House to Home column: Home improvement blogger Becky Pink is doing up a 1970s house on a budget. She explains how she has accessorised her bathroom for less than £100.
Kitchens and bathrooms are known to sell houses. We are so pleased with how our bathroom turned out, and hope the kitchen we are currently having installed will be as successful.
Our old bathroom was tatty, with dated, cracked tiles and decaying lino.
We had to replace it when it leaked through the kitchen ceiling! We took the opportunity to have the partition wall to the airing cupboard knocked down, to make space for a walk-in shower, opposite the bath.
Replacing a bathroom doesn’t come cheap, so I had to find chic yet cheap accessories to finish off the room in style.
We have two young children, so I needed a space to store our bottles. I found the round tower unit in the BHS sale for about £50, and built the circular theme around this key piece.
The white bin (£5) and toilet brush holder (£3) are from Wilko and the aloe vera plant and galvanised metal pot are from IKEA for about £5.
I also got the shiny plastic KUGGIS storage boxes on the windowsills from IKEA for £2.50 each.
Next I picked up the circular black wire shelf at TIGER in The Centre:MK for £12 (pictured below).
It’s the perfect size and shape for my mini IKEA cacti, and I love it.
I was thrilled to find the large circular mirror with faux-leather strap in B&M (pictured below), as it matches the shelf perfectly.
I couldn’t resist the smaller one with the rope hanger: they were under £10 each, and add texture to the room.
All of this came to less than £100, and I think it gives the bathroom a chic, contemporary look.
Check back next month to see if our kitchen looks as good!
Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at http://www.pinkscharming.com. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming