So the bathroom is done - new toilet and new shower and new faucets. And a new tile floor.But the thing that makes the most difference is the fresh coat of paint.
I love paint. I love the way a change of color can bring an completely different feeling to a room. I think we've painted every room in our house at least twice, some three or four times. Most of the painting has been done by us ourselves, which is satisfying, but the older we get the harder it is. All the cutting in and priming - I don't have much patience for it and we both get achy, so when we can manage it I like to hire someone else to do it. I hired someone for the bathroom - a small room so not overly expensive and lots of cutting in. It was an easy choice.
The thing I loved about having it done for us is that I was able to walk out of a green room and come back into a yellow one. A bright, fresh, yellow room that was a breath of fresh air. A treat to be sure.
Painting ourselves is satisfying - having someone else do it is better...