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What will be the Avocado bathroom of the future?

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Eastwickwitch Thu 21-Nov-13 14:00:07

I'm doing a whole house & am questioning my taste. I know opinions are subjective but could you help with your ideas?
So far I'm thinking

-not stone everywhere e.g. whole bathrooms full of Travertine
-not down lighters everywhere
-no feature walls I can't wallpaper anyway
Any ideas would be very welcome.

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 21-Nov-13 14:03:04

Laminate floors. <fingers on blackboard>

Parquet is forever. Laminate is common. (in every sense of the word) <snob>

Littleredsquirrel Thu 21-Nov-13 14:03:47

I don't think feature walls will be simply because they are so easy to change.

laminate flooring perhaps?

travertine or limestone bathrooms became very very popular but they are a classic look and so shouldn't date in the same way that avacado suites did.

downlighters might become less popular as people realise thats one of the reasons their electricity usage has increased.

cuddlymoomoo Thu 21-Nov-13 14:09:50

I'd rip parquet out as soon as look at it grin . . .

Hate Agas, does that count?

Decking maybe?

I think Littleredsquirrel is right in that most of the stuff we're doing now that will be considered tacky or vile is easily changed, or taken away when we move.

Moving myself soon and my bugbears are the aforementioned Agas and parquet as I know I'd be paying through the nose for them and yet will get rid of as soon as I move in, utility rooms, and garages with all sorts in them that are probably putting the equivalent price of another two rooms onto a house.

WhatWillSantaBring Thu 21-Nov-13 14:41:51

I've wondered this myself, with my downlighters, open plan hand painted shaker style kitchen with black granite worksurface.

Agas have been around long enough to be timeless, IMHO, though obv some people will never like them heathens

Bifold doors?

Greige walls?

Those stupid metro tiles?

Hi gloss kitchens (yes, they will come in and out of fashion, but will never be timeless)

Littleredsquirrel Thu 21-Nov-13 14:47:50

Bifold doors might be one since they're expensive to replace.

I think metro tiles are classic and so shouldn't date.

Black grantite probably is one I'm afraid. There is already a backlash against granite in the US

nemno Thu 21-Nov-13 14:50:02

I agree with most of the things suggested (and loved them once).

Metro tiles,

All over tiled beige bathrooms,

Mosaic/contrast strip of tiling in bathroom,



Painted shaker kitchen,

Black granite worktop Square tiles in varied shades (random or ordered).

hairymonkey Thu 21-Nov-13 14:50:07

Those shutters I reckon.

RCheshire Thu 21-Nov-13 14:53:35

Down lighters
Bi-fold doors

And to a lesser extent as easily changeable:

Feature walls
Wood burners (yes I have one and yes they are great but everything this popular goes out at some point)

RCheshire Thu 21-Nov-13 14:56:13

And these have already long gone out of fashion but are still on plenty of houses:

Upvc conservatories

SantiagoToots Thu 21-Nov-13 14:57:06

ha! Wood burners won't go out of fashion unless peak-oil gets reversed!

Decking - why on earth? Rat-traps!

LoofahVanDross Thu 21-Nov-13 14:58:32

Anything other than white has the potential to be dire in a few years.

Ifcatshadthumbs Thu 21-Nov-13 14:59:15

Rchesire beat me with UPVC conservatories. I think I would run a mile from a house that had one even now. <narrows eyes at waste of space construction stuck pointlessly to back of house>

disclaimer: it was there when we bought the house

Lagoonablue Thu 21-Nov-13 15:03:15

Kitchen diners. Everyone is obsessed with them but. I predict we will go back to separate rooms eventually just because things change......

I love Avocado bathroom suites though. I wouldn't install one now but they have a kitsch look and if you had a retro 70s house they would be great.

I love houses to be of their time as far as possible. We live in an Edwardian house and are moving to a 30s house. Both houses retain lots of original features.

bramblethecow Thu 21-Nov-13 15:09:52

Oh no, I'm having a new bathroom and just about to put metro tiles in! I think in a few years we'll see skips full of square toilets. And all things "Shaker"

lotsofcheese Thu 21-Nov-13 15:10:49

Kitchen islands, decking, wall-mounted TV's.....

Littleredsquirrel Thu 21-Nov-13 15:22:07

metrotiles are classic. they won't date.

Square tiles look very old fashioned now.

RCheshire Thu 21-Nov-13 15:25:22

Agree on wall mounted TVs, or specifically massive testosterone boosting TVs that don't have the middle of the screen at eye level but about two foot up in the air.

NoComet Thu 21-Nov-13 15:32:36

I don't get metro tiles, they shout Public Loo at me. I don't want to cook dinner in a room that reminds me of a toilet.

Mind you, I have an avocado bathroom suite (it works, why spend money changing it) and a UPVC conservatory.

ChutesTooNarrow Thu 21-Nov-13 15:34:08

I would love an avocado bath suite and was quite gutted our 70s house didn't have one.

I kind of agree about laminate but I'm still getting our entire downstairs kitted out in it next week, as I'm not coping very well with small children and carpets.

Eastwickwitch Thu 21-Nov-13 15:34:10

This is fab, thank you.

PixieBumbles Thu 21-Nov-13 15:41:00

Those washbasins that are shaped like bowls that sit on top of a counter. Especially glass ones.

PixieBumbles Thu 21-Nov-13 15:42:17

I like them but I can imagine them being considered rather dated in the future

PigletJohn Thu 21-Nov-13 15:42:59

downlighters (and celings with holes in them)

laminate flooring

Mintyy Thu 21-Nov-13 15:44:10


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