Friday, July 27, 2012

IMHO







10 comments:

Felicity said...

My grandparents' house had a bathroom off the kitchen - you had to traipse through the house at night just to use it...

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I think that generation lacked the vision for indoor plumbing! Very minimalistic... *sigh*

Q said...

Oh . . . you're going to have to take a photo like the black and white one when it's you, your sons, three daughters-in-law, and grandchildren!!!

Sorry about the bathroom placement! :)

Wilma said...

I guess that I am from that generation (I'm 70), but one of the reasons it is off the kitchen is that it's near the plumbing already in existence. I didn't live in a house with a bathroom until was a senior in high school. I was so glad to have a bathroom that I didn't care where it was. This one was in a new house that my father built and in a ranch style typical of the 1950's. My mother helped him in the evenings after he got off work and my job, as the eldest of 5 was to babysit the younger ones.

I didn't realize your house was that old.

sara said...

We had one of those in the house we just sold. It was only about 80 years old. :)

Choate Family said...

How 'bout those creaky floors? I'm loving having to tiptoe around early in the mornings :-) Character, old house just have lots of character!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Yah, it's pretty typical in older houses - keeping the plumbing together, so to speak. When we bought the house there were two bedrooms upstairs, but no bathroom, no heat (!), and only one electrical outlet (maybe two?) per bedroom.

Before my grandpa died - and he wanted us to buy the house - he told me he had it figured out. We could carve out space from a corner between the two bedrooms and there would be just enough room to put in a toilet. No tub, no shower, no sink, but a toilet. And that would be FABULOUS.

That's what I mean about "lacking a vision". He'd probably be thrilled with what we've done, once he got over the shock!

Ruby said...

110 years young. I love the look of your house! Those old pictures are precious! We live in what is called a Queenslander style, originally four rooms in the middle and veranda right around (About 90 years old we're told and in terrible disrepair). When they brought toilets inside and closed in the veranda to accommodate them they mostly ended up at the opposite end to the kitchen with dining room in between. Now that is.....inappropriate :-(

dlefler said...

I don't think I will ever complain about my 1970's bathroom and kitchen again! The vintage aspect is very, very cool... but an old bathroom is no fun at all.

Anonymous said...

My house was built in 1903 and guess what? I have a bathroom off the kitchen!!!! I share your pain :-) Since it's MY bathroom (off the Master bedroom), I've blocked the door into the kitchen so I can pretend it doesn't come "off the kitchen" :-)
But, I LOVE my old house!!!
~ Tricia