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Nigel’s diary:  finding the best blinds for a bathroom window

Last time, we followed Nigel and Debbie’s kitchen renovation. This time, we take a peek at the bathroom in their new extension – straight over to Nigel.

Nigel’s diary

House extension

As well as a lovely large kitchen, we also wanted an extra bathroom. With the current bathroom accessed through our master bedroom we needed an alternative for guests. We also wanted to add a utility room which would lead to the bathroom.

Similarly to our kitchen renovation, we didn’t want anything to feel too modern. After all, at one point in its life, our cottage had a thatched roof, so gleaming expanses of chrome just wouldn’t do.

We decided to move away from neutrals and opt for yellow instead. We kept the fittings in the bathroom simple and opted for a roll-top bath to keep the authentic feel.

Sheer Bathroom Roller blind

We did have a bit of a mishap though. The window company delivered unfrosted glass for the bathroom. Even though we’re not overlooked at the back of our cottage, it had to go back straight away!

Of course, we always knew we also wanted a blind at the window. After the success of our kitchen blinds, we decided to come straight back to Web-Blinds.

Just like the blind behind the kitchen sink, this one had to be super practical. It’s right next to the bath, so we didn’t want to be worrying about little splashes. It was a nice opportunity for us to add a subtle pattern too.

After ordering samples, we decided on ‘Brush Marks Moonlight’ which is a watercolour print in the Roller blinds range. When the light shines through, it’s quite subtle, but at night it’s stronger and adds another layer at the window.

Sheer Bathroom Roller blind

We couldn’t be happier with the extension – we’ve stuck to our guns and created rooms that are authentic and hang on to as many original features as possible. We even managed to keep the original cottage door, which now serves as the entrance to the bathroom.