We've been talking about our new bathroom more recently as it's time to actually start thinking about what we want, so yesterday I was thinking about it and I came to a fresh conclusion.
Our bathroom is grotty, there's no two ways about it , I mentioned a while go that we are very patched up in the shower department, for example. But then when I really thought about it I realised that the vast majority of the horrible bits are the tiles. Other than the leaky ones, others are cracked, and more are just badly fitted but that's all cosmetic, everything else works. Plus it's the only area of the house where we would, without much thought, replace original things just because they looked a bit worn.
Our house was empty for quite some time before we moved in, that whole time the shower and bath taps were dripping, so the bath is quite stained. I've done my best with the green stripe from the tap, but the shower had left a streak down the centre of the bath, plus there were a number of rusty patches, so I turned my attention to that, armed with my trusty pumice*.
And after a small amount of rubbing
Still visible, but far better than it was before, and certainly not staring you in the face as soon as you enter the bathroom. So I suggested to Dan that we just have the tiles replaced, sort out the ceiling and fit a new shower. Dan suggested with the money we'll save he could buy a Triumph Dolomite to keep on the drive, I told him he should stick with the one he already owns!
*it's not really a pumice but it's the same idea.