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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 9/21/15

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Why would anyone with a brain separate the toilet and where you clean yourself? First it's a waste of space, having to add AN ADDITIONAL ROOM. Unless you combine the toilet and laundry room? Idk.

But from a common sense perspective--you NEED to clean yourself after using the toilet, you know like wash your hands. In some cultures other than the West, people actually wash their butts after doing #2, at the toilet.

I just can't understand why you'd create an extra room for the toilet. So what happens after you're done? You walk over to the bathroom to wash your hands? The common sense there -_-, this is why America and Europe kinda became world powers.

Also, I know in Asia they don't call it "the bathroom" and will laugh at you if you say that. They call it the CR or comfort room or restroom. But you don't take baths in the bathroom so it's not a bathroom. (unless there's really a shower there)


....i could say why would anyone with a brain put the toilet in the same room as the shower and sink e.e

Good luck going to the toilet whilst someone is showering in your house also plus you stink up the bathroom and no one can use it just great.

I would personally see it more hygienic to have them in separate rooms and the cost for it to be in a separate room is not much at all.

of course you goto the bathroom afterwards to wash your hands with soap...common sense please.
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Whether you have a toilet in the same room as the bath or not, I think a better question is: Why would you want to name a room after a porcelain seat that you poop into? That has a lot more negative connotations come to mind than saying 'bathroom.'
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lambofgenesis wrote:

Why would anyone with a brain separate the toilet and where you clean yourself? First it's a waste of space, having to add AN ADDITIONAL ROOM. Unless you combine the toilet and laundry room? Idk.

But from a common sense perspective--you NEED to clean yourself after using the toilet, you know like wash your hands. In some cultures other than the West, people actually wash their butts after doing #2, at the toilet.

I just can't understand why you'd create an extra room for the toilet. So what happens after you're done? You walk over to the bathroom to wash your hands? The common sense there -_-, this is why America and Europe kinda became world powers.

Also, I know in Asia they don't call it "the bathroom" and will laugh at you if you say that. They call it the CR or comfort room or restroom. But you don't take baths in the bathroom so it's not a bathroom. (unless there's really a shower there)



Tourist and business hotels with private bathrooms feature a familiar shower and tub combination. The tubs are deeper than those in America to facilitate soaking after showering. In traditional inns or ryokan, shower rooms are separated by gender. You sit on a low stools in front of a shower wand and faucets.



The other source of waste and inefficiency is the shower. They are designed so badly; the shower heads aim down, when really, like a bidet, they should probably aim up. The water runs constantly, even when you are applying soap or shampoo. You are usually standing in a slippery dangerous tub or in a tiny stall where you cannot move out of the water stream. People who care about water waste, either for cost or environmental reasons, take short showers or have miserable low flow shower heads.



When thinking about the bathroom of the future, we should look more closely at the Japanese bathrooms of the past. They kept their water supply and their waste management far apart, and rarely had epidemics of typhoid or cholera. They would never think of putting the toilet in the same room as the tub. Instead of treating bathing as a chore, they turned it into a truly enjoyable ritual.


This is why they should be separate really.
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damonthegreat wrote:

i got asked this the other day by a Aussie, its because in most American homes there in the same room, and the rest of the world is being Americanized


I resent that remark. It has been a common term in Britain for decades and you are being Anglicised!
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I would personally see it more hygienic to have them in separate rooms and the cost for it to be in a separate room is not much at all.


Says the person from the country where many people have large gardens or pools in their back yard. Those of us in more densley populated locations don't have the luxury of building larger houses solely to accomodate placing a toilet in a separate room (unless you are suggesting we go back to the Victorian idea of having "outhouses" in the back yard).
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MidoriNoTora wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:
I would personally see it more hygienic to have them in separate rooms and the cost for it to be in a separate room is not much at all.


Says the person from the country where many people have large gardens or pools in their back yard. Those of us in more densley populated locations don't have the luxury of building larger houses solely to accomodate placing a toilet in a separate room (unless you are suggesting we go back to the Victorian idea of having "outhouses" in the back yard).


I don't have a large garden or pool in our back yard.

even with a dense small house/apartement you can still easily have two rooms
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Joke's on you, I shit in the shower and bathe in the toilet.

https://youtu.be/uYIe9o2jMSE

Aussies trying to wash boots in the shitter.

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Idk how the rest of the world is, but every bathroom in my house has the shower/bath and toilet in the same room. The only exception is the master bedroom's area, it has a shower and bath separated, and this closet like room that only includes the toilet. But that bathroom is literally 2 rooms big.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

I don't have a large garden or pool in our back yard.

even with a dense small house/apartement you can still easily have two rooms


But not at a small cost. Adding an extra room to a property just for a toilet will add thousands of pounds to the cost of a house in the UK if it an extension to the property or cut thousands of pounds off the selling price if existing living space is allocated instead.

You may live in a small house/apartment but I've visited Queensland and seen the different sizes of properties available. I very much doubt that what you call a "small" apartment or house comes anywhere near a "small" property over here (not to mention a "small" apartment in Hong Kong or Tokyo).

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If I took your suggestion for my house, it would mean losing my spare bedroom. Technically I could turn it into a toilet room and broom cupboard but there is no way a toilet and bed could fit in the space together. That would make my house a 1 bedroom property, which sells for £10k to £20k less than 2 bedroom properties in this area. Certainly not a small cost from my perspective.
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I live in the USA and I have been to many places in Canada . . . they all have the toilet in close proximity to the tub; in the bathroom....

As a man who has gotten fearsomely ill and drunk and has endured numerous cases of projectile vomiting, being able to "hurl" into the tub while sitting on the toilet is a very good thing.

or visa-versa as needed.....

sometimes you just can't hang onto the bucket...

I will not even get started with bidets..
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Well, idk where you are but here in the U.S its just a regular thing, and i've been to other countries like Canada, Southern Asian countries etc to see they follow the same trend with having a toilet,sink,and bathtub/shower in the "restroom", "bathroom or "washroom"
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Well, all my crap is right next to each other... To me it seems that the smaller homes have the sink, toilet, and shower/bathtub right next to each other and if you want it clean then clean. I know that as people get older one of the main features they look for in a home is double sinks and the toilet being away from the sink area and bathtub... the next would be bigger kitchens.
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MidoriNoTora wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

I don't have a large garden or pool in our back yard.

even with a dense small house/apartement you can still easily have two rooms


But not at a small cost. Adding an extra room to a property just for a toilet will add thousands of pounds to the cost of a house in the UK if it an extension to the property or cut thousands of pounds off the selling price if existing living space is allocated instead.

You may live in a small house/apartment but I've visited Queensland and seen the different sizes of properties available. I very much doubt that what you call a "small" apartment or house comes anywhere near a "small" property over here (not to mention a "small" apartment in Hong Kong or Tokyo).

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If I took your suggestion for my house, it would mean losing my spare bedroom. Technically I could turn it into a toilet room and broom cupboard but there is no way a toilet and bed could fit in the space together. That would make my house a 1 bedroom property, which sells for £10k to £20k less than 2 bedroom properties in this area. Certainly not a small cost from my perspective.


well if your short on money of course its more effecient to put the toilet in the same room.

A small apartement where i live in Queensland would be a place for a small bed and a toilet and a bathroom and that is all.

Toilet rooms are super small atleast where i am they are i assumed it was cheaper my bad.

Its more hygenic but of course not everyone has that luxury.

But i'm kind of poor but i refuse to goto the bathroom if there is a toilet in there also just creeps me out i would rather go outside and used a public toilet instead...
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Posted 9/22/15
Most of the houses I have lived in have had them seperated. There are some people who have them mixed though.
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People make fun of me when I call it the "restroom", they see it as snobby for some reason.
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