Infographic: Our bathroom habits – revealed
How long do you spend in the bathroom?
It’s true that the kitchen is thought to be the heart of the modern home.
But, we’d beg to differ.
Because, when you think about it, how long do we spend in our bathrooms each week? Bathing, cleaning, grooming, relaxing and preparing for the start and end of each day.
Bathrooms are an extremely important part of daily life. And, although we might be biased, we believe they can impact the quality of life you have within your home.
A dreary, damaged or dysfunctional bathroom is a constant irritation.
Whereas having your dream bathroom can make getting ready to greet each day that little bit more enjoyable.
To examine this idea and find out exactly how people use their bathrooms, we gathered some statistics. Discover what they are in this infographic:
Our bathroom habits – revealed
How do we spend time in our bathrooms? And what are some of the common – and less common – bathroom habits?
Let’s get this one out the way…
It’s thought we spend an average of 93 days in a lifetime on the toilet alone. But, aside from that, how are we making the most of our bathrooms?
Showering vs. bathing?
Well, 76% of people prefer the speed and efficiency of a shower, with just 4% of people finding time for a relaxing bath.
But perhaps we should be…
A study found a daily bath can improve your mood and optimism.
However, showering is certainly the more economical option…
Did you know a 10 minute shower can use upwards of 80 gallons of water? Keeping showers to under 5 minutes reduces your water usage and can lower CO2 emissions by 70-80%.
But, are we really water conscious?
70% of 18-to-34-year-olds shower for 10+ minutes, with only 27% of people aged over 55 exceeding the 10 minute mark.
Why do we spend so long in the shower?
Perhaps it’s the time it gives us to think… In fact, 72% of us get creative ideas in the shower.
Relax, unwind and melt away the stress…
Bathrooms are fantastic places to relax and wash away the stresses of the day. They are also the perfect place to refresh and replenish ahead of a new day. Your mood in the morning can even impact your productivity throughout the day. And 43% say the bathroom is the only place they get time to themselves.
What else are we doing in the bathroom?
75% of people admit to using their mobile phones in the bathroom and 63% of people read in the bathroom.
3 out of 5 people sing in the shower!