Monday, May 4, 2009

knock knock knock

Somehow I missed this in the Preparedness Plan house. I think it works well with the theme, though. You never know when you'll need to flee the house -- or when you'll need to rush in from the yard.

25 comments:

T said...

gee, I've been wondering whether or not we can add a bathroom to our house - I hadn't considered the foyer...

mudslicker said...

it's one of those jack & jill bathrooms. you can either enter from the hallway or enter from the hill after you've fetched your pail of water and broken your head.

Anonymous said...

Somehow the fact that the toilet partially blocks the door doesn't freak me out as much as the thought of trying to shower in there, and someone knocking.

"Rub-a-dub, just relaxing in the tub..."

*Knock, KNOCK*

"We have a message from your personal savior!"

Boy, you'd practically fall down the drain in terror, every time you thought you heard a door opening.

I mean, it takes the "A hand will suddenly whip back the shower curtain!" fear about seventeen steps farther.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, and I just realized that apparently part of the shower door is a mirror. Really?? That's really peculiar, at least I hope it is.

Stuart said...

Part of me really, really wants to be there when some Jehovah's Witnesses knock on that door.

StefRobrts said...

Is that a mirrored shower door? Because I don't think there is anything less welcome across from the toilet than a full length mirror - ew!

Linnee said...

Is there a mirror in the shower? It's bad enough you have to see yourself while sitting on the toilet, but while in the shower? That's just cruel.

Anonymous said...

Why are the blinds lifted up that tiny amount? Oh, yes -- that makes it perfect eye level when you're sitting down. Gives new meaning to peep hole.

Meg said...

Maybe it's a really fancy outhouse?

Anonymous said...

I was more thinking that it is just a faster way to "air" out the bathroom.

Mandy said...

At least there's nothing yucky visible in the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! I love the fact that that house is one town over from me and is the town where I grew up. Knowing that totally explains the ahem, decorating scheme going on in that house. I love it! (please note that was sarcasm). I'll bet anything that door opens out onto the deck. That's just how they do things up here. Gotta have easy access after the BBQ on the deck and you've drunk too many beers.

Katherine said...

This set-up is obviously to make it easier for the recently-escaped serial killer to corner his newest victims in their most compromising state.
Why bother starting a chase scene by using the front door? Better yet, why wait till they're skinny-dipping alone at midnight?

jess p. said...

There's something curious and and illusion-y about that mirrored door...Doesn't...make...sense...

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Oh gosh I think I lived there in 1986. Seriously I had an apartment in an old reno'd house in Toronto and the back door was ... well exactly where it is in this photo! Seriously. And we paid $800/mo for it. In 1986!

Anonymous said...

My Foyertoilet Save My Life: Next on Oprah!

'Mam, the phone call is coming from inside the house - but not the part that's a foyer/toilet!'

Callisto said...

That's not a mirror in the shower, that's another door going outside!

blake said...

"Heeey honey, I'm hom-OW! I walked into the damn toliet again"

Anonymous said...

I've seen this a lot in the City in which I live. It results from someone adding a bathroom on the mainfloor of a rowhouse that is divided into multiple apartments. Basically, the bathroom is added on behind or near the kitchen, which is generally located in the rear of the home. Thus, the rear door that was in the kitchen then has to be placed in the bathroom.

Anonymous said...

In the neighborhood I grew up in, every house had a bathroom with a door to outside. It was actually very handy since most homes have swimming pools in the area. Access directly to the bathroom from outside is pretty great after mowing the lawn, gardening or if your dog (or kids) roll in the mud.

Where we live now (3 states away), just about everyone I know who has waterfront property has a door from the bathroom to the outside.

I don't know why anyone would knock on that door. It surely leads to the deck or backyard. Not the place visitors go to knock on the door.

SheriB said...

Yep, my best friend growing up had this, and it was pretty handy when we were playing Slip 'n Slide in the backyard.

Saskplanner said...

Depends what else is on the property. I have a place in Palm Springs and MANY of the houses there have doors to a bathroom from the back yard directly into the bathroom so that you can come in from swimming and go directly to the shower.

Anonymous said...

we see this a lot where I live, outside that door is the pool and spa area, very convienent for guests to change. Arizona

Wendy said...

I think the door is there for the convenient "airing out". Maybe.

Wendy said...

The house I grew up in - and am moving back into - has just such a door, and it leads right to the patio/pool. It's great to be able to just head right for the shower after a dip!