One and a half years…that’s how long you spend in your bathroom over the course of your life! A poll of 2,500 people revealed that using the toilet accounts for the biggest chunk of time spent in the bathroom – an average of one hour and 42 minutes a week, or almost 92 days over a lifetime. 

Another hour and 25 minutes of each week is devoted to the bath or shower – or more than six months of your life!  The average person then spends just under half an hour each week – or 62 days in a lifetime – drying themselves off. Add in time for brushing your teeth (almost 18 minutes a week) and then throw in time spent applying moisturizers and lotions, makeup, the hours add up. Forty-three percent of people find respite in the bathroom and site it as the only place they get time to themselves. Another 39 percent say they often retreat to the bathroom when they want to think.

So, when you’re choosing the fixtures and decor of this smaller sized room in your home, consider how important a domestic space it is. It can be a place to be on your own, to get away from it all.

Oh, and… Surprise, surprise, women spend longer in the bathroom than men. They spend a month longer than men with their  equivalent of one year, seven months and 15 days in a lifetime. Perhaps that’s why they live longer?