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Our Bathroom Renovation Project With

When we moved into our home just over 6 months ago, it was blatantly obvious that we had our work cut out for us. It is a beautiful little cottage that we live in surrounded by countryside but the decor is tired. I hated the bathroom with a passion! With it’s vile dark green and orange tiles, yellow walls, beige lino flooring and a suite that had seen better days. It was so dated as you will see as you read further. Lucky for us the lovely folk at came to our rescue and helped us transform it into a contemporary haven that we absolutely love.



bathroom before makeover

old toilet before renovation

Old tiles before renovation

First to go was those hideous tiles. I have always loved the look of metro brick tiles so that is what we decided on.

Metro tiles in bathroom.

Next was to install the Blanco vanity unit and basin in walnut. We moved the sink to the back wall which will give us more space. I love how compact the basin unit is. There is ample space inside with a shelf for your bits and bobs and the doors are soft closing. We continued with the metro tiles to provide a splashback for the sink.Installing basin unit in bathroom.

All of the wood panelling was removed from the back wall and we took down the existing towel rail which was in a really odd place right next to the toilet.  We were then ready to install the new toilet. We chose the Horizon close coupled toilet with a soft close seat which is ideal for when the boys use the toilet.

The yellow walls were another thumbs down from us. It was just so garish and I couldn’t wait to replace it with a nice neutral tone. After trying out a few different shades we finally went with Dulux Nutmeg White. I love it!

New toilet in bathroom

The old towel rail was white but we wanted something that would compliment the new taps so this curved heated towel rail in a chrome finish is what we went for. This is really good value for money considering it has such a high-quality finish and is such a large size -1200 x 500mm.

Chrome towel rail.

heated towel rail

This is the how the metro tiled wall turned out. I think it opens up the room no end and reflects so much light around the bathroom. It feels so airy in there now.

White metro tiles in bathroom

The old bath panels were only lengths of hardboard so we replaced them with 18mm Attica Walnut Bath Panels. These are nice and sturdy and gives a contemporary finish to the bath.

Bath panels

With the old taps absolutely knackered I wasn’t sorry to see them go. The chrome coating was starting to peel and they were riddled with limescale. There was also damage on the edge of the bath which is such a shame as I really like the enamel bath and didn’t really want to replace it, so we repaired it.

old dated taps

I was super impressed with the shiny new Selena bath taps. They make such a difference and really show the other ones up that’s for sure! And with a little TLC on the bath, it looks as good as new.

Modern chrome bath taps. Lever taps.

We also have a matching Selena mixer tap for the sink unit which came with a click-clack basin waste.

Chrome lever sink tap

Basin vanity unit

White panel flooring finished off the overall look nicely.

soft close toilet seat White wooden flooring


Bathroom makeover. A new suite, tiling and flooring have made a huge difference to our once dated bathroom.

I am absolutely over the moon with our new bathroom. I can’t thank enough for turning our little bathroom from what used to be an uninviting space to a beautiful retreat where I now actually look forward to escaping to for a nice long soak. It’s amazing what you can do with a little planning, even in a tiny space like this.

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See what decorative accessories we chose here – Bathroom Renovation: The Finishing Touches With Matalan.

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Our bathroom makeover has made such a difference. What was once a very dated room is now a contemporary and relaxing bathroom for us all to enjoy. #bathroomideas #bathroom #bathroommakeover #renovation #DIY


*I was sent these products for the purpose of this renovation. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest.*

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  1. Becca

    July 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Your bathroom is beautiful! Such a massive difference from how it looked before x

    1. Jayne

      July 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Hi Becca! Oh, thank you. I am so pleased with it now. I couldn’t say that before the makeover. x

  2. Talya

    July 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    The new taps, floors and tiles make all the difference – it looks and feels like a whole new bathroom and looks really lovely too.

    1. Jayne

      July 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      It really does Talya and thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be in there now 🙂

  3. Kim Carberry

    July 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Oh gosh! Those tiles were awful….I would have got rid too. The new one’s are much better.
    The whole bathroom looks so much better now…I bet you are glad it’s finished x
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    1. Jayne

      July 12, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      They were vile, weren’t they?! They made the bathroom so dark and that green! 🤢 I don’t know how the people here previous lived with them. It feels like a totally different room now Kim. So so pleased with it x

  4. Joanne

    July 12, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Your new bathroom looks lovely! I am sure you are delighted with the transformation!
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  5. Emma

    July 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    I have now got serious bathroom envy! Your bathroom looks beautiful and has come together really well. Our bathroom is on the small side and with 6 of us in our house it can be challenging. Our bathroom is on the hit list right after redecorating/freshening up the hallway so always on the lookout for bathroom inspo.

  6. Cath - BattleMum

    July 13, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Oh your new bathroom is gorgeous. Really fresh and clean. It looks completely different and so much lighter

  7. Nafisah NK

    July 14, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Awww they did a fantastic job with the renovation. The difference between the old and new is astounding xx

  8. Jenni

    July 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    What a transformation! We’ve just bought our own place and the bathroom needs a major makeover. Hope it turns out as nice as yours!

  9. Stelle

    July 14, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    I absolutely love the wooden colour scheme, especially the bath!
    Stelle Xx

  10. Chloe

    July 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Gosh what a transformation it looks lovely now. I would love a curved heated towel rail in our bathroom #mmbc
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  11. Rebecca Mercer

    July 16, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Looks lovely my bathroom is crying out for a revamp

  12. Karen Ching

    July 17, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Love how your bathroom turned out! Really like the vibe that those white tiles give off, really refreshing to look at indeed 🙂

  13. Wendy

    July 17, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Oh my gosh, what a transformation. It’s beautfiul!! I am not surprised you wanted to completely make over the bathroom, that yellow and those tiles!! You’ve created a really beautiful bathroom here, I bet you just want to stay in the bath for hours admiring it!xx

  14. Harriet Leonard

    July 18, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Love it! It looks so fresh & modern! Amazing what a few tweaks can do!

  15. Sarah-Jane Carter

    August 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I love the radiator and the flooring looks fab!! x

  16. anthony harrington

    August 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    a nice new bathroom makes such a difference

  17. anthony harrington

    August 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    a nice new bathroom can make such a difference

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