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Friday, 28 September 2012

En-Suite Bathroom Reveal... Part 2

So... here it is.. the last of the en-suite bathroom posts! Enjoy. 
Let me know what you guys think?

Here are a few pics of the tiling after we finished the grouting...
Next we grouted the floor (sorry no pics of just the grouted floor) and then started on installing the shower. It wasn't as difficult as we thought it would be, but it was a little stressful when carrying the glass and placing it because it was only guaranteed against breakage if installed by a registered/qualified plumber. So we took a chance but we won in the end!! 
After it was in and we started using it for the first time, we realised there was a small drainage area on the one side of the frame and the way we had put it in, according to the great Chinese instructions, the drainage was on the outside of the shower so it leaked. We also had one other problem, because our mosaic tiles aren't entirely flat, the seal on the bottom of the door didn't seal tightly against the tiles. So as always my amazing D.I.Y husband made a plan and got a strip of aliminium left over from the edging we used on the shower and window sill and siliconed it so the shower seal would seal against it and after that.. WE HAD NO MORE LEAKS AND A WORKING SHOWER!!!!!! FINALLY!
Next we installed the basin table. We ended up cutting off the back two legs and bolting it against the wall. After that we put in the basin and taps and hooked it all up This wasn't all as easy it sounds and as usual there were a few things that had to be fixed/fiddled with until they worked or stopped leaking. After the basin was in and working, in went the toilet and then all the accessories. And Voila!!!! En-suite bathroom COMPLETE!! (Well except for the curtains I still had to find/buy and put up, which I have done and I am yet to take photos of)

So what do you all think of our labour of love?? Would love to know your comments... Anyone else doing bathroom renovations?

Here's a before, during and after shot just for fun!!
Next on the list... 

Diningroom  - painting, new curtains, new light fitting & ceiling rose, new light and plug switches etc etc.. Here's a before shot just so you know what we are dealing with (sorry for the bad quality). 

It comes in the form of horribly yellowed, dirty walls, a terrible blind that was put up backwards and a huge menacing mirror that we are not sure how we are going to get it off the wall without it breaking...

Until next time...


  1. Loving that basin sink! Way to maximize use in a small space. Thanks for sending me the link!

  2. All of these images are looking fantatsic thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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  4. Nice photographs dear, keep it up.