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03-16-17, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Bathrooms

Just curious - how many here grew up with only one bathroom in the house. I grew up in a 1840 farmhouse that had only one although there was a two holer out by the tractor shed for emergencies. My wife grew up with just one in a house with 7 people.

Now we have 2 3/4 baths, one of which seldom gets used, my daughter's house has 3 1/2 baths and my son's 4. It seems like most new houses are all built with a bath per bedroom. I'm not saying that one bathroom is enough but are houses being overbuilt when it comes to baths?

 
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03-16-17, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)  
We moved around a lot, and all my houses had only one bathroom. My current house has one and a half. Honestly, don't think I'd really like cleaning so many!


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03-16-17, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)  
The one where I grew up was a full bath......but you could sit on the toilet, wash your feet in the tub and wash your hands in the sink without moving.

 
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03-16-17, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)  
My first house that I bought was a one bath place, but it was just me. Born into a 2 1/2 bath place and when I was in 5th grade moved into a 10 bedroom 4 1/2 bath mansion. Was part of an old estate. I shared my bathroom with my sister. Current house is 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath. More than we need and definitely more that we want to clean.

 
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03-16-17, 06:02 PM   #5 (permalink)  
Well Larry, all my bathrooms were like that, including the one I have now, lol! Old Philly rowhomes and twins, you know!


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03-17-17, 04:42 AM   #6 (permalink)  
Most every where I've lived had one and a half baths ... although the place I had in fla stretched that fact a little - if you sat on the pot in the half bath your knees were under the wall hanger sink

Where I lived now we only had 1 bath to start with but I added a half bath

While I've never lived with an outhouse, I've had numerous family/friends that did. I've considered putting one behind my barn so I won't get fussed at for tracking in dirt when I need to go If only slate rock wasn't so hard to dig


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03-17-17, 04:53 AM   #7 (permalink)  
Back 50 70 years ago a family of five shared one bathroom with no problems. Now days 3 bathrooms and three people and still not enough bathrooms to satisfy everybody.

 
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03-17-17, 05:55 AM   #8 (permalink)  
... and back then a 1200 sq ft, 3 bed rm house was a good size house, nobody felt crowded either. You wouldn't believe how many 3000 sq ft + homes I've painted that only had 2-3 occupants.


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03-17-17, 06:02 AM   #9 (permalink)  
Ironically, the house that my wife and I live in is almost identical to one that I designed in an architectural class many years ago. I'm sure that I must have mentioned it to her at the time, because it was so obvious to me, but at some point over the years I dug through my stuff, pulled out my old drawings, and showed her. She stared at them for a bit, and said that it sure enough seemed to be the same, except on the bedroom end, where the master bathroom was missing on the drawings. I told her then that I never imagined owning a home with more than one bathroom.

 
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