Once the massive cast iron bath arrived, we went back to the drawing board, worried that it wouldn't fit. And changed the plan completely, drawing the sanitary ware on the floor, to scale and writing instructions to the builders on every available surface. The bath and shower stayed as planned. We scrapped the cupboard and made that door the main entrance, blocking in the other door. That blocked in wall would then screen the sink and loo. The first sight for the lucky bathroom entrant would be the bath in all its cast iron glory.
Surely now the plan was set in stone...
Once the floor was down and it was a black porcelain floor and not stone or even a gnarled, old pitch pine floor waxed to a lovely deep shine, our ideas had to change. It all looked too sharp now for the rustic, wood panelled look that I'd had in mind.
|Black Porcelain Tiles with Black Tiled Skirting|
The tiles on the floor were laid in a brickwork formation. The white 'public toilet' tiles in the shower will be similarly arranged. The discussion turned to the boxing in of the pipes. Did we want wooden skirting or tiling? I took a random sample of five views: three males and two females. Interestingly, all the males went for tiles and the females for skirting. This despite the fact that the torus type of skirting that we had in mind is a dust trap and, as we all know, it will be the females who deal with it. I think there might be a research project in this but, sadly, I'm too busy making decisions about bathrooms to pursue it.
So, a black floor and black tile skirtings. It's a very sharp look. Is it too contemporary? Does it fit with the spirit of the building or, as Kevin would say, is it true to the integrity of the building? The bath, sink and loo are very traditional and there are old casement windows.
|Jim Lawrence Towel Rings|
Hopefully, it will work. Hopefully.