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Bathrooms All White, The Death Of Coloured Bathroom Suites ?

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I thought the idea was that the fashions change to make us spend.....

1950s....white

1960s..pink, powder blue

1970s...avocado

1980s (early...chocolate, dark red)

1980s (late...bamboo, ivory)

1990s...white

2000s...white

2010s...white

Now I actually have a dinosaur coloured one....ivory circa 1987...actually when I have fitted new taps this week it will still look like new.....gleamy fresh mastic, grout spruced up to new with bleach and a tooth brush, shiny porcelain that never ages. Except it doesn't...it's the wrong colour.

Surely they've missed a trick here..brain wash us back to avocado may be?

Amazingly early 1980s property details had coloured bathroom suite as a key bullet point...white was synonymous with the dated as colour is now.

Do I.........

(1) Wait til colour comes back

(2) Go for a white suite in the interim until colour returns

or

(3) Forget it mate white is here to stay, trash that coloured eye sore.

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I thought the idea was that the fashions change to make us spend.....

1950s....white

1960s..pink, powder blue

1970s...avocado

1980s (early...chocolate, dark red)

1980s (late...bamboo, ivory)

1990s...white

2000s...white

2010s...white

Now I actually have a dinosaur coloured one....ivory circa 1987...actually when I have fitted new taps this week it will still look like new.....gleamy fresh mastic, grout spruced up to new with bleach and a tooth brush, shiny porcelain that never ages. Except it doesn't...it's the wrong colour.

Surely they've missed a trick here..brain wash us back to avocado may be?

Amazingly early 1980s property details had coloured bathroom suite as a key bullet point...white was synonomous with the dated as colour is now.

Do I.........

(1) Wait til colour comes back

(2) Go for a white suite in the interim until colour returns

or

(3) Forget it mate white is here to stay, trash that coloured eye sore.

1. If you like it, keep it.

2. If you don't, change it for one you do like.

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Now this clip I like..blame the property porn programmes then.

Brilliant :)

Looking recently I was surprised how many houses have no baths in them. No bath at all, nowhere? My reaction was a bit like the EA on that clip. I take it the craze in Belfast is for terraced houses with shower rooms (not even done well shower rooms). I'd rather have an avocado bath than no bath.

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Nothing wrong with avocado.

Except by association. Lots of avocado suites showing their age leads to a bit of a Pavlovian response.

I guess white is more timeless.

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Looking recently I was surprised how many houses have no baths in them. No bath at all, nowhere? My reaction was a bit like the EA on that clip. I take it the craze in Belfast is for terraced houses with shower rooms (not even done well shower rooms). I'd rather have an avocado bath than no bath.

It's not that unusual. Though if there's neither bath nor shower then the price should reflect the need for modernisation ^_^

I think Brits take a lot more baths than our continental peers. Perhaps because we have a history of such ridiculous plumbing that makes showers problematic: it's not so long since the norm for a British shower was to run hot or cold but nothing in between, and even today we have vast numbers of barely-adequate electric showers.

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Porcelain and enamelled iron can be durable, but a lot of the 70's & 80's suites, particularly the baths, were plastic, and are showing their age irrespective of colour.

On a side note, i think bidets are indispensable.

If we didn't have such pokey houses, with pokey bathrooms, bidets would be abundant and oral s.... well, you get the idea.

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I don't like these houses where they've ripped the bath out leaving only a shower. I barely have baths but if I'm spending a king's ransom on a house I want to be able to wallow in my own filth.

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I don't like these houses where they've ripped the bath out leaving only a shower. I barely have baths but if I'm spending a king's ransom on a house I want to be able to wallow in my own filth.

No bath is definately off-putting! I have a bath regularly in April! The rest of the year I clean motorcycle parts in it!

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strangely, being a septuagenarian, I find white bathroom furniture a real turn off.

It reminds me of 1940's geysers, steam, green stains on the enamel from said geyser, cold lino flooring and of course a freezing cold bathroom

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strangely, being a septuagenarian, I find white bathroom furniture a real turn off.

It reminds me of 1940's geysers, steam, green stains on the enamel from said geyser, cold lino flooring and of course a freezing cold bathroom

Baths with legs are the worst.....the ones that stand out alone......two sinks side by side even worse, what is the point of that, wash your hands in one whilst scrubbing your teeth in the other? :blink:

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strangely, being a septuagenarian, I find white bathroom furniture a real turn off.

It reminds me of 1940's geysers, steam, green stains on the enamel from said geyser, cold lino flooring and of course a freezing cold bathroom

I was brought up with all that! You have me in years! I'm catching up though!

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No bath is definately off-putting! I have a bath regularly in April! The rest of the year I clean motorcycle parts in it!

Just like working people in the 1920s used them to store coal - at least, that is what the Tories used to say.

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I thought the idea was that the fashions change to make us spend.....

1950s....white

1960s..pink, powder blue

1970s...avocado

1980s (early...chocolate, dark red)

1980s (late...bamboo, ivory)

1990s...white

2000s...white

2010s...white

Now I actually have a dinosaur coloured one....ivory circa 1987...actually when I have fitted new taps this week it will still look like new.....gleamy fresh mastic, grout spruced up to new with bleach and a tooth brush, shiny porcelain that never ages. Except it doesn't...it's the wrong colour.

Surely they've missed a trick here..brain wash us back to avocado may be?

Amazingly early 1980s property details had coloured bathroom suite as a key bullet point...white was synonymous with the dated as colour is now.

Do I.........

(1) Wait til colour comes back

(2) Go for a white suite in the interim until colour returns

or

(3) Forget it mate white is here to stay, trash that coloured eye sore.

If you are happy with it, what's the problem? Never mind the style police - I wouldn't mind betting fashions will change again at some point. Who wants to be a slave to fashion anyway - some people are daft enough to trash a three year old perfectly good kitchen because it's no longer quite the latest colour or whatever.

It must have been in the early 60s when my folks updated our ancient bathroom. They chose a colour I don't think I've ever seen since - a sort of mid bluey green, like the sea on 'paradise beach' posters. Cutting-edge modern at the time.

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My bath is grey, although I believe it would be "cream", if I ever cleaned it!

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Why cannot I quote posts????

This in reply to Mr Pin, who like me is of advanced years and recalls the real austerity years.

So, you were brought up on the cold, white, horrible bathroom.

The place where you dreaded to be sent on bath night.

Mother stoking up the fire so that the back boiler would deliver enough luke warm water for one bath.

The coal fire with bricks in it to reduce the amount of coal used, Mr Gaitskell switching off the electricity so that it could be diverted to industry, orange juice and cod liver oil doled out in school.

The school fields an allotment and the class growing cabbages,

hand me down clothing, clothing coupons and sweet points.

My Gran giving me, my sister and cousins her sweet points because she was diabetic. Turned out she never was, just wanted her grand children to have the benefit.

No wonder I really admire women and dread white bathrooms!!!!

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This in reply to Mr Pin, who like me is of advanced years and recalls the real austerity years.

So, you were brought up on the cold, white, horrible bathroom.

The place where you dreaded to be sent on bath night.

Mother stoking up the fire so that the back boiler would deliver enough luke warm water for one bath.

The coal fire with bricks in it to reduce the amount of coal used, Mr Gaitskell switching off the electricity so that it could be diverted to industry, orange juice and cod liver oil doled out in school.

The school fields an allotment and the class growing cabbages,

hand me down clothing, clothing coupons and sweet points.

My Gran giving me, my sister and cousins her sweet points because she was diabetic. Turned out she never was, just wanted her grand children to have the benefit.

No wonder I really admire women and dread white bathrooms!!!!

I'm only fifty something, and don't remember the banana shortage! :wacko:

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Brilliant :)

Looking recently I was surprised how many houses have no baths in them. No bath at all, nowhere? My reaction was a bit like the EA on that clip. I take it the craze in Belfast is for terraced houses with shower rooms (not even done well shower rooms). I'd rather have an avocado bath than no bath.

Quite apart from anything else, any flat or house ever likely to house babies or small children does absolutely need a bath. Trying to bath a baby or small child in a shower tray is no joke. Our first construction camp house in the Middle East only had a shower tray and once there was a baby past the tiny stage Mr B really had to put his foot down to get them to install a bath.

Even if showers are mostly the order of the day, many people do still like to soak in a bath now and then. To be strictly fair to the dreaded property 'experts' on TV, I have more than once seen them telling tarter-uppers that leaving out a bath is a mistake that will put quite a few buyers off.

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Some smart ******er will be going around picking up all this avocado ' junk ' for nothing - sticking it in a big warehouse in the middle of nowhere - and will sell it for a fortune as 'original vintage bathroom furniture' in 20 years.

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