Are bathrooms just for taking bath/washing off? I bet to disagree!!!!
Else, why will someone pay so much attention to the design of his bathroom, putting up expensive WC, washand basin, bath tub, television,and even a sound system ?
As a Quantity surveyor, I am privy to be involved in the construction of residential buildings(it’s my work anyway) .I remember when I just started working and was given a toilet renovation on the “highland” to project manage, the cost of renovation alone ran into millions of Naira ,and I am like-“why spend so much on just a bathroom“, do you want to be sleeping there? But when we had finished renovating the place, i could really see the reason for spending so much .There was just this aura and comfort that came out of the place ,it looked like a small palace and i just felt like sleeping there all day , but then we had to pack our baggage and leave the man’s house .
Copy Copy me,i stole inspiration from there and started thinking of how to touch up ‘’my own bathroom’’ at home. I knew fully well that I wouldn’t be able to afford all the kind of fittings used in that ” big man’s bathroom’ ’but there was something I could at least do .So I went to a nearby decoration store and bought nice bathroom decorations, changed my toilet mirror to something more fanciful ,changed my shower curtain ,bought a new white towel and yes my bathroom came alive instantly
I discovered that after I did this small touch up to my bathroom, I started spending more time there. I would often spend minutes just viewing the decoration and guess what; different inspirations started flooding my mind. Fantastic!!!!!!
I took the experience a bit further. I put small sticky notes on my toilet walls, just above the WC and I started scribbling down ideas on them ,from shapeless drawings , to codes, to abbreviations, just anything that came to my mind ……. my bathroom became my ”favourite spot” in my small room.
This was just what i needed. . I had always been looking for a place to cool off and refresh my ideas from time to time and of course I wanted a place I could easily access anytime , not necessarily always booking one 5 star hotel because I want to retreat (for my mind)!!!
Here’s my gist, we all need a place where we can easily access, cool off and re-strategize, somewhere homely and user-friendly ,where our minds can come alive and be productive. For me, my bathroom was just the place I needed for that, yours might be the balcony ,kitchen, garden area, studio, bedroom or even a dark room. Wherever the place is, once you have been able to discover it ,spice it up to suit your taste and start using judiciously.