Last week I started sharing some of my secrets… a sneak peek inside my home after my recent renovations.
My new Room Reveal series is rolling out every Thursday over the next few months and this is the second room I’m revealing, My Guest Toilet.
As you walk in the front door you’ll step into the Entrance Hall and off to the right is the Guest loo. This was on the plans, then off, then on again! We weren’t sure if we’d have the extra budget to build, plumb, paint, fit etc etc as bathrooms don’t come cheap. BUT we bit the bullet on our builder’s recommendation and just went for it.
His advice was to do all the “wet” work we could while we were living out of the house, even if we just left the pluming exposed and didn’t fit in the fixtures just yet… So we went ahead under that assumption. Until I realised that as perfectionists neither my husband nor myself could live with an unfinished room!! Silly us!
So we decided to just get it done, properly. And again, it was a great idea.
I am so happy to have a separate toilet for my guests. In our previous layout we only had ONE bathroom. ONE toilet. For all of us 4 family members AND everyone else who came to visit…. It wasn’t ideal.
But even though my new space is tiny, it’s so worth it…
The toilet, hand basin, toilet roll holder and hand towel holder are all from Duravit – a great bathroom fixture company if you’re looking for well-designed, quality fittings. The hidden toilet cistern is from Geberit and the subway tiles from Douglas Jones Mosaics. The top of the cistern as a slab of a Caesar-stone equivalent.
I had a few patterned Moroccan tiles left over from another project in the rest of the house (coming soon!) so I used 2 of them as the splash back to add a bit of interest to this otherwise rather white room. This led me to start the search for the perfect mirror (something I only just got right 5 mins before this photo shoot I might add. Thanks handy husband!) I found this one at Mr Price home and it’s got a pretty metal filligree frame that has a bit of an exotic edge to it which felt slightly Moroccan too so I went with it. I love that it catches your eye if the door is open and makes a real statement… plus it makes a toilet look a little bit prettier… along with my orchid from Pick ‘n Pay!
I love spoiling my guests with little touches of luxury here so I have a gorgeous bottle of my favourite hand and body creams from The Skin Creamery, a scented candle from Charlotte Rhys and my favourite loo spray (if there can be such a thing?) is actually linen spray from Africology… All black and white packaging which looks really lovely against the white walls…
What do you think? Tell me in the comments below 😉
Images: Kathryn Rossiter