Monday, 23 April 2012

Showery joy

I spent about 40 minutes of a very precious morning on the weekend, scrubbing out the shower recess.
So much bloody grout. So many bloody corners. And glass, for goodness' sake – with frames and even more bloody grouting. Let alone a framed glass door that pivots in such a way that you can't get to bits of it – obviously designed by a man who has never ever in his life had to clean a bathroom. Just as the Dyson vacuum cleaner is designed by a bloke who must never, ever vacuum anything other than a small room with no furniture in it. And don't even get me started on the nooks and crannies in the average fridge ...
Anyway, as I scrubbed in the shower, wearing only a grimace and a pair of spectacles, I thought about the perfect shower.
And this is just about it.

Apart from the meeting of floor and wall, there are no corners, and lordy lordy! No effing stupid, stupid glass. Roomy, too. And see how the sunshine gets in? No mould!
If the curtain gets manky, you can just chuck it out.
Big wall tiles, so there's much less grout. And though the floor tiles are tiny, with lots of grout, it is not effing white.
And when I build this in my home I will have a hose on the outside wall, just around from the door, for even easier cleaning!
(Picture from Desire to Inspire ... I think.)

7 comments:

M said...

Even better - ditch the shower curtain altogether. It's surprising how little water escapes.

Mousy Brown said...

Oh I so agree!

Jennifer said...

Perfection!

Corian, which is a solid surface, is popular here as a replacement for wall tile in a shower -- we have it because of the whole nasty grout situation.

Best yet, can't we all just get someone else to clean the bathroom?

Anonymous said...

We did a bathroom for my Mum like this years ago. Sheer joy she said, no more jiffing the bath! Shelley

Fairlie said...

That would be a most excellent shower/bathroom. I think you're spot-on with the hose idea - just stand at the door with your (high-pressure) hose and the bathroom would be done in seconds!

gerard said...

Here is the source. Best I can tell.

http://www.tribestudio.com.au/House-Kalafatas-Challita

Thank you for drawing my attention to it.

Jesse said...

That really is the perfect shower. I so agree about bathroom design - and don't even get me started on vacuum cleaners. Our bathroom has a wooden floor....