Bathrooms are wonderful. For me, there is hardly anything more relaxing than giving me a warm shower or an extended bath after a long day. Nowadays, body care in a pleasant atmosphere is a matter of course for us, but that was not always the case.
From A Shared Bathroom To Luxury For Everyone
At the beginning of the 20th century, a barren wet room in the staircase was used for personal hygiene, which was available to several residential parties. Only those who had a little more money could afford the expensive entrance to a public bathroom from time to time.
In 1906 the Hotel Ritz in London finally opened with a special novelty: it offered its guests their own bathroom - at least for those who could afford a suite. Since I was in London at that time, I stopped by immediately and was really overwhelmed by so much luxury.
Hard to believe, but even at the beginning of the 20th century, only 3.8 per cent of all apartments in large cities had their own bathroom. With the expansion of the basic supply network in the big cities, water finally reached people directly in their homes. This established the so-called "Frankfurt bathroom", a separate area in the kitchen or bedroom for the care of the body.
From 1930 onwards, the bathrooms finally started to climb, as hygiene and physical culture became more and more important. Walls were painted or tiled in colour and lacquered metal furniture was introduced. Decoration and design elements in the colours orange, pink and violet created a completely new bathroom atmosphere in the 70s and 80s. Carpets, plants and pictures also led to a completely new feeling of living. The development of the bathroom into a private wellness area was now unstoppable.
Tips and tricks for your own wellness area
In the past, people were content with what was most necessary for body care, but in recent years the wishes for the dream bathroom have taken on new luxury dimensions. In addition to functional elements such as towel racks, mirrors and soap dispensers, individual decorations are just as important today as they have ever been.
The following applies to bathroom textiles: the fluffier the better. They can also be colourful and unusual. Shower towels, towels and bath mats in cotton terry not only feel soft on the skin, but they are also real moisture magnets and dry the body in a matter of seconds.
The bathroom's storage space hero is the mirror cabinet. It is available in all conceivable sizes and models - so it fulfils our individual storage space wishes and ensures order in paradise. For particularly small bathrooms I have another tip: Do you know these narrow, high CD shelves? They fit into even the smallest corner and offer a lot of space for your treasures.
With that in mind,
Always stay nice and clean!