The bathroom renovation is underway. After the demolition on Monday we were left with nothing more than bare studs. All of the ceiling, wall sheeting and floor was ripped out. We wanted to make absolutely certain that there was no underlying water damage before we went to the expense of new tiles and fittings.
This shows the recess in the wall of the shower which will hold bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. I first saw the idea in B & B accommodation. It makes so much sense to me. Any shelf or soap holder built into the tiles is a hazard that you can bump yourself on and the hanging shower caddies gather soap scum or rust. The tiled recess will simply be cleaned with the rest of the tiles and I love the simple, streamlined look of it.
Finally, I would like to thank all of you who took up the challenge of introducing yourselves. I will respond to each of your comments and look forward to lots of discussion in the future.