I recently took a look at my bathroom layouts and thought that it could do with a new look. I figured that it was about time for a change of style as some of the features were starting to show their age. The way I saw it was that at this moment in time it is unlikely that I could sell my house even if I wanted to. By looking into making simple changes to my bathroom layout I could make it a more relaxing place to wash and raise the value of my house for the future.
Looking at my bathroom, I thought there were a few different options I could go for that would not take much effort but would make the bathroom feel like new. The first things that I noticed about the bathroom were the bath, toilet and sink as they had started to look dated and past their prime.
However I soon changed my mind about getting a new fitted bathroom as these were out of my price range and I could always grab a brush and some bleach to get them clean. When I looked at the tiles around the shower and bath and realized that I could easily re-tile the walls. It then occurred to me that I could probably do the same with the floor in order to create a visual effect for the whole bathroom layout.
The bathroom tiles on the wall were stained and garish so I headed out to my local DIY shop in search of new wall and floor tiles. I decided on going for some ceramic floor tiles in black and white so I could create a chequered effect on the floor. I then decided to co-ordinate this with black and white marble tiles for the walls around the bath and sink. Instead of going for a check effect I decided to go for blocks of black ceramic tiles among the white ceramic tiles.
The shop assistant at the bathroom tiles section of the store was very helpful and gave me some excellent advice on laying my floor tiles and bathroom wall tiles without damaging the surface underneath. He also told me the best tile adhesive for each of these jobs and gave me a few hints and tips for using it.
A couple of weeks later and my bathroom has been reinvigorated with life, giving my bathroom a lighter and more contemporary look without needing to hire in someone else to do it. I am so happy with how my bathroom now looks that I have already started looking into taking on my kitchen with my trusty trowel and some ceramic tiles.