Braeside Room Reveal: Blue & Grey Bathroom

Braeside Room Reveal: Blue & Grey Bathroom

Bathrooms are usually the first room we try to get finished during a renovation project, and the beautiful blue and grey bathroom we created in our eighth renovation was no exception.

The original bathroom in Braeside was pretty yucky, much like the rest of the house.  For a family bathroom, it was a fairly small and cramped space, requiring good dance moves to get round the sink.  The presence of an airing cupboard didn’t help the space or layout of the bathroom, so when we pulled out the old suite, the airing cupboard went with it.  (This did however mean we’ve struggled with linen storage, but our new Ikea wardrobes do that job just fine!)

Original Bathroom Photos

original bathroom

Whilst we were planning the bathroom for our eighth renovation, I saw an advert TV for, an online company selling all things bathroom.  Soak sell some really lovely things and at reasonable prices, so we decided to buy our entire new bathroom suite online without seeing it first.  I really wanted to fit a free standing bath in this project, but sadly space wouldn’t allow.  However, because we removed the airing cupboard we were able to rearrange the bathroom layout to something more user friendly.

 Read More: Home Renovation Inspiration: Braeside Road

Blue and Grey Bathroom Renovation

blue and grey bathroom (metcalfe makeovers)

After much debating, we chose the Belfort bathroom range for this blue and grey bathroom renovation.  The contemporary bathroom suite was complimented with blue bevelled eye subway tiles on the wall and bath panels, and I managed to persuade Darren to tile them in a pretty side herringbone pattern.  Lofthouse French Grey patchwork tiles worked really well for the floor, skirting and windowsill.  The grey towel radiator also came from Soak, the anthracite grey colour really helped finish off the modern look we were after. Like our fourth renovation project, we painted the bathroom door contrasting against the painted walls, mainly to make the hallway a bit more interesting!

This bathroom makeover cost less than £1000 to complete. I’m really chuffed with how the bathroom turned out, and would certainly use Soak again to purchase another bathroom suite.  The only thing I would do differently if we could refit this bathroom is to take the wall tiles to just above shower screen level, instead of to the ceiling – I’ve seen a few people do that recently and it looks really nice.

Get This Blue and Grey Bathroom Look:

If you want to replicate some of this bathroom, I’ve listed the sources of products below (all prices are correct as of today).

Wall Tiles: B&Q (£10/m2)  Floor Tiles: B&Q (£20/m2)   Bathroom Suite: (£419.99)   Shower Screen: (£99.99) Radiator: (£64.99)  Bathroom Mat: Ikea  Taps: eBay  Shower: eBay   Bathroom Cabinet: Ikea (£29.90)

Shop Bathroom Accessories:

To finish you new blue and grey bathroom, I’ve found some pretty bathroom products which are now available from my online shop – I’ll make a little commission if you purchase something, so thanks 🙂

**I’m aware I’ve mentioned Soak a few times, but I havent been sponsored or compensated for this – I’m just genuinely pleased with their goods and service!**



  1. victoria
    August 22, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Hi there! Your new bathroom looks gorgeous, we love the herringbone subway tiles on the bath – really stunning! 😍
    Thank you for the kind words, we’re super chuffed that you’re so happy with our products, you’ve styled them wonderfully.
    We’d love to share this blog post on our Social Media accounts, please let us know if you have any objections.

    • Victoria
      August 29, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Thanks, glad you like what we’ve done! It would be a pleasure if you share – thank you 🙂

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