In this photograph you see the floor as it originally was, lacquered particle board. The pipe you see against the wall is my addition, to bring hot water to the sink.
The sink, too, is new. The original sink was plastic, and
fully 5 inches (125mm) deep! It was so narrow that even with my ear
pressed against the mirror I could not spit into the sink.
There was a cold tap, but no hot water tap. Cold fingers
in Winter, I can tell you!
The new sink is porcelain, 8.5 inches deep, mixer tap. Not exactly
luxurious, but quite usable.
This is the moment when the floor man came to put down the new lino.
You get a clear view of the sink with mixer tap, the lovely rimu
mirror and cabinet, and more of the artists tiles with local
flora and fauna, Pukekos and Ponga fern trees in this case.
Here Mrs Scott shows off the finished work. The walls have gone slightly blue to match the tiles and floor, there is a rimu shelf for toilet rolls and reading matter that also holds and conceals the hot water pipe. This shelf is made out of the same recycled physics lab as the hat rack and Wall Mountain.
Not a large room, you see, but this is the architectural standard in New Zealand!