In these difficult times we are all aware of our spending’s, but sometimes one has to speculate to accumulate. That means making the most of what you have already got. It needn’t cost a fortune either.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall
I recently did up my bathroom and I’ll tell you for why. I recently acquired a wonderful art deco bathroom mirror. It is a diamond shape with dark blue sections around the side of it.
Up on the bathroom wall it went and I looked around and realised that the mirror looked better than the bathroom.
The mirror had sparked me into action. It is a well worn cliché of property programmes and property experts but if you can invest in your bathroom you can add considerably more to the value of your house.
It is something I was well aware of but now I had received the metaphorical kick I needed from my mirror.
I arranged the budget I needed and had to spend and then set about creating a bathroom that would make that mirror proud.
In consultation with my plumber I worked out what was possible, the things that would work and would not work and, of course, the things I could afford and could not afford.
Like the mirror it had to have style and panache but also be functional and usable. It had to reflect me in a way.
The finished room
The walls are the same blue as the sections on the mirror, that deep, dark royal blue. The bathroom suite is white which acts as a good contrast to the blue.
I got myself a better shower with shower enclosure which looks a lot better than the previous shower with its tatty curtain.
My plumber moved the radiator so I was able to move the basin to a better spot and I have got a great new toilet.
It is so much better than my original bathroom and it makes me feel so much better when I look at it through the bathroom mirror that sparked me into action.