I'm super excited to start renovating our new home....well its not really new anymore but you know what I mean. Since we moved in we have had 1st birthday parties, work trips, a bucket load of painting and a massive holiday, it's been amazing but so nice to start working on the renovations we have planned. We have painted the whole place already but I'm not quite ready to share that with you, I haven't styled my house at all so the photographs would be way too boring for my lovely readers. It's a work in progress so you'll have to be patient with me.
In Melbourne we have a long weekend this weekend, as in starting tomorrow, so we thought we would make the most of it. I have only just starting collecting the bits and pieces that we need and have still got so much more to pick up so lets start from scratch, I'll show you what we have to work with....
We have a budget for this renovation just like everyone else, ours is certainly not an elaborate budget and as we only plan on staying here for a little bit longer it seems like a real waste to spend a fortune on a bathroom that we really wont get to use. It obviously has to look nice and be functional but we are not going to spend $1,500 on a free standing bath tub or $95 a square metre for tiles, I did see some of these tiles today and yes they are fabulous!
We decided on a budget of around $3000 to completely renovate the bathroom and we have been able to stay under that quite easily. We are doing all of the labour ourselves with some help from friends and family and don't need any plumbing work done as we aren't moving anything in the room. We are basically just replacing everything with some nice new stuff.....I can't wait to get rid of the blue and brown tiles!! We are also planning on saving the shower screen. It's reasonably new and there is nothing wrong with it. It's no frameless shower screen but it's fine to go back in and will save us a few hundred dollars...you can't go wrong there.
I'm sure we won't get the whole bathroom finished this weekend, tiling will take a little bit then of course you have to let the glue dry, but we plan to get as much done as possible. As we have a little girl who also enjoys a bath each night it's something we would like to get done as quickly as possible. Showers it is for a few days for the little one. I also need to sort out a mirror and some lighting for the room that I haven't done yet, hopefully a little trip to Bunnings tomorrow will be a good start. Make sure you follow me on Instagram for some updates over the weekend. I will definitely share the final product with you as well as soon as it's finished!
(Photos: Styled to Profit, unedited iPhone photographs)