The Rise of the Luxurious Suburban Master Bathroom
How a utilitarian room turned into a pleasure palace.
Bathrooms haven’t changed much since indoor plumbing became a standard feature in newly built homes at the turn of the 20th century. This, coupled with changing societal expectations regarding the frequency of bathing and new technology such as the flush toilet, swiftly ushered in the era of the modern bathroom.
The story of the master bathroom was long in the making. A space we now deem a necessity is only around 36 years old. It’s one of many examples of how a cocktail of social, technological, and economic influences combine to create new standards of living, and change the face of not only architecture, but how we live.
My comment: Fascinating, with lots of historic bathroom photos and excellent commentary! No comment on “master” and fair housing ;>
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