Just to reiterate the scenario - we have two bedrooms in our basement that we use for air. Until now we’ve had a toilet, literally, in a closet, under the stairs. There is a sink in the kitchen area. The shower is upstairs in our personal space. Crazy, right? But so far it has worked, and our guests from Asia and Europe hardly blink an eye.
Now!! We have started construction on a full bathroom. However, the space is still tiny, so the best we could do is a small wall sink and storage just outside the bathroom.
But this morning, my guest - who happens to be a civil engineer who designs interiors : was reviewing my plans for me, and we realized that we could put a sink and cabinet just outside the bathroom. Bonus is that would be right by a large window from which you can see trees and sky.
Pros: 1. More privacy, ease of use, since one of the group can use the toilet and shower while one person uses the sink (I only have 1 group at a time and the space is mostly private), 2. more open space in the bathroom (I’m telling you, it’s tiny) 3. Makes use of that large window and nice view and 4. we can use a larger sink.
Cons: It’s not all contained. It’s not as private. However, we would rarely walk in that area, and it’s set far off from where we would walk (to access our second fridge).
However, I think most Europeans/Asians aren’t going to even think twice about it. I don’t really get a lot of Americans (and the Americans I do get have ALL been born elsewhere).
Thoughts? Would love to hear from you!