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Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Christmas Wish Came True

My Christmas wish came true and after 8 weeks of showering in the granny flat and then that unfortunate incident with the hot water system breaking (which thankfully the boys managed to fix with a $70 part) and just 2 days before Christmas the shower heads arrived and were installed and we've been showering in the shiny new bathroom ever since.

We can't use both shower heads yet as the shower screens haven't been installed and don't want to splash the water on the vanity and cause water damage. But trust me, just one shower head is a luxury it's like having a rain shower. I'm hoping the glass shower screens are installed this month ... hurry up glaziers the holidays are over get back to work!

The glass basins have been installed, the pipes cut into the vanity, the bowl waste cut into the granite benchtop and new tap mixers installed which means no more brushing my teeth in the laundry yay.

Cutting a hole in the granite was a 2 man job - one has to spray water while the other drills the hole so the granite doesn't crack (truth be told I was too scared to watch!)

Bowls, plumbing and taps in

Vanity ready for use - just ignore my makeshift mirrors

The tapwear in the basins and shower match, it took me ages to choose a design but I finally settled on these Mizu mixers from Reece. I thought the round and curved shape matched the round bowls and curvy design I was going for.

It's such a treat to be showering inside but there's still a list of things to do before the bathroom is finished: 
  • Find 2 funky mirrors similar to the hallway mirror
  • Find a towel rail and hand towel rail
  • An electrician needs to install the new heat/fan/light and hook up power sockets
  • The glazier to make and install the glass shower screens
  • Once that's all done, paint the roof

If you want to see some before shots of my 1960s purple retro bathroom head on over here

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  1. i *love* those showerheads!! they look divine!

    can't wait to see it when it's all finished!


  2. It's all looking wonderful.

    They have slightly similar mirrors in Ikea. Especially for high humidity areas!

  3. Amazing! It must be like staying at a fancy hotel, the change is just so great!

    Come on glaziers, get to work! Double shower bliss coming up :)

  4. What a lovely Christmas gift!! The sinks look amazing. I bet you are enjoying that and the shower!!

    Thanks for stopping by 52 mantels and leaving me a sweet comment! I'm your newest follower!

  5. Your new bathroom is beautiful! I'm so jealous of the double shower head situation. I bet you'll never leave once those glass doors are installed!
    Merry Christmas :)
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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    XO, Aimee

  7. I wasn't sure whether to be inspired or terrified by the first 'rubble' post. It looks great here though, so I think I'll go with inspired! Thanks for the advice on setting dates. We're going to start at Easter!

  8. GReat!!! Nice to have a Christmas wish that come true.
    Nano Coating


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