Why are people so obsessed with the size of their bathrooms?

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Why is it everybody seems to want massive showers or bathrooms? they seem to be obsessed with wanting bathrooms the size of bedrooms, how long do people want to spend in them? is it a second bedroom they want to sleep in?Mr Cambs

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When I was creating the private bathroom I went to the local chain supply store (L) to look at fixtures. I saw the 32" showers and then had a vision of some of the people walking around the store having to be cris-co-ed OUT of the shower. I bought a 48 inch for that room to go with the claw-foot tub we were going to move from the original bathroom. To replace the tub in the original bathroom I chose a 60 inch shower. AFTER the reno was finished, I realized I could have made 2 bathrooms out of the original - but they would have been small - tiny is the word. Looking back on it, I have no regrets because everything is comfortable. The next owners can invest in the bathroom if they wish - one would still be down the hall and the plumbing would be horrendous. You cannot give up the storage room for linens and vac etc.

I may only have 2 for the 3 rooms - but they are BIG!

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My theory is the good hotels have huge, luxury bathrooms with separate shower and tub, sometimes two sinks, marble floor and walls. 

It's another case of not understanding that a B&B is most likely an old house, not a planned luxury hotel. 

We haven't had any out loud complaints about the bathrooms.  Some of them, I would love to upgrade, but one step at a time.

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Reminds me of the place we stayed outside Yosemite one year.   I'm 5'6, and the shower head still was only chest high in a shower stall that wasn't big enough to lean over to wash my hair.

Good times.

 

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SM101 wrote:

Reminds me of the place we stayed outside Yosemite one year.   I'm 5'6, and the shower head still was only chest high in a shower stall that wasn't big enough to lean over to wash my hair.

Good times.

 

Yosemite? 75% international Asian visitors.

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I just got back from Tuscany and personally am just amazed at how they have beautiful bathrooms in such wonderful historic buildings and have great water pressure! i don't know how they do it!

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TV shows. We have VERY small bathrooms here. With the teeny sinks that HJ mentioned. I've had guests tell me I should have warned them the shower was so small. (To which I replied, 'Would you have me ask everyone how large they are?') Other guests have asked if the shower is big enough for 2 and I've said, 'The bathroom is big enough for two, but only if you're very good friends.'

I can't help the diminutive size of the bathrooms, it's an old house that only had ONE bathroom for everyone when the bathroom was finally put in!

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I think the issue is that there are a lot of what are  called "en-suites" out there that are woefully small. Certainly in the UK there are many guest houses/B&Bs that are converted Victorian houses and to give an en-suite they cornered off part of the room and put in the smallest hand basin and shower they could get. 

Isn't it that people have got wise to this, or have greater expectations and want to make sure they are booking something fit for purpose?

 

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I believe it is mostly about hygiene, at least for me.

It is incredibly frustrating for me to take a shower and accidentally scrub a wall with my arm or rear. Preferably I won't have to touch anything in the bathroom, except the essentials.
And it doesn't mean the place is dirty, I just don't like touching things, just like I don't like walking with my bare feet on your carpets.

And then there is the factor of a person's size, which cannot be neglected (in some parts of the world).

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