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Today – a bathroom makeover from Victoria Plumb

a bathroom makeover from Victoria Plumb



a bathroom makeover from Victoria Plumb

Of all the rooms in my home the one I feel most uninspired by has to be my bathroom. It is dingy and drab and every single thing in it, apart from the sink and the bath, have seen better days.

I want it to feel fresh, bright and clean and have a quiet elegance to it. I want it to be very hygienic and to look contemporary.

Instead it is looking grim.

Truly I have very quick baths so I don’t have to linger in there and that is a shame because I used to love long baths with good books and a glass of wine.  In a nutshell these are our ‘problem areas’…


2.       Basin and Bath taps

3.       Mirror Cabinet

4.       Bath Panel

5.       Shower Mixer and Curtain

6.       Flooring and Wall tiles

1.     Previously a replacement toilet on a very tight budget led to a bit of a bodged DIY job. Can you see from the pictures it sits on a raised piece of cork. What on earth!  So unhygienic particularly with small kids. Yuck.



      The sink is pretty recent as our old one cracked and was replaced last year. Despite this the taps make it look dated, the bath taps are just as bad.



      The mirror over the sink was a relic from my student days almost 20 years ago and it looks it, We needed some storage too.

4.    The plastic bath sides are caved in and cracked from the kids messing about and they just look dingy. Our tiles are old and rather sad looking – they really need replacing.

5.    The shower is part brass part chrome which looks rather off. And sadly it trickles rather than sprays. No one ever takes a shower because it’s a complete let down and you get chilly!!The shower curtain is dingy and the kids pull on it and the taps are dated and have seen better days.



The lino on the floor is split in places and does look very cheap as indeed it was!  The paint has not been refreshed in over 8 years (yes I am embarrassed) and oh my goodness this room is long overdue a makeover

      This room is a disaster really and I don’t like it when guests use it and it does stop me inviting new friends around. I need to change that!

About 2 months ago my hubby was sat watching TV when he suddenly yelled come and look at this ad these are perfect for us. He had just been watching an ad for Victoria Plumb bathrooms. He thought they looked really classy and of good quality at really reasonable prices. Exactly the right kind of brand for us to work within our home makeover. a bathroom makeover from Victoria was exacttly what we needed.Plumb

I contacted Victoria Plumb and proposed we work together me showcasing their range and them supporting our bathroom makeover and to my delight they agreed. Victoria Plumb makes beautiful bathrooms and their furniture accessories are gorgeous. I am so happy to be working with them on this project.


I shall be working closely with a Victoria Plumb designer to come up with a plan for the room and to choose the right features and fittings from Victoria Plumb so it looks fabulous whilst still coming in at a good price.

The bathroom installation is being completed by Bathroom Connections who work closely with Victoria Plumb.

 Next week I will show you our plan and the items we will be using. I cannot wait!

a bathroom makeover from Victoria Plumb


A bathroom makeover from Victoria Plumb is a collaborative post – You can see our completed Victoria Plumb bathroom makeover here



  1. July 1, 2013 / 09:52

    Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out Becky!

    • Becky
      July 1, 2013 / 10:20

      Oh and me Jen. It is very exciting

  2. July 1, 2013 / 10:14

    I’m am dying to see the final result! Such a great idea to showcase bathroom makeovers on a budget!!

    • Becky
      July 1, 2013 / 10:17

      Thank you Amanda. Stay tuned. There will be a video of the room on Wednesday where we share the plans!

  3. July 1, 2013 / 10:29

    I had a room like this in the past, I so cant wait to see the finished result!! I love Victoria Plum they have some beautiful fixtures .. does that make me old admiring plumbing? xx

    • Becky
      July 1, 2013 / 11:10

      Not at all!

      • Jason Hotham
        July 1, 2013 / 17:16

        Hi Jaime,

        We love to hear comments like yours on our Facebook page. If you are interested in being entered into a competition for the chance to win £1000 towards your own bathroom makeover you should head over there now because there is only 2 days left!

        • July 2, 2013 / 08:29

          Hi Jason thanks for that i have been over and completed and shared too, what a a fantastic prize!!

          Cant wait Becky to see next weeks 🙂

  4. July 1, 2013 / 10:35

    Whoo,, excited to see how it will turn out 🙂

    • Becky
      July 1, 2013 / 11:11


  5. July 1, 2013 / 10:46

    Oooh exciting! Are you going to invite us round for the official opening when it’s finished? 😉

  6. Becky
    July 1, 2013 / 11:11

    Good plan Emily I will put a red ribbon across the door and make a speech!

  7. Jen aka The Mad House
    July 1, 2013 / 11:44

    I can not wait to see what you are having done and then the finished article. Whoop

    • Becky
      July 1, 2013 / 12:03

      It’s certainly an exciting project!

    • Becky
      July 2, 2013 / 06:01

      Nor me!

  8. July 1, 2013 / 17:19

    If you’d like to write about your ideas and reasons for a bathroom makeover by Victoria Plumb just let us know. Otherwise if you are interested in being entered into a competition for the chance to win £1000 towards your own bathroom makeover you should head over there now because there is only 2 days left!

    • Becky
      July 2, 2013 / 06:02

      This is an amazing competition

  9. July 1, 2013 / 17:20

    Ooh I love a bathroom makeover! Can’t wait to see the finished results, Victoria Plumb have some great quality and contemporary looks. xx

  10. July 1, 2013 / 17:50

    I can’t wait to see the final reveal! We desperately need a makeover too, there’s a huge hole in the floor where we removed the bidet which I couldn’t bear to look at, and the ceiling is still damaged from where rain water came through a cracked roof tile.

    • Becky
      July 2, 2013 / 06:02

      oh that doesn’t sound good!

  11. July 1, 2013 / 18:09

    Oh Becky I cannot wait o see what you have done! We are in desperate need of a new bathroom so I’ve just entered their giveaway on the facebook page 🙂

    • Becky
      July 2, 2013 / 06:03

      Good Luck

  12. Mummy Vs Work
    July 1, 2013 / 19:43

    Ooh lucky you, can’t wait to see the outcome!

    I’m so desperate to get rid of our manky bathroom I’m entering every bathroom competition going, including this one!

    • Becky
      July 2, 2013 / 06:03

      Best of luck to you too!

  13. July 2, 2013 / 07:09

    Oh I could of written the same thing about my bathroom Becky, we haven’t done anything to it since we moved in in 2006, I am the same as you and hate people using it. I will be watching with baited breath to see how you get on and hopefully it will give me some inspiration to try and do ours 🙂

    • Becky
      July 2, 2013 / 17:01

      Soon I will be begging hem to spend a penny!

  14. Emma @ Mummy Musings
    July 2, 2013 / 13:57

    Looking forward to seeing the end result!

    • Becky
      July 2, 2013 / 17:00


  15. July 2, 2013 / 17:19

    Wow, sounds fantastic. I always think bathroom are the unloved rooms of a house! I will keep an eye out for the results!

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