Our two bathrooms were originally both prolific in their water use, not areas you wanted spend time in, a poor shower experience, dangerous gas water heating and an unknown drainage end point. So these were targets for initial clearance, re-design, re-fitting and new water solutions. We are very happy with both end results that are water efficient, comfortable, pleasurable, create compost and help water the garden.
The upstairs bathroom was done first and all bar the original sink have been removed and a new safe gas hot water system installed. The flush toilet now replaced with a composting toilet, the shower replaced with an elegant upgrade but with increased water efficiency, all accessories upgraded (mirror, towel rail, hooks etc.) and finished with a warm but light painting.
The downstairs bathroom is smaller and was originally dominated by a bath and the cold blue walls. Out came the cupboards, bath, the toilet and in went a compost toilet, shower, new cupboards and mirror and finished off again with a warm but light painting, We also added a cat flap to the window to allow that cats access to the house without going past Rex by the main door and when the window is open in the summer the cats do not believe the mosquito netting attached to the window is something that should be there!
Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.