Jordan and I were really lucky when we bought our house that it didn’t need any work doing to it and we could move in straight away. We were only the second people living in it and it’s less than 10 years old, so the only work was more painting and decorating than anything else.

We’ve been in our house just over a year, and during this time, it’s becoming more apparent to me that I’d like to do the house up a bit more to our personal tastes: Although there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with it, so to speak, I feel as though it isn’t a true reflection of who we are as a couple and I think we could add value to it for the future by investing in it now.

Once you buy a house, usually you either get a higher mortgage to do it up a bit, or you do bits here and there yourself, but in our case, because we didn’t really need to do massive work and it was already liveable, we always put doing it up on the back burner.

After we got engaged, it’s been even harder to save to do any home renovations, and as we don’t hate the space we’ve got, I’ve started to invest in more artwork and plants that will tide us over for the time being.

But the one room that does annoy me, and is probably the highest on my to-do list to sort out, is the bathroom – mainly our en-suite. To me, bathrooms can become quite dated, quickly, and ours definitely has. Not only are the tiles a bit grubby (no matter how long I sit in the shower, scrubbing them with a toothbrush) our shower door has also fallen off the hinges, so we make do with a shower curtain.

The lighting isn’t great in this room either because it is so yellow, and overall we have a lack of storage. I thought because it is quite a small space, it is one that we could try and get to work on as soon as possible and it would probably be the cheapest.

What I found when buying a house is, things can definitely cost more than you were anticipating, but for something like a bathroom renovation, there was no chance that I was going to give it a go on my own.  drainage services.

I started searching the internet for places that weren’t going to break the bank and had a look on Pinterest for some inspiration on what we could do with the limited space that we had. We also had a look at some bathroom showrooms, and I would highly recommend doing this if you want to do up any room: If you plan to visit bathroom showrooms though, check Harrogate Bathrooms for design and consultation services.

We’re only in the initial stages of this project, but once it is on its way, I will be sharing before and after pictures so watch this space. It’s really exciting doing bits and pieces to somewhere you own, and really putting your stamp on it so I am actually looking forward to it.

This post was sponsored by Harrogate Bathrooms. All views are my own.