London - There are those who remember when going to the toilet meant a trip to the outhouse at the bottom of the garden.
But homes now come with more bathrooms than ever – and it’s apparently down to the quest for "rare solace".
Andy Ramus, an architect from Winchester, said the norm for his projects is five bathrooms in a four-bedroom home and everyday stress could be to blame.
He told the Sunday Times: "It may be a moment when mobile devices are put down and that rare solace can be found. And in this Instagram age people are spending longer on their appearance; this will happen in the privacy of a personal bathroom."