Furnishings of Bathroom and Toilet

What furniture and fittings would you have found in the bathroom and toilet of Victorian and Edwardian houses?

From the 1880s there would be an enamelled bathtub in middle and upper-class homes. Wash-stands were still used in Edwardian times, but wash-basins were beginning to be more common.

Both the indoor and outside toilet were small in most houses and had no room for anything except perhaps a small picture on a wall.

Sanitary fittings are covered in more detail in Design by Element.

The floor would be covered with a floor cloth or later linoleum.