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The?History Of Indoor Plumbing

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November 3, 2013
By ANN R. SWANSON (hickoryheights1@verizon.net) , The Post-Journal

Today people look for bathrooms that are luxurious. They want a bathroom in the master suite as well as additional bathrooms. They want a tub with jets, a giant shower with specialty faucets and heads, at least two sinks, and sometimes heated floors. Would you believe that inside bathrooms have only been part of housing facilities for the past 100 years? First of all let me start with what I remember. My grandparents' house had a bathroom; and so did my great-grandparents' homes. Remember that I grew up in town. None of them were what I would classify as extraordinary bathrooms. They had the basics but that was it.

 
 

 

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