Thought I’d show you the new bathroom in more detail. First, a view of the original. Next to it (and never photographed, for whatever reason) was a long room with a toilet right at the far end of it – a real throne-room, allowing for lots of bowing on the way.
This bathroom didn’t look too bad, did it (if the shade is to one’s taste)? However, closer inspection revealed a lot of blemishes. Cracked and stained tiles, windows full of rot, dreadful plumbing, and so on …
Now the wall has come out, and the bath, basin and toilet have been persuaded to share their space with a shower. The effect, if I say so myself, is stunning. My objections to the new configuration, based on, ‘What happens if somebody has to go when somebody else is having a bath?’ were responded to with, ‘Unlikely; and they can use the new one off the main bedroom, anyway’. Fair enough.
Note the nifty soak-and-sulk-seat in the shower!
A bit difficult to make out, here, is the fact that there is a recessed medicine chest with mirrors in front and inside. The left-hand door is open. Those things usually jut out, and I think it was worth removing a section of wall to give this treatment. The other side (in the second bedroom) has been filled in to look like any other part of the wall.
I think it all works pretty well – now to get other bits of the house to fall completely into place. Unfortunately it is now a choice between waiting for our star of a builder to finish another ultra-urgent job, or get in another, probably ‘iffy’, one. I think we’ll wait. Our first experiences of those whose only real talents lay in the gift of the gab and/or robbing one blind have been enough for a lifetime.