Since my housemate moved out of our house in October last year and Ben moved in, there has been a definite transition – for me – from it being “the place I live” to “ my home”, and now that we are living there as a couple, with our little furry family, it’s taken on a whole new lease of life.
Being there, in those four walls, tucked up inside our little haven brings me absolute joy and sometimes I’ll be watching TV and just for a moment I’ll find myself completely hyper-aware of where I am. I look around, take it all in and feel a swell in my chest as my heart aches with contentment. That said, living in rented is pretty annoying. We pay such a lot of money to live there and we have nothing to show for it; those bricks and mortar are no more ours now than they were the day I moved in, and they never will be. However, we are gradually saving for a house, although it’ll be a long way off into the future.
Over the past few months we’ve been decorating after my housemate pulled off all the wallpaper and dado rails with intentions to decorate but then he moved out, and it’s cost a fair bit of money. I never realised quite how expensive DIY can be! But it’s looking good and after spending all that cash on it, we were a little worried as no tenancy is guaranteed to last more than the initial contract period. However, last week I had a call from our Landlady and she says she has no intentions of selling in the future and she would be more than happy for us to stay there for the forseeable – yay!
So, now that we know we are going to be staying we have decided we are a little more happy to spend money on it – for instance, painting the fences in the garden and doing other DIY jobs indoors. If it’s going to be our home for the next few years then we are happy to do all these additional little bits and pieces.
One of the rooms that has bothered me since we moved in is the bathroom. It’s an ok size and does what it needs to do, but the suite is grey. And the tiles are a blue/grey with pink floral feature border. Obviously, we can’t afford to do anything drastic in here as to revamp a bathroom costs a whole lot of moolah, but we’ve bought a few little bits and bobs to brighten it up and bring some colour into it.
This little lot came from Matalan, and along with 4 bath towels and 2 hand towels (in lavender and grey) it came to just over £70! I don’t know about you, but for all that I think that’s an absolute bargain, especially when you consider how expensive towels are!
But, ever the dreamer, I can’t help but imagine what my dream bathroom would look like and what I would do if I won the lottery and could fit my own suite in my own house.
When I have downtime I often find myself online looking at websites like Rightmove to get decor inspiration from other people, and I reckon I’ve lost a fair few hours of my life browsing furniture websites. After all that time I’ve come to the conclusion that my perfect bathroom would look like this:
For me, it’s all about an angular, clean white suite, large stone coloured tiles, and dark wood accents. I could definitely spend many happy hours relaxing in a hot bubblebath in this room!
Only another £29,700 to save until we have enough for a house deposit…!
What would your dream bathroom be like?
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