This really doesn't have anything to do with the LBH, at least not directly. I am tired, however, from all of these renovations.
If I had been building the house in the late 1800s, perhaps a well-intentioned advert such as this one may have caught my eye?
I stumbled upon the image in the British Museum's free online gallery at Flickr, which is a delightful treasure trove...
Just say no to depressed vitality!