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Kristina Rapley shares a behind-the-scenes look into her bathroom reno

Your Home and Garden editor Kristina Rapley shares how she’s nailed her renovation journey with the help of Mico Bathrooms

With the design and planning stage of our bathroom renovation done, now it’s time for the hard work to begin. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look into how our new bathroom is shaping up.


Bathroom before.

Our poky, disjointed and tired bathroom/mudroom/laundry was in dire need of a major overhaul. Thanks to Mico Bathrooms’ 3D Design Planner, we felt confident enough to knock out some walls!

It was a shock to see how big our space was with everything emptied out and the walls gone. Because we’ve only got one bathroom, we hired a portaloo and portable shower, which made living on-site just a little bit more bearable.

Mico Bathrooms delivered all our goodies straight to our door at the very start of our reno, which meant our tradies could accurately measure everything to ensure the perfect fit. It was handy having our brass tapware on hand when I was choosing tiles and playing around with paint colours.

We’re nearing the end of our project (only painting and tiling to go) and can report that we have learnt an awful lot! Thank goodness for our fairy godmother, Lisa at Mico Bathrooms, who has happily helped us with last-minute changes and switching of products.

Make sure you check in next month for Kristina’s big bathroom reveal!


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