The "Powder Room"

The term 'powder room' dates back to the early 18th century, and was considered a closet-sized room where woman would go to have their wigs re powdered. The expression carried through to Victorian times, as a polite term to excuse ones self in the need of bodily function relief.  Coining the phrase i'm going to “powder my nose."

 

These days in the home, a powder room otherwise known as a guest bathroom is generally a small bathroom containing only a sink and toilet. Typically these bathrooms are very small, do not have a window and almost always are located on the first floor, often found tucked underneath a stairway. This placement allows guests to use the facilities without having to trespass into the homeowner’s private space.

 

If you have ever travelled Europe you will often find restaurants adorn their guest rooms /bathrooms/restrooms/WC’- wash closets in such lavish manner you feel a sense of royalty whilst going about your matter. On a recent trip to Czech Republic I found myself on a pub/restaurant bathroom photo mission capThese gorgeous little basement bathroom get ups seriously pack some baroque punch.

 

But first, "Let me take a selfie"

Prague, Czech Republic  

Prague, Czech Republic

 

Image top left – Lemon & Grapefruit ‘trough lollies’ a bit hit in the men’s room. Apparently ;) 

Image top left – Lemon & Grapefruit ‘trough lollies’ a bit hit in the men’s room. Apparently ;)