|Studies have suggested that redesigning your bathroom could seriously increase the value of your home, and whether you’re interested in a complete overhaul or you just want a fun design your guests will love, exploring some of today’s hottest bathroom designs might be the update you were looking for. Before you begin thinking about what kind of bathroom you want, though, you might want to take a look at where we’ve been.|
A Short History of the Evolution of the Bathroom
As technology progressed, indoor plumbing became a requirement, and by the 1900s, all new construction homes in urban areas included nice bathrooms with a toilet, sink, and tub. It wasn’t until the late nineteen-forties, however, that almost every existing home in the United States had been retrofitted to include indoor toilets, and in many cases, these were rather simple affairs. In some situations, they were a mere toilet in a closet instead of the extensive rooms we think of today. After World War I, colored tile became fairly popular, and more bathrooms were becoming a focus of design instead of just a useful feature in a home. As more décor-based changes were made, so too were novelty elements introduced. Over time, bathrooms grew in size, and these days, most are surprised to look at the tiny size of yesterday’s bathrooms.