8m x 1.7m bathroom and am NOT going through another winter with it as it is - south facing with no extractor fan = damp and mould, rotting wood, rotting shower linings, ugly vinyl floor, revolting bath. So it's been great reading how yours progressed and how little it cost whilst looking so great!

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