Posted 9th July

Revealed: how much time do Brits spend in the bathroom?

9th July 2019 - 15:26pm
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A new survey by B&Q – commissioned to mark the brand’s new GoodHome bathrooms range – has found that the average British adult will spend a total of 416 days of their life in the bathroom, as well as uncovering what Brits find frustrating when it comes to bathrooms.

The survey – which questioned 2,000 UK adults – found that 70% of Brits find sharing a bathroom “frustrating”, with 17% getting irritated with other household members “hogging the room”. One in six added that they have hidden in the bathroom “to get some peace and quiet”.

A third said their top pet peeve was finding that the toilet roll hadn’t been replaced, while a fifth said they can’t stand finding hair left down the plug hole. The survey also found that the most in-demand time for the bathrooms is 8am when households get ready for the day.

More than half of those questioned said they believe having a great bathroom is “key” to feeling happy in their home, with 51% also noting that renovating their bathroom has “tangibly improved their overall happiness with their house”. Close to a third added that updating their bathroom would be “more impactful on their home happiness” than any other home improvement project.

“While it isn’t the biggest room in the house, it’s clear that we still expect our bathrooms to work incredibly hard,” said B&Q bathroom category manager Christopher Webb. “Our new research shows 30% of us are dissatisfied with how our bathrooms work for us, yet the average Brit hasn’t spruced up their bathroom in five years.”


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