This time last year we embarked on the kitchen - this year it's the bathroom - the Kitchen was more work then we thought it would be - but it does look amazing, it's been a dream to cook in and a year has gone so we've forgotten the pain and chaos.
The bathroom is a funny thing in the house - a full size bath, a shower cubical, toilet & sink running along the length of the extension that squares off the kitchen. It's not small, but it's very narrow. Working out how to make it work better - while being aware it's getting harder to clean the shower tray and the paint is peeling off of the tiles - means once we worked out a way to make it work for us, via Pinterest, Charlotte and too much rum - It was full steam ahead in getting it done.
We learnt a few things from trying to project manage the kitchen ourselves - were not great at communicating with trades people and getting people to turn up to even give us quotes was hard work - and it all stretched on longer then we'd have liked. We don't want that hassle with the bathroom - harder to make a makeshift bathroom in the living room like we did the kitchen - so we've gone down the 'let's get the nice men at Wickes' to do it all.
So far the hardest thing has been picking the tiles - it should all be done by Christmas hopefully and you can see what we're planning / ordered on the pinterest board below.