I learned many years ago that the secret of a happy marriage is separate bathrooms. One with a door. My mother’s house had no door between the master bedroom and the master bath – just a wide opening. Or toxic fumes, after all it was Philly. Subscriber I do love the wall mounted toilets- I have always wondered why they were expected in the building types I worked on, but at home, I am down on my knees cleaning a maze of porcelain bulges and the joint around the floor. And best of all, you make me laugh – in a good way. I did know a couple who build a log house in the mountains and purposely had a half wall between their master bedroom and master bath. I think this one works because of the opaque glass doors, the drapes. To me, they no longer feel like a home, but a commercial space. And no one has mentioned the noise and the environment of odors that is created in any bathroom…..great post!ReplyCancel. Or else she needs someone like my wasband who spent countless hours belching and farting throughout the day. Here’s a towel.” haha. I must say, it looks lovely. Finally, I am thrilled to hear that you agree with me; I hate those tile borders in showers, kitchens, etc. Before our trip, we were warned about it. Ha.) Fine if you live in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) New York. ReplyCancel, Yes! Vanities with legs are great, but what would be even better is if there is a kick plate, a few inches back so that stuff that fell in on the sides doesn’t accumulate underneath the vanity. I tell them as I have on this blog that a room is a composition and that not everyone can be the star of the show! The Bed & Bath category is used to describe privacy door hardware. Can you recommend some type of door that would work? michiReplyCancel. 4. I posted my husband at one opening but I kept my eye on the other.. . BambiReplyCancel, So entertaining and disturbing at the same time! Who remembers the Leave It To Beaver Coffee Cup Episode? Account active Which still has the original builders’ carpet… can’t wait to hear what you have to say about flooring! This is most egregious speculation remodel I have ever seen. That’s perfectly understandable. Everytime I see these “open concept” bed-and-bath-and-potty rooms, my mind boggles, and I say something profound like “Gawd!” Far better a small nest of a bedroom and a tiny but efficient bathroom. I don’t think soooooooo! That’s ridiculous. They range from a simple bedroom with the bed and wardrobes both contained in one room (see the bedroom size page for layouts like this) to more elaborate master suites with bedroom, walk in closet or dressing room, master bathroom and maybe some extra space for seating (or maybe an office). As a designer can you imagine working with these clients in the ‘discovery’ phase of their program? It was a very talked about subject while I was on that cruise lol.ReplyCancel, Yes, shot on the gangplank, is right! I’ll have to avoid getting any wood floors put in. Why oh why did they buy a historic gem, only to render it soulless? "If the format is for you, then you'll really like this, and if it's not for you, you won't.". Yes..while house hunting we encountered two houses like that..everything is nice, cool, recently remodeled, but then it’s no door between the bedroom and the bathroom AND no door between the toilet and the rest of the bathroom. Yes! It feels very elegant and romantic, but why on earth the toilet in the room? While bathrooms with less privacy may be a growing interior design trend, it's understandable for the average prospective tenant or homeowner to be less than thrilled to find a shower or toilet area surrounded by nothing but a tiny half-wall. Write on, Miss Laurel! Layouts of master bedroom floor plans are very varied. haha! They are even doing this is some ordinary tract homes. I can always count on you to debunk the crazy trends that mysteriously appear now and then. That’s crazy time. I don’t want to live in one big room. (Unless it is in a glass on the bedside table! I am a retired architect (no residential experience) and I love glass and modern style, but this is silly and disgusting. That is not why we are no longer together.) ReplyCancel, Laurel, the “coffee cup” looks like a Japanese soaking tub – there’s probably (should be) a shower in the room, to be used first. There are secrets and then there are SECRETS, if you get my drift… the devastating kind. Between my husband, 20 year old son, and myself, we have not taken a sit down bath in years. Thanks « Egads! Have you heard from them? (please make note of the door to the bathroom. ReplyCancel, One thing I just don’t get with the fad for open plan bedrooms / bathrooms. I liked both houses by the way, they had many redeeming qualities. Thanks for this post.ReplyCancel, Thanks for stopping by. Same here. Hannibal Lechter. Love this post, those bizarre bathroom/bedrooms are a hoot!ReplyCancel, Here, here to privacy and one’s very own bathroom!ReplyCancel. I’m not really a fan of these enormous mansions that people are building either, even if they have the means. !ReplyCancel, Sounds like you need some professional advice. I know tile is an easy choice but our bedroom/bath is above the garage so the floor is very cold in winter and not at all level. This will definitely seem odd to some people, but there are those who simply do not like doors. They ended up extending the wall so they could put a door in. We have a teeny bathroom in our upstairs rowhome and the people before us took out what I am sure was a very quaint sink and installed a brown laminate particle board monster. How to fix the problem The obvious solution is to simply keep bedroom doors open all or most of the time (at least when your air conditioner or heater is running). ), PS I love the idea of putting a storage niche between studs. There’s an open-house tomorrow. The WC is tucked behind a wall. Well done!ReplyCancel, Oh, glad they loaded for you Peg. In addition, open-concept designs were named one of the biggest bathroom trends of 2019 in an article from ELLE Decor. Rarely and really, can we at least have a separate WC? Great colors and at least they put in a sliding garage door. Barfing, crapping with lots of people encouraging you to do so! I wonder, how did the owner like this in the first place. Never in a million years would I bathe out in the open, and the WC is just that – a water CLOSET. But now I can embrace my ambiness. The comment above – form follows function – is SO true. But. 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