Do bathrooms usually age well or badly?
I think of all the rooms in the house they can be the most prone to dating. We did our bathroom before we had children and didn't pay that much attention. I won't make that mistake again.
It therefore has some deadly features: square knobs on the cabinets which are apt to slice little hands open, tiles which are too pale and too creamy to keep particularly clean, and a tap which hangs elegantly over the bath in just such a spot that the children keep catching and bruising their backs on it. You should see my son's back.
I spend a bit of time sitting in the bathroom doing bath supervision. For a range of reasons but mostly back protecting. The splashing makes me a bit crazy but I am working on controlling my Bathroom Rage.
But if I am going to spend time in the bathroom, I wish it could be in this one. In front of the fire, with a glass of aged Reisling (that's a little joke).
This bathroom used to be a living room and you can tell. I think I prefer it during the day because that overhead light it a bit too laboratory for me.
What are your bathroom mistakes? Surely I am not the only one who is brain dead in the practical bathroom department?
(All Images from Andrew Maynard's Barrow House)