Whether you’re considering selling your existing house or designing your forever home, a bathroom renovation is a perfect way to increase the overall value of your property.
Ironically, we started looking into hiring tradesmen in February last year, without realizing that one month later we would end up in a national lockdown.
In the future, I want to add a milking stool (I just haven’t found the right size yet) and a wicker basket to store a few hand towels and any other bathroom essentials that we might need.
Floor and wall tiles play a huge part in the style of a bathroom or cloakroom, so whether you want sleek and neutral or playful and patterned, let your personality shine through.
I ordered several samples when we fit our kitchen 2 years ago. I fell in love with their classic Metro tile in ‘Sage’ (buy here) and decided that I was going to use them in one of our bathrooms.
Tip When buying your tiles, make sure you buy 10% more than you think you’ll need to allow for pattern matching, cutting, and spares. When you order from Topps Tiles, they automatically add 10% more.
For the finishing touches, we opted for a simple white border tile (it’s from Topps Tiles as well, but I can’t seem to find it online) and a floor grip strip in gold (sadly out of stock now).
As you would imagine, their shops are currently closed for browsing (because of the national lockdown), but have a chat with their dedicated team and discuss your renovation plans when they re-open their stores.
That being said, you can still place an order online and choose from free home delivery or free store collection.
One thing to note is that the taps sit too close to the back of the basin’s interior wall. Luckily we didn’t have any issues with the taps (we haven’t had any leaks either), but this can feel uncomfortable for some people to wash their hands because of the awkward position of the taps.
The vintage gold basin taps were purchased from Victorian Plumbing, and so was the basin waste with plug. The basin overflow cover insert hole trim has a slightly different finish (brushed brass) than the taps, but it’s hardly noticeable.
Because of the small size and the lack of natural light, we knew that we needed 2 wall light fixtures, in addition to the spotlights (we have two in matte black, buy them here).
And this is our cloakroom renovation journey, I hope you find this article useful and will potentially inspire your future renovations!
Any questions, please let me know in the comment section down below.
Disclaimer: I received the Topps Tiles Berkeley tiles as a PR product to review and for content purposes. All views and words are my own.