I have been in my current house for nearly 5 years now. In this time I haven’t redecorated much, changed anything really just plodded along as we are. But I’m getting bored. I am sick of how things look right now and can be frequently spotted wandering aimlessly around Wilkinson’s with wall paper samples in hand, staring wistfully at their new ranges for different parts of the home.
I already know how I’m decorating different rooms. white and grey for the living to freshen it up after years as gold and black. I am loving the butterfly paper and a steal at only £8! Black and pink for the bedroom to replace the teal and brown and Olivia is opting for graffiti heart wall paper for her room. It’s safe to say we have our hands full and I’m hoping to start it after our holiday this month.
Now you will notice I missed a few places. The hallway is still being decided on, the kitchen was done not long after I moved in. My house is a housing association house and about 4 years ago they replaced the kitchen with units of my choosing and decorated how I asked. I am still more than happy with my black and white kitchen and if I fancy a change I just swap it up with different colour accessories. Currently I am still loving purple.
Last but not least is the bathroom. *Sigh* Where do I start………………………
It is old and outdated to say the least. It is lacking a shower for starters. And nice tiles on the floor. It needs freshening up too. Lets face it the whole thing needs ripping out and redoing. Basically it’s a hot mess. The way I see it I have two options.
- Leave it.
A few years ago I was led to believe we would be getting new bathrooms fitted in the near future. As of yet they haven’t materialised and I really don’t have the funds to buy a new bathroom myself. But this is me and I don’t let a lack of funds stop me from fantasising about my ideal bathroom. A wishlist never hurt anyone did it!
At the moment I struggle climbing in and out of the bath to get a shower. Years of working in retail and heavy pressure on the knees has left me feeling old and achey before my time. This coupled with some serious ankle sprains which have never 100% healed make little movements awkward and painful especially first thing in the morning.
I always worry about slipping in the bath if my ankle was to go or my knees as I clamber in and out especially as I’m not as young and svelte as I used to be. So this got me thinking about what little adaptations could be made to my bathroom to make things a little bit easier. Granted I don’t have a major disability but to have little changes to things would make life that little bit easier. If I had to have a bath I think a walk in one would be ideal for me, no hitching my leg up over the side, absolute bliss!
This! Relaxation and comfort with easy access.
So if I could have the bathroom of my dreams what would I pick…….let me see………….It would have to be accessible, no clambering around in and out the bath. I have always fancied a wet room, you know. Like the one’s you can find at Premier Bathrooms. Olivia had her own bathroom in hospital when she was admitted recently and I loved being able to just walk under the shower and close the curtain. No worrying about slipping as I step out or having to hold onto something. The non slip floor would take away the worrying of my ankle giving out on me when I jump in the shower as soon as I wake up, as it is prone to most mornings, evenings, when I mention working out…………
Unfortunately this wouldn’t be possible as Olivia would fight me tooth and nail as she hates shower and loves baths but I’m sure I could change her mind and I am in charge, I think? Being a small bathroom there just isn’t the room for both but a girl can dream can’t she. In reality however I would be more than happy for a shower that can be used at the same time as the washing machine!
*Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post*