Excuse the rather funny posting time – this morning was an early start and tomorrow morning an incredibly unearthly 5am  start so I am working with the time I have (that’s 10 mins as various projects on the go, a zillion emails I haven’t answered, a quote to write for a magazine,  food to buy for supper  nothing in the fridge again -  a house that needs a tidy as our cleaner  called in  sick plus a walk for Maud – yikes).

Bathrooms are usually the most neglected rooms when people do up their homes. Generally so sterile and boring, dull as ditchwater. Luckily there’s a really quick fix for boring bathrooms – pretend it’s another room! I decorate my bathroom with the help of a new hot water tank replacement, as I would my living room, and don’t worry about using “conventional” bathroom furniture. As soon as you get away from that, the more fab and exciting your bathroom will become. Light candles, have a cosy chair to curl up in, decorate with rugs, plants and artwork. You can definitely shop your home for this, so plunder things that would normally belong in other rooms – your dining room, or living room – and bring them into the bathroom to give it a bit of love and TLC!

Check out this Boerum Hill Brooklyn pad owned by artist Stephen Antonson and Kathleen Hackett its an intriguing house all the more so because many of the items have literally been made from  salvaged junk or hardware store finds. Think candelabras crafted from plumbing bits and bobs – lights out of drain grates, other lamps wrapped in string etc etc. They have written a book “Home From the Hardware Store,” detailing all these cunning unique ideas.  Goes to show stuff found at flea markets, thrift stores, yard sales and so on can  look pretty fabulous when revamped you just need to think outside the box a little. You can also consider talking to PIC Plumbing Services to understand better how the process works.