Toilet refit

On moving into our house we were now the proud owner of a downstairs toilet. It was pretty small, pretty cold and pretty horrible but as it was so small it made the job quite quick.

We had the plumbing already in place to make this a straight forward job.

Unfortunately I didn’t take any before pictures so I can’t show you how nasty it was under there. The toilet was old and cracked. It had an overflow pipe held on with duct tape, wobbled when sat on and was covered in spider webs. The oil boiler is also tucked away in here, under the stairs. Not pretty to look at.

First job was to rip everything out and tidy up. Easy.

We chose a style of tiles and laid them. With such a small room we only needed 1m2 so it worked out well, minimal wastage.

You can see the toilet waste pipe exits into the floor, and quite a way from the wall. This made choosing the new toilet difficult, and meant we had to box the wall out to allow the cistern to sit on that and the waste exit in the right place.
This was good as it allowed the pipework to be concealed easily and allowed for some leftover 4 inch insulation to be fitted.

With the tiles down I started the frame work

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The lump on the left is for some pipework that I didn’t want to/couldn’t mess with.

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The opposite side had the boiler boxed in and a shelf created for storage. Most of the walls got plasterboarded as did the ceiling, with holes being cut for ceiling lights.

The room got plastered and painted.

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Lights installed, hooked up to a new pull cord.

Now the fun begins, the painted/stained pallet wood goes on.

I nailed these on as I think it goes with the rustic look.

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These pieces were all the same thickness and width and all came from one big pallet.

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You can see from the picture above the incoming water pipe, which is a flexi hose, this makes the job simple and quick.

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Bit of a quick finish but these are all the pictures I took!

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One Response to “Toilet refit

  • Really tidy job on the pallet wall, I love the effect! When can you come and do mine? 😀

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