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angelikagebhard

So many free standing bathtubs! Have you ever tried to bathe a child (or even several of them)? It's already a lot of work to wipe dry the walls and rim around an inbuilt bathtub. Imagine you have to clean up all the splashes around the tub on the floor!

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Absolutely agree with angelikagebhard's post in that free standing baths are well and good unless, like in so many of the examples shown, they're pushed into a corner or between 3 walls because it will be impossible for the householders to clean/dust behind them! So many architects/designers get it wrong because they're so focused on making a design impact that they forget about the ergonomic factor!!

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janinekay

In my experience, when young children try to reach up to wash their hands in the modern basins that sit up on the bench, any water they might touch with their fingers, runs right down their arms and onto (or under) their clothing - even when they are using a step stool. They don't want to repeat the hand washing experience - at least not without a lot of assistance. I am keen to see bathrooms thoughtfully designed for families with young children (from toilet training stage upward) as I reckon the more fashionable offerings are, at best, difficult for kids and actually create more work for parents and grandparents. I wonder if others find their children are disengaged from the fun of learning how to wash their own hands and discouraged from having toys in the tub due to all the effort that is needed to 'clean up' after cleaning up?

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