We have lived in our tiny coastal home for nearly seven years and I am slowly working through our house makeover. It has been a slow process but we are finally nearly halfway there. The rooms downstairs are now completed and I'm delighted with how things have turned out. We started by replacing our kitchen on a tight budget of £1,200, then I moved on to decorating our lounge on a budget in a retro madmen style.
My bathroom is really tiny and is downstairs which was a bit annoying to start with but I have got used to dashing down the stairs for the loo in the middle of the night and it doesn't really bother me as much. As the room is so small it is important to keep it clutter free and to use colors that draw in the light from the small window.
We stripped off the old ghastly wallpaper and replaced it with a metallic silver design. The light literally bounces off the walls, I love it. I love camper vans and I was keen to have a little retro in this room to match the rest of the house, so this paper is perfect.
Hubby added some budget white tiles to the bottom walls for easy cleaning. He had never tiled before but watched a few You Tube videos and took his time. I'm very pleased with the result and we saved a small fortune by doing it ourselves.
We also searched in bathroom shops for sales and found a closing down sale where we picked up a great mirror with a light and a modern white towel rail radiator for an astonishing £20 each. Hubby needed some help from my brother to install the radiator, and I totally love it.
The flooring matches the rest of the downstairs and we picked it up on ebay for a bargain price.
What do you think?