Sorry for the language #sorrynotsorry, but I am not kidding about the b**ch part. The pic below is of the over-the-toilet cabinet in my bathroom. Lovely don’t you think? I hate it.
The cabinet was custom built for the space above the toilet and whoever did it was an idiot. I know, that isn’t a nice thing to say, but you don’t have to drag a step-ladder into the bathroom every time you want something that is stored on the top shelf. Which is why nothing is stored up there!
I had another one exactly like it in our other bathroom, but the guy who demo’d that one took the cabinet home. Yay!
In my Design Planning for Real Life 2015 series, I have been talking about designing your home for happiness, and this week I wrote about using what you already have, but adding in ways to make all of the activities you do in your home easier and more enjoyable. This way of designing is different than just designing for function and grabbing whatever the market has to offer. Design should be personal and have meaning. (Yes, even in your bathroom!)
I am currently unhappy with my bathroom. It is tiny and there is hardly any storage space. Below is an image of the floor plan. I am actually going to re-design the space to fit my and my husband’s needs for storage. So this baby is coming down as soon as I figure out how to hang the open shelf I want to put in it’s place.
I know. I look at this as an opportunity to make positive change in my own home and show you that it can be done in yours at the same time. You can also see how I work and decide if what I do is right for you and your home. If you aren’t ready to make changes, that’s okay too. I will have lots of tips and ideas you can use (steal).
There is more to come on this one. I am researching ideas and will show you some next time.
What are you doing to make changes in your home this year? Leave a comment below or ask a question.
If you’re feeling stuck or unsure about how to transform your space, head on over to Diva by Design and let’s get started decorating your home for real life today! And, hey! Show me some love by leaving a comment or sharing my post with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, even Pinterest!
You can still sign up for my free Design Planning for Real Life 2015 series on my website www.mydivabydesign.com for more details on how to design happiness into your own home.
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