Uh, pardon us… Published on May 12, 2017

Can we talk? About bathrooms? Let’s face it, Americans are not entirely comfortable with the subject or they wouldn’t use the term “bathroom” for a room with no bath or shower – or the terms, “restroom” or “powder room,” when resting or powdering is not necessarily the point.

On the other hand, in recent decades people are putting more thought into the ideal – er – bathroom for their new home. This has been true of our clients, and the results are delightful. In fact we’ve proudly added more photos to our gallery of timber frame bathrooms. They range in style from rustic to elegant simplicity. We’ll show you ours if you’ll show us yours.

So we urge anyone building a house to give careful thought to those indispensable little rooms of which you might want several. And don’t let our culture’s curiously Puritanical reluctance to speak about them in plain terms deter you from planning just the right space for your needs. Certainly don’t be reticent. As this poem reminds us,

No matter what we are and who,
Some duties everyone must do:

A poet puts aside his wreath
To wash his face and brush his teeth,

And even Earls
Must comb their curls,

And even Kings
Have underthings.

 – “Routine,” by Arthur Guiterman

 

 


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