Next on our list of things to do was the wood work. We wanted the bathroom to be traditional and in keeping with the rest of house, so we set about installing picture rail and architrave around the door and the windows.
(We will be installing skirting board at some point but that has to go on after tiling the floor – which brings us to the great debate – do you tile then paint or paint then tile?)
If you are wondering why we bothered installing picture rail in the bathroom here’s why:
- The walls are so wonky in the bathroom that with the walls painted Greenwich green and the ceiling painted white the line in-between the two was never going to be straight. By installing picture rail and painting above the picture rail the same colour as the ceiling it creates the illusion of a straight line.
- With the dimensions of the bathroom being approximately 4 metres by 2 metres, we run the risk of it feeling long and thin. By painting above the picture rail the same colour as the ceiling you create the illusion that the ceiling is lower than it actually is, this in turn helps the room feel squarer and cosier.
- To hang pictures from! I love art and think that the bathroom is the perfect place to exhibit a few choice pieces.
We also started work on the two cupboards. The first cupboard, next to where the bath will be, will house the boiler. The second cupboard, next to where the sink will be, will be a storage cupboard so we can hide away toiletries, cleaning stuff and loo roll.