En-suite bathroom renovation

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Hi all,

Thought I would show some pictures of my en-suite bathroom I completed. Took me from October 09 to Christmas eve 09 (weekend working as I have a full time job through the week). Major brownie points from the missus for completing before Christmas.

I did everything apart from skimming the ceiling.

I think the biggest success is the travertine tiles, although they were a nightmare to do (the missus was very good at tiling as she has more patience and eye for detail than I do).

Thanks to everyone that helped me with my queries on here whilst I was working on it.





















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Very nice job.

On a practical note, how do you find the basin to use? It looks a little high, can imagine having to reach my arms over the sides of it to get into the water.
 
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Hi Steve,

The basin is quite high, luckily the wife is 6ft!

Practically I wouldn't recommend it for a main bathroom. Especially for kids using it etc.

Ideal for en-suite though and we needed the storage space because we ripped out the cupboard. I liked the style as well.

I always make a point of keeping the top of the unit dry otherwise water damage could occur. I also had to fully seal the interface between the bottom of the sink and the top of the unit as I found water was sitting in the gap underneath which wouldn't have been good for the wood.

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I always make a point of keeping the top of the unit dry otherwise water damage could occur. I also had to fully seal the interface between the bottom of the sink and the top of the unit as I found water was sitting in the gap underneath which wouldn't have been good for the wood
I did have thoughts along this line, didnt wanna p**s on your bonfire too much though :LOL: ;)
 

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I love the tiles.
TBH I love the whole revamp, well done. It is what I would like to do in the loft eventually when I put a double and single bedroom up there with a shower room to share.
If you dont mind me asking what was your budget for this?
 
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Thanks nij,

We managed to save money in places.
The tiles were £400 from Travertine direct - don't be put off by ordering them online because they are much cheaper, they send you samples and are delivered on a secure pallet (not a single one was cracked).
Sink incl solid oak unit and tap was £250 from Home Furtiture Land
Triton Shower £200 from Screwfix
Toilet £100 from Screwfix
Heated towel rad £80 from Screwfix
Mira shower tray £200 from Screwfix
Glass shower screen £130 from ebay
Flooring £70 from Floors to go (incl membrane)
Spotlights £30 from an online lighting specialist (can't remember name)
Vanity unit £60 from B&Q.
I had to pay a plasterer £40 to skim the ceiling as this is the only thing I can't do.
Budget around £300 for skirting, plasterboard and floorboards
Lots of other bits and bobs such as chrome tile strips, shaver socket, towel rad valves, wiring, copper piping & bends etc. Overall I reckon £2k plus alot of blood sweat and tears.
 
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Weren't you a little worried about the weight of those tiles on that wall though? I'm cowardly you see :) :eek:
 

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