'It used to make my heart sink - but not anymore'

'It used to make my heart sink - but not anymore'


Posted 27th February

Faced with a bathroom stuck in the 1980s, Rose Gledhill brightened it with white walls and seaside accessories

A bit about me

Hi, I’m Rose Gledhill, and I live in a one-bedroomed Victorian conversion flat in North London. I’ve been here since March 2015.

My problem bathroom

The whole look of the bathroom was in a timewarp, and the shiny tiles were really slippery and unsafe. The shower seemed to be ancient, and was barely working; it never provided enough water for a full shower, it could only ever manage a few tepid drops, so it had to go.

How I made it work

I lightened the room with fresh white tiles and a brand new suite. I also invested in a decent shower and enclosure. I finished the room with compact sanitaryware, and added personality with cute coastalthemed towels and trinkets.

My favourite part

The shower was my priority when updating this room, and I allocated a lot of the budget (not to mention a lot of space) to a sparkly new shower and enclosure. I don’t regret it one bit – it’s everything I wanted and more. I also really love the blind with its sandy colour and bright teal stripe at the bottom because it reminds me of the seaside.

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