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The WC. at the top of the stairs, before & after

This was a fiddly affair, but we’re nearly there. All that’s missing now are the windows which are being restored. The floors unfortunately had to be replaced because when the loo came up it was impossible to satisfactorily fix what was left behind. The tiles, as everywhere else in the house, are from Marca Corona’s Terra line. The basin is granite, the mirror frame is made from (Onuba) Spanish tiles. We installed a corner loo for more space, moved the back wall forward for plumbing purposes and created the shelf for the basin. The wall light is an art deco cinema light made of glass rods. On the walls will be three eighteenth century animal scene prints, which are framed identically (one of which you see resting on the shelf.)

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42 comments on “The WC. at the top of the stairs, before & after

  1. darthtimon
    August 23, 2017

    Seeing as I design and sell bathrooms for a living this post has piqued my interest!

    The new look is definitely a better use of the space – corner toilets don’t often work but for once a corner loo appears to fit the look! I like the tiles and the boxing to support the wash bowl too.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      August 23, 2017

      Plumbing was the biggest difficulty. The waste pipe is hidden in the shelf, which was the second reason for the corner loo, sideways access. You should have a look at Marca Corona products, the quality is just amazing. Much thicker and harder than normal tiles, and they’re all different from each other (if you blow up the third picture you’ll see what I mean.)

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      • darthtimon
        August 23, 2017

        Moving a soil pipe is a horrible job, and one we try to avoid – it adds so much on to cost that it can put customers off completely! My employers source all their tiles from one place – they’re nice enough, but not like what you’ve found.

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  2. Carmen
    August 23, 2017

    Quite an improvement! Very classy (as usual!)

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  3. Arkenaten
    August 23, 2017

    This is brilliant! Seriously, what an excellent utilization of such a relatively small space.
    Well done. Definitely a design worth noting and quite possibly nicking at a later date.

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  4. Absolutely brilliant, looks classy and practical. One a former note, if it’s you in the mirrored images, and if that’s your physique, congratulations, I dearly wish I myself would have it πŸŒΉπŸ™ŒπŸ‘‘

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    • The Pink Agendist
      August 23, 2017

      It is practical, and ease of cleaning was one of the things I kept in mind.
      And yes, it is me with the camera πŸ™‚ The body thing is complicated. Insecurity led me to be body (appearance in general) obsessed for most of my 20’s. I did exercise every day, and it showed. That calmed down in my 30’s, but it seems to be coming back now. Mid life crisis, fear of ageing, looking at old pictures of myself… Comparing, comparing, comparing.
      me

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      • Wow, stunning image πŸ‘‘ As for midlife crisis, try to imagine someone like me of 6′, 70 kg in the military, and 122 kg now, all due to a lifestyle more sedentary than active, as academia plus a 24/7 sort of jobs pattern, doesn’t leave much time for anything but sleep, and that mostly rough… But, after 45, onto nearly 55 now, I’ve had to learn to value what I have, and either cherish it, or having fun about it. And if someone isn’t happy about how I look, they know where the door is πŸ˜œπŸ‘ΎπŸ‘½

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  5. acflory
    August 23, 2017

    Gorgeous wee loo [okay, can you really blame me?] but the bit I love the best is that single line of dark purple tiles accenting the colour scheme. Stunning.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      August 23, 2017

      That’s your screen! The line is the same anthracite colour as the floor πŸ™‚

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      • acflory
        August 24, 2017

        Oh! Damn, the colour calibration really is off then :/

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      • The Pink Agendist
        August 24, 2017

        Are you on a laptop? Sometimes the angle of the screen makes a huge difference.

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      • acflory
        August 24, 2017

        No, on a desktop. Should have been fine. :/

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  6. Hariod Brawn
    August 23, 2017

    “The floors unfortunately had to be replaced because when the loo came up it was impossible to satisfactorily fix what was left behind.” β€” you need to rephrase that.

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  7. inspiredbythedivine1
    August 23, 2017

    Looks lovely, but, after looking at the pics of the loo, I now have to pee. πŸ™‚

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  8. Merilee
    August 23, 2017

    What might I ask are the weird balls on either side of the original wooden toilet seat?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      August 23, 2017

      It was a gent’s loo, so the seat was counterweighted, meaning it stays up

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      • Merilee
        August 23, 2017

        Thanks, Pink. Never seen this concept in action. The balls looked kind of like the floats one finds inside the tank. I had never thought that seats had ant problem staying up on their own ( and with females being on constant lookout not to fall in🐸)

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      • The Pink Agendist
        August 23, 2017

        The ladies room is under the steps πŸ™‚

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      • Carmen
        August 23, 2017

        Ummm. . .you might want to rephrase that one too.

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  9. Carmen
    August 23, 2017

    I see you did. . .:)

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    • Carmen
      August 23, 2017

      whoops, I was reading Marilee’s reply. .ignore me. . .

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  10. Sirius Bizinus
    August 23, 2017

    Okay, so what is that thing behind the brush in the before picture? It looks like a miniature bust or something.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      August 23, 2017

      It’s a little marble bust which I used to keep the window just partially open πŸ˜€

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  11. coteetcampagne
    August 23, 2017

    Very nice.
    You have excellent taste
    How do you find these smaller bowl/basins BTW? I’ve been told they splash a bit in use

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  12. coteetcampagne
    August 23, 2017

    I’ve bought two so I hope I’ll be happy with them

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  13. agrudzinsky
    August 23, 2017

    I like the retro minimalist original look. The counterweights on the seat are interesting. I suppose they were designed to prevent the seat from banging on the toilet. Did they serve this purpose well? The Roman bust next to the toilet brush was very aesthetic. And, I’m sure, observing the pattern of the original floor tiles provided many hours of entertainment in the pre-smartphone era.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      August 23, 2017

      The house had separate wc’s for men and women. So it really was just so the men didn’t have to put it up to pee…

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      • agrudzinsky
        August 23, 2017

        I’d put it another way: so that men wouldn’t pee on it. This makes it sound like it’s done for hygiene and for everyone’s sake, not just for the men’s convenience which would make this ingenious invention sexist with a potential of law suits for the manufacturer, construction company, etc. How blessed are the gay couples not to have those issues! πŸ™‚

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      • The Pink Agendist
        August 23, 2017

        Very, very blessed. Plus we get to share clothes!:D

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  14. Very nice. I recently remolded a very small bathroom and went with the vasque above the counter. Tall water faucet also, but the darned thing is, the water plashes out of the bowl.

    I am more a fan of solid surface counter top rather than tile. I had all tile counter tops in the 80’s, I’m now sold on solid surface. Don’t take this as a dig, because it isn’t meant that way, just my observation. I do love the corner toilet it works really well in that space.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      August 23, 2017

      Not taken as a dig! Ever. Taste is so personal, and my job is often navigating differences πŸ˜‰

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  15. I appreciate getting a remodeling topic.

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  16. Donna from MyOBT
    October 4, 2017

    That light fixture is fantastic!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      October 5, 2017

      Thanks! That design was popular in cinemas and theatres from the 20’s to 50’s. Very sturdy, lots of light, and they could be used vertically in hallways and horizontally over doors and mirrors πŸ™‚

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