Jay C. White Cloud wrote:Hi Brian,
Part of it is a health and hygiene consideration.
We don't wash "potty hands" in "food prep" areas...That is the reasoning...and it really isn't a bad one.
As a designer, eliminating the bath room sink is not the solution. Designing and building a better "multi tasking" bath room/laundry area is. I have been in bathrooms in Japan, et al, that the "room" is the shower, the toilet is a hole in the floor, and/or a toilet that has a sink built into the tank. You need not rid our bathrooms any of its elements...just design them more efficiently.
Although, they say if Aliens with no prior knowledge of us came to our houses and tested our homes for bacteria, they would probably conclude that they should wash their hands in our toilets and crap in our sinks.