Welcome to the dreaded avocado suite – pretty much a standard addition in any house that hasn’t been touched since the 70s! To be fair, I’d say mine was more of a sage green which isn’t quite so… okay it’s still bad. As you can see from the before pictures, the family bathroom needed a bit of updating – the chair alone makes me feel a little unwell. It’s actually a pretty big room so initially, I had dreams of a beautiful freestanding bath and separate shower but I soon found out that these weren’t too realistic (sad face).
As you can see in the photo above, the top of the stairs eat into the room making an awkward space, so putting a shower here was impossible without building up the wall. I realised I’m not too keen on showers over a freestanding bath (the sticky shower-curtain hell) so, after exhausting all alternative layouts, we finally decided to build up the wall, boxing off the stair angle and creating some ingenious storage space behind the actual shower. I can’t wait to see some fluffy ol’ towels in there.
I knew I wanted some statement floor tiles in here as there’s a fair bit of floor space, I just had to decide which ones! Of course I trawled Pinterest and found some beautiful bathrooms, and decided to go with these beauties from Topps Tiles. I wanted to keep the rest of the bathroom very simple and bright, so went for white bevelled metro tiles with white grout for the rest of the walls. I just love how glossy and clean they look – like shiny bars of chocolate! My builder got the metro tiles himself from a local store as it worked out cheaper, but all metro tiles are pretty much identical! You can get Topps Tiles’ offering here.
I love how this bathroom turned out, and everyone who sees the floor tiles falls in love with them! I do wish I’d chosen a slightly different sink/cupboard as it’s a bit basic but, as there’s an ensuite in the master bedroom, I figure I’m not going to be using it much, right?! I know I’m always going to wish I’d done some things slightly differently so I just need to look at the bigger picture and realise that it really doesn’t matter!
Next step: paint! I’m thinking dark… What do you think?