When we looked at this house, I loved almost everything even though it wasn’t all too my taste.
One thing I knew I couldn’t live with was the 70s brown bathroom, as I called it.
However, renovating a bathroom is not something I have the energy for after this move, and more importantly, the money.
In the old house, we’d re-enamelled the bath when we first moved in and it still looks just fine, 11 years later.
So that’s what we decided to do.
When I was googling, I saw that they can re-enamel everything so we had the bath, basin, soap dish, toilet roll holder, bathroom vanity and shower done.
I can’t believe the change.
It’s like night and day 🙂
Now I don’t have to think about it for the next couple of years!
When I mentioned to a friend what we were planning to do, she told me she’d rather wait and get the bathroom redone properly in two years time, rather than do the quick-fix solution now.
My thinking was that if I have to look at that brown bathroom for two years, I’d go mad. So I preferred a good enough solution for now.
I think it’s what Gretchen Rubin calls maximiser vs satisficer, a concept I’ve written about before.