Exposed Brick Wall Bathroom Redo

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Extra isn’t at all times higher, as Jen Rothbury (@crack_the_shutters) present in her 1920s South Manchester house. When her household moved in, it was, she says, “in fairly a state of disrepair—there was dampness all through and the entire home windows have been rotten.” Plus, as a substitute of 1 giant, purposeful toilet there have been three smaller ones: one field room with a bathe (and a ceiling coated in mildew), one room with a shower and a sink, and a separate bathroom with a leaky sewage pipe. “It’s truthful to say the entire home stank,” Jen says. “The stench that had infiltrated the wood ground couldn’t be budged with any quantity of bleach!”

“Having a bathroom with no sink, and separate bathtub and bathe rooms didn’t work for household life in any respect,” Jen says. “We knew instantly on viewing the home that we might create a big household toilet with area for the youngsters to run round and have correct household bathtub instances.” The main target of the renovation was to mix the three rooms into one usable area with a bathtub and sufficient room for bathing youngsters.

Pulling down partitions to create the brand new toilet took about three weeks. “The toughest half was residing by means of the renovations while residing in the home with such a younger household,” Jen says. “My youngest was 5 months previous when work began and my eldest was 2 years. At one stage we had no roof and when bathing the youngsters they appreciated to try to spot the celebrities—sounds romantic however undoubtedly misplaced its attraction after the primary evening!”

The newly opened area options large-scale tile on the ground, plus a modern standalone tub. On the vainness wall, Jen selected a double-sink vainness and a tall storage cupboard. She painted the items herself over a pair evenings after work, selecting a mushy pink for a playful hit of colour. On the wall behind, she and her husband put in brick veneer over a weekend. That concerned putting in channels by means of which to run the cords for the vainness sconces—no straightforward job, Jen says.

For the opposite facet of the toilet, Jen selected a daring teal colour (Farrow & Ball’s Vardo) that pops towards the impartial tile. “The toilet renovation was initially centered on one factor which was creating a big area for comfy household life,” Jen says. “As soon as this was created we centered on making it a extra attention-grabbing area with texture and colour that may make it an uplifting area to spend time in.”

Amongst all the brand new modifications, Jen’s favourite piece is the brick. “My favourite half is unquestionably the brick wall—I really like how properly the colour works with the pink items and love how distinctive they’re in a rest room setting,” Jen says. “The brick wall is the view when mendacity within the bathtub and I find it irresistible! It makes me glad each time I am going into the toilet and for me that’s what your property ought to do.”

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