That's not to say that downstairs will not be good quality finishes. I still want the house to flow well, so we plan on using similar products/look to upstairs but we will have to be more clever about how we spend our money.
I've been labouring over the bathroom-laundry conversion these past few days in particular. I'd planned on doing a smaller, almost identical version of our upstairs (main) bathroom. HOWEVER, I didn't anticipate that a huge majority of the original products would be discontinued. Majorly annoying and there was a lot of swearing when I realised. Yet somehow it was a blessing in disguise. It's given me the chance to create a new bathroom that still has similarities to the original one but allowed me to make everything a whole lot cheaper (and probably realise that I needed to make it a lot cheaper in order to keep to a budget). It's going to be "it's own" bathroom, not just a copy.
|The main bathroom|
I can't wait to start putting it all together. I dare say it will be a few months still before we start but I'm off to the plumbing shop on Monday to get the plans drawn up (a free service that they offer) and I think that once it's on paper, it will allow me to start sleeping properly again! I have an over active, easily excited by design brain that doesn't sleep until everything is settled. It can be very tiresome!