So, I thought that this update would be one of my last but alas that’s not to be. The work has been hit by quite a few delays over the last month and so things are a little behind. It’s all systems go to get this finished for Christmas so we can have the house in some of kind of reasonable state. Fingers crossed.
Having just looked at my last post though, there are some considerable differences to how the place looks and I think they’re really noticeable but we were really hoping things would be wrapping up by now, not digging in for another few weeks’ of work.
What’s Happened in the Last Month:
The most notable change in the loft has to be to the bathroom en-suite. We’ve had the plumber in and he’s fitted the lovely suite, shower tray and shower. Followed by the tiler who’s worked his magic on the space with the concrete effect tiles.
I’m most pleased with the sink unit from Soakology. We’d been keen to have some good storage in this room, and as it’s not very large I didn’t want to overload it with cabinets. We ordered both the sink unit and toilet from Soakology before the space was even created, working from a template we created from the plans. It’s really hard to visualise how large the room will be just from plans (well, it is for me) so this bit was a little hairy. I just knew we would benefit from sleek, contemporary wall hung pieces. This would help the room feel a large as possible and I think we’ve achieved that; I’m thrilled with how it looks so far.
The Vantage 600 wall mounted vanity unit is in a gloss finish, with soft close drawers and lots of space for bathroom storage. I particularly like how one drawer has smaller sections for cosmetics and toiletries and the bottom drawer has just one area for storing larger items. The discreet handles help the sleek appearance and limit the space used, which was really important to us.
The sink itself is made from S-Coat and quite small but perfect for an en-suite. S-Coat is made from a fine grain polymer resin and natural calcium carbonate mix moulded into shape with a white premium polymer resin top coat. Then it is given a hand polished finish for a glossy surface. S-Coat provides the latest in bathroom design and is a stylish alternative to ceramic. We love it.
The unit cost around £400 and is great quality and looks wonderful. I’m really pleased with it.
I’d been after a waterfall style tap for a little while and was thrilled that Soakology stocked one. Here’s where I’ve made a design error though, as the power and flow of the tap is currently too strong for the size of basin, and flows directly onto the floor if we aren’t careful. We’ll need to revisit this at some point, but it does look good! The children are going to drench themselves if they forget and turn it on to its maximum.
**Update* After some great advice from Soakology, we’ve reduced the pressure on the tap and the water is now flowing safely and sensibly! I do love a fabulous bit of customer service, don’t you?
The toilet sits on an enclosed frame, hidden behind the tiling. I love how it gives the room a very contemporary, boutique feel and whilst I was worried we wouldn’t have enough space, it’s all worked out perfectly. Soakology customer service was great and they were really helpful in choosing the correct pieces for the loo, ensuring everything was compatible and would fit correctly. This was really impressive and I was very grateful for the help.
Next we just need the shower door in place and some finish around the window, and of course a door to complete this room.
And you’ll see much of the space has been skimmed and some even painted. This is the new colour in the landing (courtesy of Dulux, more about that in the next post), all ready for the glass wall installation, which has just arrived as I write this.
So, what’s next? Well, some new windows in a bedroom, doors to be hung, glass installed, a balustrade installed, new cupboards built, flooring in and more decoration. Blinds are ordered and wardrobes are being fitted early in December. It’s almost there!
I’ll be back soon with another update.
The Soakology sink vanity unit was sent as a review item, and a 10% discount offered on other products.