The New House – The Bathroom

I only have two more rooms left to show you in the new house! Today I will do a quick tour around the bathroom and at some point soon(ish) I will share the second bedroom on here.

Then after that I haven’t got a clue what to blog about! Oh dear!

Anyway, I will spare you all my usual excuses about my bad mobile phone photos and get straight down to business describing the bathroom that we inherited with our new house and our future plans for it.

IMG_3130IMG_3131IMG_2388As you can see, we were lucky with our new house that the bathroom was in decent shape and in good order with a new(ish) white bathroom suite (thank goodness for that! no putting up with yucky 80’s beigey-yellow shell shaped sainitary ware and messing around putting in a new suite here!), simple plain rectangular white tiles from floor to ceiling and a nice internal door with a working lock on it!

Whoop! In our last house I hated the interior doors and we had no lock on our bathroom door, something that always seemed to bother our house guests for some reason.

So all that we are going to do in this room is give it a little TLC and tart it up a little.

In fact we have already started doing so!

What we are doing is removing one of the blinds (the blue plastic Venetian one in the photo above. Who knows why the previous owner felt the need to have two blinds on the window?) and repairing the damage from removing it with some spare tiles that were left behind in the garage. We are also replacing a cracked tile near the loo, building a tall, narrow cabinet to store our toiletries and cleaning products, replacing the piece of wood in the photo below that has the shower screen fixed on it with a plastic fixture as it the wood has stared to rot, changing the shower screen to a folding one so that its easier to climb in and out of the bath, replacing the wooden window sill with a more practical plastic one, changing the bath panel from the pine wooden planks shown below to a simple white plastic panel, and finally, changing the flooring to a nicer coloured lino.

Blimey, now that I have listed our plans, that seems like a hell of a lot of work!

Oh well, it will be worth it in the end!

The New House – The Garage

Oops, it seems that I have taken an unintentional blog break for nearly a month! No real reason for it, other than I haven’t felt like blogging of late. We all go through these periods and sometimes the temptation to give up for good and to delete everything kicks in!

But fear not, while lots of my fave bloggers seem to have thrown in the towel lately, I am going to keep on blogging my mediocre musings and inflicting my terrible mobile phone photography on you all.

Plus I really must finish sharing all the “before” pictures of the house on here, for my benefit, if not for anyone else!

Today I will share a few snaps of our new garage and talk you through it.

To be honest, I almost forgot to share this part of the house on here. But its actually quite a big reason why we chose this house.

Well, when I say we, I really mean Rob!

Apparently this is a special garage, as it has electricity, lighting and its very own toilet! Our garage is also attached to the side of the house, rather than en bloc etc, with a handy interior door in to it. Which is handy for me, as we have our washing machine and freezer stored in there (basically the only reason why I ever go in the garage is to put the washing on or to eat a cheeky Magnum!)

Its a pretty big one this garage, as garages go, and Rob has plenty of plans for turning it into the garage/workshop of his dreams. He already goes to the garage to escape from me and the cat, and to unwind doing his favourite past time of tinkering with the Beetle and building stuff out of wood!

Rob has joked that all he needs now is a sofa bed, a TV and a microwave in there, and then he never has to step foot in the house ever again!

This can easily be arranged, I say!!!

So yeah, that’s about all that I can say about this room. Its just a garage, as far as I am concerned really. But for Rob, it is his dream come true! Bless, him! IMG_2372IMG_2373IMG_2374IMG_2375The above four photos were taken on the day that we moved in, and really show the size and scale of the space.

Of course now its crammed full of boxes, camping equipment, car parts, tools, bikes and a rusty off the road Beetle, so you can hardly move in there! Fun times!IMG_2397IMG_2401

Hopefully by the end of the year it will be better organised, I will have a nice (Rob built) utility area in there and Rob will have soundproofed the walls and turned it into his ultimate man cave of dreams™!