The Victorian Bathroom

April 16, 2012 / in

Back in 1861, a woman named Isabella Beeton wrote a book entitled, “Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management“. It’s an extraordinary book – a guide to running all aspects of a home in Victorian England. It’s packed with sage advice on how to entertain guests, hire household help and stretch your dollar at the market. While in today’s modern world most of us aren’t often in need of the correct way to address the King or the Prince of Wales, it is surprisingly still very relevant.

Case in point: The brief overview on the modern bathroom. Take a look at this:

What was popular back in 1861? Much of what we want today – a practical bathroom that is easy to clean, conserves energy, offers creature comforts like warmed towels, is visually pleasing and uses natural materials.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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