I don’t think I have talked about bathrooms yet.
The first records for the use of baths date back as far as 3000 B.C. At this time water had a strong religious value, being seen as a purifying element for both body and soul, and so it was not uncommon for people to be required to cleanse themselves before entering a sacred area. Baths are recorded as part of a village or town life throughout this period, with a split between steam baths in Europe and America and cold baths in Asia. Communal baths were erected in a distinctly separate area to the living quarters of the village. (wikipedia)
Powder room:A powder room also called “1/2 bath” or “guest bath” usually refers to a room with a toilet and a sink and commonly used by guests[where?].
Shower room:A shower room or shower-room is a room that contains a shower cubicle (or shower stall), but no bathtub. In the United States, this would be called a 3/4 bathroom.
Ensuite: An ensuite bathroom or ensuite shower room (also en suite, ensuite and other variations) is a bathroom or shower room attached to and only accessible from a bedroom.
Family bathroom: A family bathroom, in British estate agent terminology, is a full bathroom in a house.
Jack and Jill bathroom: A Jack and Jill bathroom is a bathroom with two doors, accessible from two bedrooms. or sometimes three doors the third one leading into the hallway.
Wetroom: A wetroom is a waterproof room usually equipped with a shower. It is designed to eliminate moisture damage that is caused to a home and is also compatible with the heating systems beneath the floor.
I didn’t know there is so many different variations.
Our house has two bathrooms, one in the hallway, a smaller one, and one off the Master bedroom.
There are three females in the house.
So guess what happened with the bathroom situation? The bigger bathroom was taken over by the girls in the house. Hubby got quietly, or not so quietly, moved out into the smaller bathroom.
I tried several times to rearrange this whole situation, but it never stayed long.
The other thing is, hubby has to get up at 2:30 am and takes a shower, gets ready for work. I am a very light sleeper and he would wake me up with all the noise, constantly walking in and out and have water running.
I was never a person to need a lot of bathroom space. Give me room for my toothbrush, my hair brush, a place to hang my towel and I am a happy camper.
But those girls…. totally different story.
Well their hair stuff already clutters up a lot of room. But to keep those tight curls in check, it’s stuff that’s needed.
So I guess, we will be stuck with this bathroom situation for a little longer.
When we moved in this house we painted the main bathroom in a terracotta color and the trims a darker blue. I like it. But after nearly 10 years I think we need to touch up or think about a different color. It is chipping in a few places.
The small bathroom got a beach theme, with seashells glued to the medicine cabinet, light blue walls.
How does your bathroom look like?
So I went to see what fun things I could pep my bathroom up with in the future.
First some finds from Zibbet
and here are some examples how you can vamp up your bathroom from Etsy: