My great-grandmother made do with a small wooden structure in the backyard, a chamber pot discreetly tucked under the bed and a tin tub that was hauled into the kitchen every Saturday night.
When I grew up, the bathroom had three vital pieces of furniture and no room to change your mind.
Well, things have changed.
Many home plans include a full bath for every bedroom and a half bath for guests. In my own home, where two adults live, there are three full baths and a powder room. There is very little need to wait. when I peruse home decorating magazines, I see bathrooms with French doors leading onto a private terrace; I notice entertainment systems and armchairs.
Today, many baths include a magnificent shower with multiple heads strategically placed. The space is ample to accommodate more than one person. The bath is wide and long, inviting the bather to bring a glass of wine and a book to the bath. Many bathrooms include a grooming area, double sinks, and heated floors.
When you visit the design centre in Wingham, explore the Citadel and make sure you take time to see all the features in the Master Ensuite. Stunning tile work, excellent storage and a spa-like space all add up to a restful space to revitalize you.