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lessonlearned wrote: »
Anyway.....I have a Project Book. It's divided into sections so tonight I am going to go back over the ideas and links you have all so kindly provided so far and jot them down.
Then after Christmas I shall get down to business. .
This afternoon I have been having a paperwork sort out and getting all my holiday stuff together. I need to have a trying on session and decide what clothes to take. I would imagine the Canaries and Morroco will be around the 20 mark and northern Spain and Lisbon could be quite chilly. So no real searing heat and a bit of a mix of temperatures. That's fine by me I don't really like it too hot. As I expected the Amazon was hot sticky and uncomfortable. I'm glad I went. It Was fun and a once in a lifetime thing but I did struggle with the heat.
Re the bathroom. I am going for very simple white sanitary ware. I decided against fancy fitted units and anything that smacked "statement". It's just too expensive. I shall bling it up by adding nice fancy taps. I think of the sanitary ware as a LBD (little black dress) and the taps as the jewellery. :rotfl: you can easily change taps if they get a bit shabby or dated.
I am also going to choose a nice mirrored cabinet with lights and shaver/toothbrush charger pint. I did this in the last house and buyers were blown away by it and yet it didn't cost much. It made a real statement way beyond its actual cost.
The money I save on the sanitary ware will be spent on underfloor heating.......now that will be luxury.
So my advice on luxury bathrooms on a small budget is to save on the sanitary ware, keep the tiles fairly neutral and add the bling with the accessories. Taps, mirrors, nice towels etc. and if you have enough in the budget do consider underfloor heating.
Ask your plumber to recommend suppliers. Mine orders it all for me and lets me have the trade discount. Only use fancy showrooms for ideas. If you buy from the big retailers you will pay a premium for their overheads.
We need the money more than they do.......
Right time for dinner. A nice piece of salmon, mediteranean style roast vegetables and asparagus. Healthy and delicious, followed later by strawberries.....in November, how decadent. :rotfl:
lessonlearned wrote: »
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cherryblossomzel wrote: »
I like the idea of that. Maybe I should do that for 2019. I'm buying this place and it'll be a bit of a project, moving to a new area, try some new stuff, meet some new people. Probably a good time to shake things up a little.
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