What makes a bathroom somewhere you want to linger? If a stand-alone bath is possible, then that opens up some pretty dreamy possibilities. A walk-in shower too? Even better. So much of home-owning comes down to what will add value, but for me that comes secondary to the pleasure I get from our home whilst it’s ours. Whilst we need to be sensible and not frivolous, I believe a degree of indulgence is perfectly ok (and thankfully Mike agrees!).

When dreaming up our new bathroom scheme, I imagine both modern and classic, colour and sophisticated neutrals. I sway between two trying to strike a balance. Perhaps a pop of colour on a feature wall, something that draws you in and encourages relaxation. Lighting is very important; it must be adjustable and in all the right places. A towel rail and storage are both very handy. Thank goodness for Pinterest!