Thursday, 18 October 2012

My Dream Bathroom - Tots100 and Competition Entry

Every day when I go in my bathroom I wish we had the money to sort it out! We've lived here for 4 and a half years and we've not done anything to this room other than keep it as clean as we can but it's seen better days. This bathroom is no shabby chic dream, it's just shabby and in some ways dangerous. The kids cannot be left in here alone, see those sawn off pipes, check out that delightful space where the boiler is housed. It's a renovation project that's for sure and with a 3 year old and a 1 year old underfoot it's not something we could undertake ourselves like we did in our old flat pre-kids, when we also had the help of my Dad. We both work, and when we're not working we're looking after the kids. Here's our bathroom as it is now:

I'm not going to pretend that a project like this wouldn't cost a bit more than the prize on offer but I'd love to win the prize so it would get us started on the road to the dream bathroom that I've always wanted for me and my family. I have made a dream bathroom board on Pinterest with my components for what makes a highly sought after bathroom. It includes a lovely big bath and some sparkly spangly mosaic style tiles to replace the boring non-descript tiles we currently have. We'd also exchange our dribble of a shower for a shower the size of a sunflower head to rain down on us. We'd cover up all those unsightly pipes and transform that hideous cupboard area into a lovely airing cupboard where we could store some big fluffy towels. The lighting would be changed from one round light in the middle of the room to much more flattering down lighters. The slippery laminate flooring would be exchanged for something more tactile. We'd have a place to put all our toiletries and holders to put our toothbrushes etc. And if they've invented mirrors to make lumps and bumps disappear by then we'll have those too!

I think these two would be pretty pleased with a new bathroom:

This is my entry into the Tots100 and competition to win a £2500 makeover of a room in our house. We'd receive tools, materials and expert tradesman advice should we win. We've got our fingers, toes and leg hair crossed....


  1. What a great sized bathroom!
    ...OK, it has it's drawbacks and ugly spots, but it is a great base to start from. Good luck with the project.

  2. Good luck. I've been hoping to win a make-over but no luck yet. The kids look cute.

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