PLANNING MY BATHROOM WITH B&Q'S GOODHOME RANGE

[This post has been created in paid partnership with B&Q]

So, you won’t have seen my bathroom on this blog, or over on my Instagram - it’s not quite photo-ready to say the least. But, I will say it has a lot of potential to be a good space - it’s a decent size, and has both a bath and shower, and I also want to knock down a wall to make it a little larger too. But, I’ve been putting off starting the bathroom makeover because I know it’s a lot of hard work and requires much more disruption and outside help than the other rooms in the house.

But, when B&Q told me about their new GoodHome bathroom range (which is all about being simpler to install and being on the more budget friendly side of things), as well as their Plan My Bathroom tool, it felt like the right time to start thinking about what I’d do with the space.

From left to right: GoodHome bathroom paint in Cancun; GoodHome Adriska mirror; GoodHome Scalea basin; GoodHome Poprock vinyl tiles; GoodHome Hoffell tall basin mixer; GoodHome Amantea storage hook; GoodHome Ladoga basin unit; GoodHome Beloya shower screen

From left to right: GoodHome bathroom paint in Cancun; GoodHome Adriska mirror; GoodHome Scalea basin; GoodHome Poprock vinyl tiles; GoodHome Hoffell tall basin mixer; GoodHome Amantea storage hook; GoodHome Ladoga basin unit; GoodHome Beloya shower screen

First job was to look at some of the GoodHome bathroom products to get inspiration, so I popped to store to pick up a brochure. There’s lots of great pieces that caught my eye, modern with clean lines - I was instantly drawn to the Adriska mirror, on the more luxurious end of the range, which has built in halo lighting, a storage shelf and de-mister pad, and then something like the Scalea countertop basin, which is priced at £54 - an absolute steal.

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With some items in mind, time to pop in store and pick up some bits for my moodboard - always a good place to start on a design to check that al the disparate elements come together. The geometric vinyl tiles made for a striking backdrop, and the design is a bit of a classic. I really liked some of the stone-y colours I was seeing in the paint range, but also the Amantea storage rail system I’d spotted in the brochure, which comes available with a range of trays and hooks to hold your bathroom essentials and keep your surfaces clear.

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At the same time, I was busy playing around with the Plan My Bathroom tool. It’s actually very easy to use, and after I’d measured my space and input those measurements, I could pay around with the elements and see if potentially we had room for that double vanity we’ve been after if we did take the wall out to make our bathroom bigger. Turns out yes we could.

If you’re someone who struggles to visualise things, or have been known to make some really rookie errors with measurements (no judging, we’ve all done it), then I’d definitely give this tool a go while you’re in the planning stages of your bathroom makeover.

So, now I can visualise my new bathroom space, I’m pretty desperate to get started on it. Time to save up those extra pennies and get the bathroom Insta-worthy!

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