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Modern bathrooms are designed for privacy, but they are shared. In some living groups, a single bathroom may serve the needs of many people including friends and guests. That’s a lot for one room to do.
Fortunately, most of those needs are identical or at least similar. Functionally, those who use a bathroom need a toilet for elimination, a lavatory for washing hands, a mirror and a power source for efforts at personal beauty, and a shower or bath for hygiene. Storage also is needed for service supplies: toilet paper, towels, soap, hair dryer, beauty supplies, etc. That’s the short list. The longer list includes many options that serve additional needs. It also considers use or traffic. Here are some questions to answer as you determine bathroom needs and how to meet them.
* How many people will use the room during a typical day?
* What services do each of these people typically need?
* What services can be easily shared and which not as easily?
* What are the ages of the users?