When we moved into our present house we didn't do anything to the bathroom as while the pink tiles and ceramic seahorses weren't really our style, it was perfectly functional. However water leaking from the bath through the ceiling light in the kitchen (!)revealed that that the area around the plug was badly corroded. Lots of silicone sealant was used but only as a temporary measure, a new bath was needed. So we decided to bring forward the renovations we had in mind for a couple of years time.
plumbing merchants on Thursday with lots of useful guidance from the plumber - if we bought a slightly smaller basin we could fit in a ladder heated towel rail, what luxury!It's all hopefully arriving today and I won't miss traipsing to the loo in the conservatory in the middle of the night or brushing my teeth in the kitchen sink.However, I'm glad I took photos of the paintwork underneath the tiles as it was patched up and replastered by Friday! Yellow and red and bits of brown with leaves - could it even date back from when the house was built in 1910? I'm pleased to have seen a glimpse of the history of this house and to know it will still be there underneath our new tiles.