Bathroom Cabinets and the Bathroom in the 20th Century


The bathroom is held in very high regard among homeowners. In fact, it is kitchen and bathroom renovations that often return the most of your investment and why many homeowners take great care to modernize them. When looking to sell your home, your bathroom can have a major impact on the buyer’s feeling towards the whole house. At the same time, maintaining a fashionable bathroom is one way to impress guests. Dominguez and Sons Custom Cabinets can help you choose the best look and feel of your bathroom by installing bathroom cabinets.

The Beginnings

Bathrooms have come a long way from the days of Roman baths and holes in the ground. Since the 20th century, the bathrooms in America have remained constant in their utility but altered in their aesthetic. That is, before 1900 the toilets were still being developed and many homes contained outhouses and separate baths. Many tubs were at this point still placed in the kitchen and apartments were not yet required to have separate bathroom facilities for each room. Slowly, around the turn of the 20th century, all of this changed as city sewer systems were established, the perfection of indoor piping and plumbing, hot and cold running water, all converged.

Since the early 1900’s the bathroom in America became what it is today: a room that is highly focused on functionality, comfort, relaxation, and style. A big change from the shared toilets and public baths was also making the activities of cleanliness and natural bodily functions a very much private affair that was to be contained within your home and no longer shared with a whole building of tenants or neighbors. This change took some time to reach the lower classes —who continued sharing facilities for some time after, though eventually, it became the law of the land.

The Bathroom Revolution

After the technology was set, people began fixing up the bathrooms in different ways. Americans came to love their bathroom. Today, a home that contains more than one bathroom is priced reasonably higher because of the convenience they offer. During this time people experimented with different styles and sizes of bathtubs and integrated the new toilet technologies.

Around 1927, the Kohler Company introduced the bathroom set: matching sinks, toilets, and tubs and therein began a whole new approach to bath decor. From here on out, decorating the bathroom was a new venture. Bathrooms went from tile to wallpaper, to tile again. Then there was the bathtub, the stand in the bathroom, glass doors, and then the resurgence of the bathtub. Bathroom cabinets emerged along the way as the desired aspect that allowed for more storage and order. Bathroom cabinets are also a way to enhance your bathroom decor.

Enhance Your Bathroom with Dominguez and Sons  Custom Cabinets

Regardless of the color or style of your bathroom, Dominguez and Sons Cabinets can help you install the perfect set of bathroom cabinets that add functionality, space, and style to your bathroom. Call us today!

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