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A Brand New Beautiful Bathroom Care Of Wickes

stand alone bath

Honest Mum

The bath has always been one of my happy places. Whether it’s indulging in a calming candle-lit bubble bath with a book and glass of vino in hand or splishy-splashy bath-time with my two kids, the bathroom has always been one of the places I go to, to escape the stresses of everyday life!

The thing is though, I’ve never been entirely happy with our family bathroom. Although we live in a modern and pretty chic house and love the rest of our interiors, we inherited an old fashioned bathroom when we moved in and hadn’t gotten round to modernising it.

Until now…

The wonderful folks at Wickes got in touch and kindly came to our rescue, creating a brand new bathroom for us and not just any bathroom, the bathroom of our dreams…Bye bye old fashioned bathroom, hello exquisite hotel style bathroom we love.

Come see the before pics…


Old fashioned bathroom

I couldn’t wait to get rid of the navy blue tiles which made the bathroom feel dark, gloomy and unwelcoming.

And don’t get me started on that bath and sink…eurgh.

old bath

old sink

And the tiny shower head had to go too! In fact as we have an en suite wet room, we rarely used this which was  shame….but now with a fab shower in the new bath tub, washing the kids and my hair is easier than ever…

old shower

But before the big reveal, let me tell you about the process…

Arranging the new bathroom was simple and stress-free. In fact the whole makeover was as relaxing as taking a bubble bath! Honestly.

Firstly, I went online to browse the Wickes bathroom ranges to get a feel of their ranges, all beautiful, modern and perfect for the family, it was hard to choose the style. Inspired, I opted for a contemporary 5* hotel feel (rather than the Faulty Towers version we had), something luxe that would work for all the family so beautiful to look at but easy to clean and maintain. A well made but also timelessly chic bathroom.
More than anything, I wanted a bathroom I would want to spend time in!
Having an idea of what would work in our current space from going online, it was then time to head in store. With measurements of our current bathroom in hand, I had a thorough meetings with a professional and friendly consultant there, Tariq.
I’d never been inside a Wickes store before and imagined it to be a bit of a DIY haven for builders-a specialist store- but it was welcoming, bright, modern and definitely not just for tradespeople as I’d imagined.
During the 1 1/2 hour consultation, we chatted through my ideas and Tariq created 3D plans and drawings for me advising on what would work best in the space and in line with my hopes.
To be given a visual representation of what I could expect was brilliant.
To actually see the transformation before any work has been done was not just reassuring but it was exciting too.
3D Drawing of bathroom by Wickes
These images ensured we knew exactly how the bathroom would look in advance giving us peace of mind whilst also allowing us to try out different designs and layouts before committing.
Plans for new bathroom
New bathroom plans by Wickes
Designing a new bathroom
Detailed plans of new bathroom by Wickes
Throughout the whole process I was sent text messages and received courtesy calls so I knew exactly what was happening, and when.
Even the Wickes delivery men were the sweetest, most polite chaps you could hope for. As were the managers who popped in to check the work at the end.  Talk about super service hey!
But back to the process…
The whole bathroom from start to finish took 10 days and ran incredibly smoothly with minimal disruption to our usual lives.  As Peter and I both work from home, it was wonderful to watch the work unfold before our very eyes.
We got on so well with the workmen Paul and Jason, we actually missed them when they left.
Personable, funny and so professional, those guys worked tirelessly and with such passion and precision, it was a joy to pop in each day and see them at work.
Wickes contractor builds new bathroom
See you later ugly tiles…
removing tiles
ripping out a bathroom
And they’re gone!
home improvements
A false wall was also removed to make room for the huge bath I wanted!
building a new bathroom
I’ve always hoped for an elegant stand alone tub so to finally have one makes me feel like Christmas came early.
bathroom works
And here it is (pre-tape removal)!
new bath
And the stunning new grey tiles are up…
new tiles
Having new tiles installed
The chaps always made sure the floorboards in the landing and even the stairs were covered so mess was minimal and our home was protected.
construction tools
Absolutely everything in the bathroom was removed and replaced with new fittings and accessories from the light to the radiator, the tiles and flooring too.
having work done on bathroom
And here it is…
Are you ready? Of course you are!
Ta da! The finished bathroom!
Isn’t she a beaut?!
Top blogger Vicki Psarias has new bathroom installed c/o Wickes
new bath by Wickes
brand new sink from Wickes
Here’s all the features we opted for…
wickes cocoon shaped free-standing bath
Wickes Flat panel chrome radiator
Flat panel chrome radiator (Bin is Matalan, bath rug, Sainsbury’s).
Wickes Alaska diffused LED mirror
Wickes Niagra floor standing bath shower mixer


L-shaped vanity unit and basin 

brand new bathroom from Wickes

 Everest slate porcelain floor and wall tiles (on the walls) and Infinity grey porcelain floor and wall tiles (on the floor).

Elegant and truly exquisite, bath-time is now my favourite time!

What a dreamboat of a bathroom huh?!

I’m so incredibly happy with the finished room. We all are! The quality is amazing, the workmanship sublime and it looks oh so chic, don’t you think?!

There was just one thing left to do and that was christen the bathroom with a luxurious bubble bath! In fact I’ve been known to have baths in the daytime too just for fun.


Aaand…relax! Here I am giving my best Flake lady in the bath tub pose!

Honest Mum in a bubble bath

Mama’s got a brand new bathroom!


bath time light box

Thanks Wickes, we love, love, LOVE our new bathroom! I can’t recommend Wickes enough.

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