Bathroom

Bathroom

A bathroom is the area in a building or home that contains the toilet, bathtub and sink used for maintaining personal hygiene. A partial bathroom is a room that only has a toilet and sink.

About Bathroom

A bathroom is a room for bathing in containing a bathtub or a shower and optionally a toilet, a sink/hand basin/wash basin and possibly also a bidet. In North American English, a 'bathroom' is commonly used as a euphemism for a room containing a toilet or possibly a public toilet (which, in the USA, is more commonly called a 'restroom'). Although, it was not with hygiene in mind, the first records for the use of baths date back as far as 3000 B.C. At this time water had a strong religious value, being seen as a purifying element for both body and soul, and so it was not uncommon for people to be required to cleanse themselves before entering a sacred area. Baths are recorded as part of a village or town life throughout this period, with a split between steam baths in Europe and America and cold baths in Asia.

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