Except for the little jobs and touch-ups that we need to do, our 2019 home improvement is completed. The plumber finished his work about 10 days ago, and the building contractor came in at the beginning of the week and finished his.
The room itself is pretty typical for a 50-year-old French house. It was not a retro-fit but was purpose-built, I think. It's comfortable because it has not only a toilet but also a small sink with hot water and a radiator. The thing that's unusual about it is its length — it measures only about three feet wide, but it's nearly 10 feet long. It feels a little like a hallway leading nowhere.
Yesterday Walt did some touch-up painting in the downstairs "bathroom" — half-bath, "loo", WC, cabinet, petit coin, "throne room" — and it looks good in my opinion. We painted the walls blue many years ago, and the blue paint dried to be a much deeper and brighter blue than we expected.
Besides the new "wall-mounted" toilet, we also got a new rug and a new mirror.
The new mirror sort of matches the little bamboo storage cabinet that we bought for "the littlest room in the house" three or four years ago.
We might decide to re-paint the room in the relatively near future, but for the time being we'll live with it as it is now.
Most importantly, the new upstairs WC is also basically finished. It's been functional for about 10 days. All that's left to do is put up the toilet paper holder, a mirror, and a couple of other things on the walls.