An average bathroom A typical bathroom (sometimes referred to as a lavatory, washroom or toilet) is usually where we go for personal hygiene activities like bathing, washing their hands, brushing their teeth, or take a quick shower. The bathroom can also include a vanity unit, often called a vanity cabinet, sink, hair basin or “shower basin,” potty, urinal, and sometimes a “caddy” for feminine toiletries. Most bathrooms are fitted with a door or two – typically two doors in most cases – which allow at least one person to enter the room without using a door. Sometimes however, additional doorways may be incorporated into the bathroom design to allow more than one person to enter the room.
A full bathroom is the one which combines the basic features of a bathroom, with the addition of a sink or lavatory. A full bath is often more than one sink and/or lavatory, so that you can wash your hands in one place, dry your hair in another and do other things in one place. In the US, half baths are bathrooms, but in some countries they are sometimes referred to as powder rooms or simply bathroom sinks. Half baths are very common in children’s bathrooms (as little as half a sink), particularly if there is a small sitting area in the bathroom and the child does most of the “dirty work” in the bathroom sink.
In the UK, the term “towel room” is often used to refer to a smaller bathroom designed to have only a toilet and sink. Often these are in smaller rooms that have no attached kitchen. Some of these are housed within apartments or flats. Many of them have a small tiled or ceramic splashback on the front of the bathroom door for the purpose of allowing the water to drain into the basin.
There are some common design features that all toilets and showers share. This is a door and / or a seat into which you can stand when using the restroom. This is also called a bidet. The toilet seat will generally recline back slightly when not in use. In older toilets, this may be done by being controlled by a wand attached to a seat, while in newer designs it is usually done by pushing buttons on a remote control.
The word “el” is Spanish for bucket and the word “ba” means bath. So the modern day el ba bucket is typically a bucket with an attached tap for the purpose of taking hot water and making the surrounding areas warmer. Modern day el ba toilets are normally round or elliptical in shape, and the restroom counter is typically located near the center of the bathroom floor, sometimes featuring a separate showering area.
It’s not necessary to have a separate showering area when using a toilet and when there is no bath available. Modern day fixtures include a hand held shower attachment that you simply push into the wall of your bathroom and will then fill the bathtub. Hand held showers have a button or a lever on the side that you can push to start the water flow. If you have a small bathroom, you can opt for a small shower cubicle attached to the wall as well. A quick tip when looking at the layout of a small bathroom: the shower fixture needs to fit flush with the top rim of the tub, otherwise the water from the shower will splash onto the floor and is a potential fire hazard.