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Living on the edge

The Gradon family have recently completed renovating the bathroom in their tired, early eighties cottage and are thrilled to have been able to inject some character into a basic rectangular three bedroom house.

Having spent four years living in the UK they developed a love of things 'English Country' and since they now really do live in the country they have taken inspiration from their time in England and some of the old homes they worked and lived in.

Prior to the renovation the bathroom was very small and very yellow and blue with an outdated seaside theme. They have now enlarged the space, included the toilet, moved the bath and shower and finally, with the help of some wood panelling, white tiles, Resene Ceiling Pant and Resene Sandspit Brown, have given the room a completely new and luxurious look. It is still not a huge room but it suits them beautifully and they enjoy the immense satisfaction of having done it themselves. The bathroom is now a relaxing haven for a candlelit soak in the bath with a glass of wine.

Resene Sandspit Brown

Resene Sandspit Brown

And as for the chandelier over the toilet - a little crazy maybe but life is short and they like to live a little on the edge!

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Thanks to Justine and Terry.



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