The House: Modern Laving

The bathroom—that place of splash and gurgle, electric razor buzz and after-shave fragrance, that small citadel of privacy where one goes to doctor oneself, make faces in the mirror, or commit suicide—is undergoing a renaissance. Even the modest homeowner wants more of them; small houses, which moved up from a single bath to a bath and a half about ten years ago, are now being built with two and 2½ bathrooms, and bigger ones at that. And the rich are asking for and getting bathrooms with pool-type tubs, wall-to-wall carpeting, mirrored ceilings,...

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