Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Riddle Me This

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Why would anyone design a house and put a nice big window, overlooking the street, behind the bathroom stool? Seriously.  I'm not making this one up. It's how our bathroom is laid out. Lucky for all the passersby, we keep the blinds closed so that no one is accidentally mooned.
Don't misunderstand me, I love our house, warts and all.  But the rational for putting a window there escapes me.
Got any riddles at your place?

54 comments:

  1. It probably has to do with building codes and contractors not paying attention until the building inspector comes and says. There has to be a window in the bathroom for ventilation. Ok, we'll put one behind the commode. Great! I can sign off on an occupancy permit for you.

    The bathroom window in my parents' house was inside the bathtub.

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    1. So you have an occupancy permit? Cool!
      I can remember,back in the day, putting windows inside the bathtub was vogue. Never did understand that one.
      This window starts at the top of the tank and goes almost to the ceiling. All they would have done was cut the window in half.

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  2. Too funny! My bathroom doesn't have a window, just ventilation. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Riddles in my place..? Yes! ME! :).
    Strange thing in my home, is the upstairs
    bathroom, the entrance is directly at the
    top of the stairs, entrance just two feet
    away. I've lived here now for 40yrs, 1st April.
    On two separate occasions, early hours, two friends
    have come out the bathroom, and fallen down the stairs!
    They should have put the landing light on...
    No harm done! (shame). :(.
    HeHe! Not allowed to build houses like this anymore,
    l expect it's happened in other houses to!

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    1. HeHe! Something just crossed my mind...
      Why don't you turn the WC around, so your
      facing the window...Then you can enjoy the
      view..whilst your 'downloading'.
      As long as you don't forget to 'delete' at
      end...!!! :0).

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    2. Oh my. That may be worse than ours.

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  4. Hehe...we also have windows in our bathroom!

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  5. It's not frosted or tinted so no one can see in? Dumb! We have a small one but it overlooks our backyard.

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    1. Nope. Not tinted or frosted.
      A small one overlooking the backyard wouldn't be bad.

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  6. Yeah, dumb indeed. Where we are now there is a toilet with stairs. So if you try to stand to pee, you either hit your head on the ceiling, duck, stand a few steps down and hope you don't miss or climb the stairs and squat lol

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  7. I changed mine to a high one across the top of my wall, no curtain required. Living in the coutry one doesn't have to worry so much with privacy, I rarely shut my drapes

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    1. That would be perfect. It must have made too much sense:)

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  8. I don't have any drapes at the farm. Perhaps there were no other houses when built.

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    1. Good thought but it's in a subdivision:)

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  9. Hahahaaaaa. Yes, I understand. I believe in a window in the loo but my best friend has a window that is right in front of the toilet and it is low so if the blinds are open you can wave to people....very disconcerting

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  10. My friend's house has the exact same layout in the bathroom. I HATE using their bathroom. My best guess is that it was sort of accidental--the house itself did not have plumbing when it was originally built.

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    1. The builders have an out then.
      This house isn't that old.....

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  11. Not one that could top the one that you have, Sandy! It is a beautiful window~

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    2. Grin.

      Our window isn't quite that nice but just about as visible without blinds. sigh.

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  12. My parents bathroom, at the back of the house but on ground level, used to be 2 feet into the neighbour's garden, where the neighbours kept their shed. So they would potentially be right outside our window while we were showering etc.

    Just last year, my parents bought that 2 square foot area from them, so now the neighbours are no where near the bathroom!

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  13. Hi Sandra, we seem to have light switches in the strangest places. My husband is an electrician and can't understand why they put them where they did. It took me a couple months when we first moved in to figure out which was which.

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  14. the houses where I live are quite "fanciful" as well. we have kitchen window, grass lot, bathroom window; so if my kitchen window is open and the neighbors bathroom one is; I can honestly say, yes, what I just cooked does indeed smell like $#!t. the only ones who don't suffer the "dilemma" are those at the ends of the street... I'm not making this up....... the cats could have designed the lay out better ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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    1. Shaking head. It's just unbelievable isn't it?

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  15. Have never lived anywhere where there's a window inside the bathroom. That sounds like such a bizarre place for one, for sure!

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  16. The original bathroom in my 1940-built house has a window in the shower. It's supposed to open, but it refuses, which is fine. Fortunately, it has frosted glass so no one is on view in the shower. The previous owners added a master bath and put a window in it that cannot be opened. I don't understand the addition of the window. I keep the blinds closed all the time because I prefer not to put myself on display.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. On our farm, we had an outhouse with a door, without any hook. So you could sit over a hole and wave at your brothers.

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  18. Well it's certainly unusual.
    I've had bathroom windows on the side of houses, but they were always frosted ...

    All the best Jan

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  19. That is a pretty neat window, and it sure does suck that it's in such a strange place, but it's a good topic to bring up to start a conversation, right? (lol) Hugs...

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  20. Definitely a conversation starter:)

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  21. My inlaws have a similar situation in the spare bathroom

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  22. I am guessing it is a two storey house, otherwise a bathroom at the front of a single storey would be odd, and street facing window even odder.

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    1. No. It's a one level. Seriously odd.

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  23. Is that the sunny or shady side of the house where the bathroom is?
    Be an eye full if you did leave the blinds up :)

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    1. It's close enough to the road that it sure would be.

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  24. We have a HUGE window in our master bathroom and it creeps me out. It overlooks our back yard and the closest house is a ways away, but I still get the creepy feeling sometimes that someone might be watching through binoculars. Not that anyone would try all that hard to see me!

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    1. Why in the world didn't they install one way, tinted or frosted glass. It just doesn't make any sense.

      I beg to differ. You are such a little cutie.

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  25. Well, at least you have good light for reading!

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    1. Ha. I'm afraid I'd get carted off for indecent exposure if I used that light for reading:)

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  26. I have a window like that Sandra in the bathroom.
    Yes March already. only 9 months til Christmas.

    Yvonne.

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  27. LOL! Too funny! Actually my mom's bathroom window, is in the same place, but you can't see through the glass and it looks out to our backyard, big difference!

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