Saturday, 1 August 2015

Five Quite Interesting Bathroom Facts.

Quite Interesting Bathroom Fact no1 

My bathroom is incredibly boring! It was like this when we moved in twenty months ago, and I've still not got around to doing anything with it.
The walls are magnolia. The floor is blue. The bath, toilet, shower, tiles and radiator are white. The shower curtain was white, but it got grubby so I bought a new one, white with butterflies.
I have no storage space at all, well, apart from that manky bathroom cabinet with the broken mirror. (did I hear you gasp 7 years bad luck!)
My bathroom needs a makeover and that is a fact!

Boring Bathroom

Quite Interesting Bathroom Fact no2

The average person spends three years of their life on the toilet!

Now, don't you think if you are going to spend that much time in this little room then it should be a pleasant place to be? I would like my bathroom to be clean and bright and welcoming. A little colour would be nice instead of all the boring white. How about some gorgeous brightly coloured wall tiles.

Vivid bathroom tiles from Tile

Quite Interesting Bathroom Fact no3

One theory for what causes wrinkly skin after a bath is that the outermost layer of skin, the stratum corneum, (literally "horned layer") contains dead keratin cells which absorb water. This makes the surface of the skin swell but not the lower layers, so the surface is forced to pucker as a result.

So, don't spend too much time in the water! I love having a shower, but it's also really nice to have a relaxing bath. A nice bathroom would encourage me to spend more time in the bath and to be honest, I don't really care about wrinkles that fade away...if only all wrinkles would do that! 

My kids prefer to bathe too and won't get out until they get wrinkly.

My dream bathtub would be free standing in a lovely light and airy room.

Milano Freestanding bath from Big Bathroom

Quite Interesting Bathroom Fact no4

The toilet seat is not the dirties thing in the bathroom! The floor is dirtier, and there are more germs in the sink and on the taps and door handles than on the toilet seat. Makes you think doesn't it! 

Although, I'd have to argue about my toilet floor. It's really not a nice surface and it shows every little mark and stain so I'm always mopping it. I'd love some really nice floor tiles instead.

When I see wood in a bathroom it makes me think of a spa, just give me a sauna and a jacuzzi as well, bliss.

Sandalo Wood effect floor tiles from Tile

Quite Interesting Bathroom Fact no5

You can save 2190 gallons of water per person a year by only flushing the toilet once a day!

But imagine how much air freshener you would have to use!!

And Finally, here's another interesting bathroom fact. The Big Bathroom Shop and Tile Mountain are holding a competition with £5000 worth of bathroom prizes up for grabs. It could be just what my boring bathroom is looking for! So I've set up a Pinterest Board showing my top picks from the two sites which would make up my Dream Bathroom and this post is my entry into the competition. Fingers crossed x

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  1. I love random facts lol :) great post!x

  2. I really wish I could afford a new bathroom, we are a bit like you and haven't done anything with it for years! We have a leaky shower that doesn't turn off properly, a broken bath etc etc Oh well I'm sure we will get round to it one day x

  3. My bathroom is just awful and it is fairly small. The one room in the house I need to sort out x

  4. We had a wonderful bathroom in our previous house, just got it done then we moved!!

  5. Three years on a toilet - seriously that is a random fact!

  6. Great random facts! I think certain members of my family spend even more time on the loo...

    Good luck with the competition.

  7. random facts are always fun!! I would love a massive bathroom with an old style free standing tub, separate shower, toilet obviously lol, and plenty of storage space

  8. What random facts. I would love a bathroom big enough for a freestanding bath and a chair!

  9. I hope you win a new bathroom! I love storage so wouldn't it be fab to replace your cabinet with lots of built in storage to hide away all your toiletries... I know this is what I'd do!! Good luck:-0)

  10. Hope you win the competition, Anne, we have quite the boring bathroom here, in our holiday apartment as well but there will be no makeover for me, I'm afraid, as we are only renting.xx

  11. Oh my gosh!! Three years of life on the toilet??

  12. I so want to do our bathroom up, I really want it retiled as it just looks a bit old and shabby but its a project for the future I think! x

  13. I would love to be brave enough to have brightly coloured tiles but went for grey instead lol

  14. What weird facts, I'm definitely going to have to share the wrinkly skin one with the kids

  15. oh i would love to have some brightly coloured tiles in my rooms

  16. Amazing toilet facts! thanks for sharing ;)

    Matt Mertz from ShopToilet

  17. Great Post !!! Thanks for sharing !!


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