Design according to toddlers

There’s one room in our house that we haven’t touched yet. Like an homage to the 1970s when the house was built, the family bathroom is a shining example of 1970s design. Despite looking terrible, it’s sort of functional, so it’s been put to the bottom of the to-do list.

Our bathroom’s main crimes include:

  • Carpet on the floor. And not even just carpet, deep pile, green carpet
  • An avocado suite that’s seen better days
  • Green tiles (to match the avocado suite) with a half-hearted pattern, that are now falling off the walls
  • A leaking toilet
  • No shower

For this project, the twins have designated themselves our makeover design gurus, and the following video is their take on what our new bathroom should really be like. They got so into the planning, that they couldn’t even stop talking about our new bathroom even when we were on holiday, picking up inspiration from the resort.

For the record, at the top of my wish list is to bid farewell to the carpet. I can’t wait to ceremoniously chuck it on a skip. The thought of what lies in the depths of that deep pile makes me queasy. I’d also like to relocate the hot water tank – the airing cupboard currently greedily hogs about a sixth of the total floor space in what is a pretty small room, so it would be great to reclaim that area to make the whole room feel a bit more spacious.

I shall leave you with the far-more-qualified Ez and Fonz’s thoughts on the matter…

This post has been written for the Tots100’s home makeover competition in association with We chose the Home Renovation Challenge renovation


  1. October 19, 2012 / 10:24 pm

    Fab video >..Good luck to you! Pink yellow and purple …wow!

    • Heather
      November 15, 2012 / 8:49 am

      It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?! Pink, yellow and purple….

  2. October 31, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    Love the children’s style and radical choices for colours…could be a new trend!

    • Heather
      November 15, 2012 / 8:49 am

      Yes, maybe they’re actually just very forward-thinking 😉

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