At the moment I’m 100% focused on the conversion of my Summer House into my studio and possible part time Airbnb space. The refurbished summer house will be self sufficient with it’s own bathroom, kitchen and bedroom space (if I choose to put a bed in there), if not, then office/ workshop space.
It’s all feeling rather rushed as at the last minute the builder said he can fit me in – and I have nothing planned.
So I have to act quick, and firstly I’m focusing on my bathroom. So in the bathroom will be a walk in shower, eco toilet – I’ll come to that in another post and a small basin.
I’ve decided my colour palette will be monochromatic – simple black and white. I was going to add brass taps to the mix, but I’m struggling to find anything on a short lead time that I like. Will I settle for chrome? Or maybe I can find something in matt black? Do you know of any drop dead gorgeous brass taps I can get here in the UK on a short lead time?
Anyway, to help you visualise, here’s my floor plan for the summerhouse, and in particular the bathroom.
You can see that the bathroom is tiny. I’m not going to try any magical tricks to make it feel big like paint the walls light so that light bounces all around. At the moment, there’s no natural light in there to bounce around (but I might add in a window so that it doesn’t feel too claustrophobic and to help remove any nasty odours if you know what I mean!). Colour-wise though, I’m going to go moody in there on the walls although I’ll be keeping the wall tiles around the shower light and bright.
The basin is 400mm wide (not that I’ve ordered it yet – but it will be). So the bathroom mirror has to be the same width (ish).
I’ve decided that I’m going for either a black or brass framed bathroom mirror and my budget on this is hugely important as I don’t have any spare funds. I’m literally selling possessions on eBay to fund this.
So here is my top 5 choice of bathroom mirrors. Please let me know which one you like best?
- Black framed bathroom mirror with shelf – Wayfair.co.uk £144.25
- Rusty Metal round bathroom mirror – Maison Du Monde £59
- Graham and Green £395 – too expensive for me – but I like this style, where can I get something for a fraction of the price?
- Westelm £149 mixture of mirror and metals
- black and gold bathroom mirror – Made.com £99
Personally, I think my favourite is the Made.com one. What do you think?
In my next post I’ll show you my whole mood board for the bathroom. Please subscribe if you don’t want to miss out on the transformation.