I’m used to being really busy, so I found that during lockdown, renovating was really just a way to keep myself occupied.
I’ve made bits and pieces and completed minor DIYs, but nothing to the scale of the laundry and bathroom before.
I was aiming for a modern barn house style. Something that isn’t going to date quickly, and I can freshen up with styling.
There were so many! The room tested my patience because it was one giant puzzle that I was constantly trying to find solutions for.
My initial plan was just to remove the lino so I could continue laying the hybrid floorboards throughout the whole downstairs (130m of flooring). I didn’t realise that the trough was tucked under the tiles and when I tried to pull it out to remove the last part of the lino, the tiles broke. So, that forced me to renovate the whole room.
I also fractured part of my hand when I hit it with the hammer trying to remove the tiles, and I’m just going blame that on being distracted by the kids talking to me!
This room was about $3,000, not including the new front loader washing machine.
Paint — Dulux Bathroom Vivid white (walls and ceiling)
All tiling — Bunnings, $465 total
Washing machine taps — Mondella Resonance Black Pin Lever Washing machine taps from Bunnings, $79.57
Basin and shower taps — Mondella Resonance Black Pin Lever wall taps, from Bunnings, $79.57
Basin Tap — ABI interiors, $109.90
Shower —from Bunnings, $142
Bath taps — Homary, $150
Flat Pax Cabinets – from Bunnings, $531
Acacia Bench top and sides – from Bunnings, $198 (2 pieces)
Mondella toilet roll holder — from Bunnings, $36.62
Toilet — from Bunnings, $289 (discontinued)
Flooring — Godfrey Hirst Hybrid flooring Apollo Ash
The whole room was one big puzzle and I guess that’s why I’m so proud of the full result!
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