28. 08. 2014

I shared my plans for the laundry cupboard a couple of weeks ago, but here’s another small room that I’m hoping to tackle over the coming weeks.

En-Suite Bathroom:

We don’t plan on doing too much in this room, all it really needs is a little brightening up.

en-suite bathroom


– The blue border tile is really not my taste, but it’s staying as we’re working on a £200 budget for this room – I’m expecting most of that to go on the fixtures and fittings.
– The walls look yellow in this photo because of how dark the room is – they’re actually cream – so I’m going to use a bright white paint to lighten them up.
– The flooring may have to wait until the master bathroom is completed as I might use the same in both.

Further reading:

Apartment updates so far
– My very small Bathroom Inspiration Board on Pinterest – I need to get pinning!





In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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10 Responses to “Plans for the En-Suite Bathroom”

  1. How nice to have two bathrooms in your apt! That sounds like a full reno to me (other than replacing the shower stall and faucet!)

  2. Sue says:

    It’s all looking good. SO nice for you to be able to make all the plans now and get things to just how you want them.

    En-suites are always a little dark aren’t they, so it’s a good idea to paint it white and keep things simple.

    A shame about the blue tile trim, but at least it’s simple and workable with.

    • Laura says:

      Thanks Sue. The en-suite is in the guest bedroom and will only be used on occasion so it doesn’t make sense to spend a fortune.

  3. Cumbrian says:

    A big mirror helps, I used to have a small bathroom with small window, a mirror, full wall, really did make it fell so much bigger.

    Another idea is to use a coloured grout, always seems to look good to me.

  4. SarahN says:

    Of course, I like the blue tile ;) But that won’t surprise you! I really enjoy these lists of yours, cause I know you’re not all about ‘and I spent $1000 on useless stuff to make it look styled and pretty’ which generally seems other blogs/shows premise. I love your pared back style, so I look forward to seeing your new apartment evolve!

    • Laura says:

      I’m trying not to buy for the sake of buying, although (confession time) I have treated myself to a new coffee table – which you could count as styling. :)

  5. You’re focusing on some items that will give you a big bang for your buck. And with a smaller room, you can do a lot for not a lot of money! Good luck.