Renew your Loo

When we moved into our newly built house 20 years ago it had up to date fixtures and fittings. We never thought about the day we would walk into the bathroom and wonder why on earth did we choose a petal shaped edging on the sink and loo.

But that day came and we decided to make some renovations and renew the loo,

This was the downstairs cloakroom after we took up the tiled floor my husband had painstakingly laid, and was about to do all over again.


We wanted to do this room with minimum expense so I went on a mission to find bargains

The tiles were end of line £10 per box, there were 3 boxes, 3 square meters surely that would fit.


Finding the sink was trickier, we didn’t want a cloakroom sink, but the narrow room couldn’t take anything too deep as it would obstruct the door. We found this super square sink with curved front a perfect fit, the suite cost £150 from Better Bathrooms.


Finally the  finished room, and all under £300 pounds.


Just what we wanted, shopping around and being able to do it ourselves certainly saved us money.

What do you think, are you good at DIY?


  1. May 22, 2015 / 13:55

    WHAT a transformation!!! Just fabulous — you’ve done a really lovely job! I absolutely love a bargain… even if I was a lottery winner, I don’t think I’d be able to not seek out the bargains! 😉

    One of the best tips I always abide by is ‘spend the money on the taps but buy a cheap basin/sink’. It’s absolutely true. You can have the cheapest sanitary-ware but stick a designer tap on it and it will look a million dollars!! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc x

    Caro |

    • Nortonmum
      May 25, 2015 / 18:12

      Thanks, will look out for the next one. #HomeEtc

  2. mummyofboygirltwins
    May 20, 2015 / 21:57

    What a clean, bright and lovely looking new loo! I love having a new bathroom / toilet put in, it always feel so nice to have new tiles, sinks and a new loo! You had done a great job on this budget. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing – much appreciated. Jess x #HomeEtc

    • Nortonmum
      May 20, 2015 / 23:03

      Thank you, it’s a good idea for a linky. x

  3. January 16, 2015 / 15:01

    Oh, a good job on a good budget. I always shop around, and when I find a good deal I haggle as well -though to be fair I only try this in independents not eg b&q! My husband used to be mortified but now he he’s realised you really can negotiate, and leaves me to it!

    • Nortonmum
      January 16, 2015 / 21:09

      Thanks. That’s a great idea, independents or online are better then B&Q.

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