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The Open Idea Toilet – Holy Crap Is Proper!



Hello everybody, what a beautiful day, once more in Boston. I simply acquired again from an occasion on the Otis Home for a celebration of the primary day of summer time. Bear in mind this tour I acquired to go on a number of months in the past?


Otis House Boston - Wendy Oleksiak Summer party

Above, with darling Wendy Oleksiak in entrance of The Otis Home for a summer time night on the Terrace. This was via the Beacon Hill Civic Affiliation, in collaboration with Historic New England. There was pleasant foods and drinks, and I met many new folks, and chatted additionally with some I already know.


Everybody concurs how fortunate we’re to reside in Boston.


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So, at the moment, a considerably light-hearted take a look at one thing I’ve seen a number of instances.


It’s the open idea rest room.

And, I don’t imply only a sink, a bath, or perhaps a bathe. I imply, a LOO full with crapper. And sure, open idea as in out within the open.

No door

No separation

And, after all, zero privateness.

Subsequently, holy crap sounds about proper!

This makes our open idea one-bedroom condo rework catastrophe look roughly okay.


bathroom renovation mistake


Okay, I’ll ease you into our open idea bogs slowly. The reason being that they run the gamut from quirky and charming to downright disgusting.


It’s a bit of like moving into an ice bathtub.



The primary grouping are open idea bogs within a bed room.



And, typically, a half of the mattress.

There are just a few issues I favor to do in non-public. Ya know? Plus, I don’t get the design of the house.



A bath headboard?

“Oh, honey. Sorry. Did I wake you?”



It seems these of us who put up mega-expensive frameless glass (and unsafe, on this case, since you may’t see it) partitions additionally don’t wish to put up window coverings. And, you may see that there are close by neighbors. Possibly they’re exhibitionists. That have to be it.



Ummm… Certain, they wish to let gentle in. There are different methods to try this. You may have an inside window with a shade to drag down. You may see some lovely inside home windows on this publish.


great water closet idea - transom over the door
Or, you would put a transom window over the water closet. I really like this concept! I want I might’ve discovered a greater picture. For extra terrific transom window concepts, please go right here.



Is that the lounge within the background?



That is getting out of hand.



The one above jogs my memory of a diorama on the Museum of Pure Historical past in New York Metropolis.





I consider this tightly sealed smokey glass enclosure doubles as a hyperbaric chamber.

Or perhaps it’s the time-out bathtub.

However actually. Might we get a bit of air flow in there?


Maybe this pattern might have began in some boutique inns attempting to be totally different.

However as I all the time say:

just because you can doesn


Nonetheless, it’s not simply up to date/fashionable rest room renovations which have been invaded by the open-concept en suite lavatory.



There’s the bath footboard on blocks competing with the beautiful mantel. Why?

6.6 million bathroom in bedroom

Identical right here. And no. There isn’t a pocket door as a result of the wall isn’t thick sufficient to accommodate it. Love the French doorways. Drapes?


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Such a beautiful room, however what IS that factor?

That is reminding me of one thing.

Who remembers the Depart It To Beaver Espresso Cup Episode?


leave it to beaver coffee cup


open concept bathroom-in-bedroom

Jail stylish?



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Ahhh, now I see. The bathtub doubles as a row boat. Now it’s all making good sense.

Just a few of you may bear in mind a very previous publish the place I shared some bathtubs that jogged my memory of coffins.

Are there any conditions the place an open idea rest room works?


Effectively, typically I’ve seen some cool tubs in bedrooms, notably in previous houses.

Under are a couple of open idea bedrooms with a tub.



This one feels prefer it was all the time like this.



Nice colours, and at the least they put in a sliding storage door. ;]


There are some components that I really like right here and a few that confound me. I really like your entire bed room space apart from the bizarre closet, which appears prefer it doesn’t belong. It’s additionally butting up in opposition to the material, which is a no-no.

If that they had truly put up a wall or left it because it was (parallel with the window wall), they might’ve put in a closet. I discover the positioning of the bathe stall very unusual as nicely.


The block sample flooring is cool, however I believe it’s an excessive amount of to run it up the wall.


Quite a lot of these rest room points could possibly be solved with opaque glass doorways. Then, gentle might are available, and it could be architecturally beautiful, I believe.


Okay, Laurel, these open idea bogs actually aren’t so horrible.


No worries, I’m solely simply warming up.  There are lots extra open idea bogs coming our approach. And, these should not within the bed room.


Some are positioned IN the lounge.


Sure, IN the lounge and typically dwelling/eating (!) room. Due to the open idea bogs, they’re now dwelling/eating/crapping rooms.

Thanks, however I believe I’ll cross on that dinner invite.


via the Star - open concept bathroom on Bathurst Street in Toronto

Above and under is from an actual property itemizing. Sure, that is the lounge. And sure, that’s the entrance door to this condo. And, please forgive me, however might they probably have made that fire mantel any uglier?


open concept bathroom in older home
Above is a view from the entrance door. Then, under is a part of the ground plan. As well as, there may be one other closed-off rest room off of the bed room.

So, why would anybody do that?

open concept bathroom in living room floor planThere it’s; the open idea rest room in the lounge.

And, get this. This place is on BATHURST Road! You actually can’t make this sh*t up! haha.


Might this be a one-off-eccentric-outlier-type factor occurring?


Effectively, in line with my analysis, it’s not.


Toronto open concept water closet
Right here ya go. One other specimen of the open idea rest room in a front room. What bothers me essentially the most, apart from not having any partitions, is how they put up tile to maintain all of it good and sanitary?


However, Laurel, you may see {that a} disabled individual lives right here. See the bars on the bathroom?


They’re simply attempting to make it straightforward to entry.

Sure, my darlings, I see the bars, and I notice that they might want house to get out and in of the lavatory. Nonetheless, straightforward accessibility is totally doable by going via a door connected to a gap in an enclosed house. From the appears of issues, there may be sq. footage to permit for all of that


And, sure, I learn about “getting older in place.”


I’m not arguing that somebody disabled doesn’t want particular consideration and modifications. Nonetheless, what they’ve performed could be very unsuitable.

Even when the disabled individual lives alone, perhaps someday there will probably be a caregiver(s).

However, lack of privateness is the least of anybody’s issues with an open idea rest room.

Having the lavatory, and notably the bathroom, out within the open and so near the kitchen is an amazing well being hazard.


I’ve examine what occurs when one flushes a rest room beforehand. And, I simply appeared it as much as refresh my reminiscence.


It is named a rest room plume. Sure, indeedy, each time that child flushes, aerosolized no matter is floating round within the bowl will get launched into the air and might truly journey as much as FIFTEEN FEET!!!


Groovy. “Hun, are you able to make me a BLT heavy on the mayo with a schmear of Escherichia coli (E-Coli), please?”


Sorry to be so gross. I strongly really feel that a toilet must be in an enclosed house with enough air flow.


Though most of those are in Canada, Australia, or elsewhere, this open idea (hopefully not a pattern) rest room made fairly a stir proper in my “yard” within the Jamaica Plain part of Boston.


In truth, earlier than transferring to Boston, JP was the place I spent most of my time whereas visiting. It’s a improbable neighborhood crammed with a various inhabitants from not very well-off to super-wealthy. In truth, you may see a few of the lovely houses and extra on this publish from 2014 after I was staying in JP.


toilet in plain view Jamaica Plain (Boston) MA


Nonetheless, unusual doesn’t clarify why anybody would suppose this can be a good thought.


Though, as I alluded to earlier, the ultimate open idea rest room state of affairs is essentially the most confounding.


It’s the open idea rest room IN the kitchen.


I don’t imply simply an old style bathtub.

Nope, I’m speaking about an precise rest room, bathroom, commode, throne– no matter you wish to name it. It’s the place you do what you are promoting, and each time you flush, there’s a plume of no matter is in that bowl that may journey as much as 15 toes.


And, please consider me after I say that I’m sparing you the grossest ones I discovered.


Cambridge UK toilet in the kitchen
Sure, that is an unlawful state of affairs which is why it made the information.


open concept bathroom in the kitchen!Gosh, there isn’t sufficient house for the bathtub, a lot much less the potty.  I imply, to the suitable of the sink is the place I reckon they set their dishes to dry.

“Hun, would you want a salad for dinner? I simply acquired a stupendous head of Romaine. I can chop it up good and high quality, the way in which you prefer it…”


Ewww, that’s proper!


 hidden in kitchen cabinetAnd, what lunacy do now we have right here?


I’m not completed.

Sydney real estate a literal toilet in your literal kitchen

The above is from a posting on Twitter.


modern open concept bathroom in the kitchen - Sydney


Above a tiny flat in Sydney with a contemporary kitchen/open idea rest room.


toilet in kitchen


And, my final picture of the open idea rest room within the kitchen is one other view of the “throne,” just a few steps from the place meals is ready.


Okay, I believe we’ve seen sufficient. And please forgive me, however I simply must get that terrible style out of my mouth. ;]


So, let’s end off with a couple of cool, small bogs.  If house is a matter, one can put a rest room nearly wherever. Elevate your arms for those who’ve ever been in a micro powder room? We had one in our house in Evansville, IN.

Years in the past, I had shoppers who took a small entry closet and turned it right into a teensy powder room. In any other case, there wouldn’t have been any services on the primary flooring of their house. It was my consumer’s favourite factor she had performed of their new house.

J Thom water closet small bathroom

J Thom water closet in a beautiful small rest room

Small doesn’t must imply bland or missing in attraction. I really like the wainscoting on this charming, petite powder room.


via-nuevo-estilo - tiny charming water closet

via-nuevo-estilo – tiny up to date water closet


Bathroom Divider via Country Living

By way of Nation Dwelling

I additionally love this divider on this water closet.


Julie Mifsud Design - powder room under-the-stairs - hidden storageJulie Mifsud Design did a pleasant tiny powder room tucked underneath a staircase. For extra nice hidden storage concepts, please try this publish.

And, the sister publish options these glorious hidden doorways. It’s one among my favourite posts.

You might also get pleasure from this publish about intelligent storage concepts for small bogs.

Comfortable summer time!


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