There comes a time when you have to renovate your bathroom. It’s not the most exciting of tasks, but it has to be done. Thanks to daily usage, the mess caused by water staining and a plethora of products that can produce soap scum, it’s one of the most heavily used areas of the house.
If you make the decision to roll up your sleeves and tackle it head on, then you’re in for a treat. You see, there are some surprising things you learn about yourself when it comes to bathroom renovation. From the tearing down of the existing suite to the choices you make about the new one, there’s all sorts of juicy information about yourself waiting to be uncovered. Some of it is interesting to note, while the rest is – well, it’s not always good to know ourselves in quite that way!
Lesson One: You’re Lazy
So the first thing you have to do before you can crack on with the renovation is clear the area. That means you suddenly have to go through the cabinet you’ve neglected for years and dip behind furniture that’s not been moved since it was installed.
You will quickly find that you’re lazy as anything. Clearly, if you drop the top of a bottle and it rolls out of reach, you of the past saw fit to leave it right there. You’ll also discover a mountain of half-used body and bath products, as well as the occasional gift you received and have left unopened. It’s quite the eye-opening experience, especially if you tend to think of yourself as neat.
Lesson Two: There Comes A Point When You Can’t Make Choices Anymore
At the start of the project, you’re full of fresh enthusiasm and excitement. It seems like there is nothing you would rather spend your time doing than looking through colour books and wondering which type of bath you want within your budget. It takes up your every waking thought, and you love every second of it.
As you progress however, you soon realise that you’re fed up of making decisions. Not only that, but you’re finding it near impossible to make choices. You get caught between two ideas and panic, to the point you pick one almost at random – just so you can say it’s been done.
Lesson Three: You Don’t Know What You Want
Furthermore, similar to the above is the fact that you don’t know what you want. Sure, you think you do at the start of the project, but you really don’t. You have a vague idea that you have to turn into a solid reality.
It takes a lot of wading through the things you want to find the things that will a) work and b) be practical. Trying to marry the two necessities together takes up all of your mental energy. And while you will get there in the end, the process in between can drain all of your decor enthusiasm out of you.
Don’t worry though, it won’t last long. Soon you’ll be eyeing the kitchen and thinking it could do with a refresh!