Bathroom Shops, Places of Excitement

I’m in the minority here, but I love exploring bathroom shops. Also, carpet shops and garden centres, but mostly, I just like exploring bathroom places. I’ve always liked DIY, so that’s definitely something to do with it. I mean, it’s like wandering around IKEA except everything is incredibly shiny. You go and have a look at a bathtub, but it’s the display model so it’s like a shining example of what that bath is going to look like when it’s installed in your home. And don’t even get me started on the huge variety of taps. Taps are aesthetically pleasing enough without twenty of them all being in a row, perfectly polished and brand new.

Obviously, we’re thinking of bathroom renovations. Melbourne is a new start for us, so we thought we’d buy a fixer-upper and do all the work by ourselves. Rob isn’t quite as interested as me, but still, I keep managing to find reasons to go and visit the bathroom place. Maybe the smell is something to do with it as well…just, so NEW. And then I could honestly spend hours flipping through the magazines that show you what your new bathroom could look like, so I can see why Rob doesn’t want to come with me. He probably won’t care about the bathroom we choose as long as it works, but I’m more of a perfectionist. I need to pick the EXACT bathroom renovation dream project, and it has to look exactly the same as I’m imagining it in my head. What I’m saying is that the upstairs shower is going to be out of commision for a while while we get this done.

I’m also micromanaging the finding of good bathroom renovators in Melbourne, because we need the best if my dream is going to come true. I’d like to do it all myself, but alas…work, children and life are getting in the way. I’ll just have to oversee this one.