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Wowie Zowie, Indoor Plumbing!

Well... we sorta-kinda have a functioning bathroom!  After more than a month!!  Argh.  There have been various annoyances along the way:
  • Delay in obtaining the bath - they offered us a different one
  • Original one arrived after all, but... it turned out to be damaged
  • Not one, but two faulty dehumidifiers failing to... dehumidify!
  • Christmas and snow = more delays
  • Basin turned out to have a hairline fracture (d'oh!)
  • They forgot to order the end panel for the bath
In summary... argh! ;-)

Today I was finally able to use the shower!  Baths are all well and good, but less than ideal for washing long hair. :-\

It's still not completely finished, but I'm so bored of waiting for it to be 100% done that I thought I'd post a few pictures now, while the mood takes me.
Here is a BEFORE shot:

Cramped, mouldy and full of strange boxing-in (covering someone's adventures in DIY plumbing, by the looks of it)...  Plastic toilet cistern and nasty old wooden seat, ughh!!! o__O

...and here is a closer look at the wonderful, wonderful tiles we used to have:

Mmm, black with white specks, white with black specks, and ugly black/white/grey flowers... reminiscent of a sleazy 80s bachelor pad! >_<

And now, after a massive overhaul:

The ceiling is yet to be painted, the bath panel needs fitting and the floor needs covering with new vinyl, but otherwise it's looking good! ^_^

The old shower was really hard to turn on and off.  Now we have a sparkling new one!

The new tiles are so pretty! <3  The mosaic is a mixture of glass and stone, and has a sort of lilac tint. ^_^

Well, that's enough domestic drivel from Yrs Trly... thanks for reading! :-D


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Jan. 13th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
It really does make a big difference! And choosing the tiles was surprisingly easy... given that they only had about 3 or 4 designs in our price range! >_<
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Jan. 13th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
I think those tiles could possibly have looked ok in a modern 80s apartment, but they just looked daft in a Victorian cottage. >_< From grotty to nice is definitely yer optimum trajectory, although the part in the middle ('even grottier'?) is annoying. (I forgot to put in the post that we'd been having to empty buckets of water down the loo for a few weeks instead of having a working flush... o__O) Still, afterwards you're more grateful for the facilities! ;-)

Indeed, you should post a few pictures!
Jan. 14th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
I quite like the old bath :) But the back empty section looked a bit like a latrine or something, what was going on there!?
Jan. 25th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC)
The old bath did look nice, but unfortunately the enamel was really degraded... no matter how much you cleaned it, it still felt scummy and gross! >_< It was a pig to remove, the plumber had to smash it up with a sledgehammer!

As for that weird latrine-esque gap, that was covering up some Heath-Robinson style pipework. You never know what you're going to find under the surface of other people's DIY projects! ;-P
Jan. 15th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, the layout looks so much nicer. With the lighter tiles I think it makes the room look a lot bigger :)
Jan. 25th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-) Yes, it's made a big difference!
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