Little sinks in bedrooms (post-1900)?
So, I'm so excited to have found my EIGHTH Magnolia (Sears biggest and fanciest kit home), and I'm going to visit it soon (next month). In preparation, I've really been studying up on the floorplan, and noticed a real oddity.
There's a sink, far away from all other plumbing, tucked away in a CORNER of the Master Bedroom. In fact, it's in the Dressing Room (which we'd call a walk-in closet today), and it's right next to the door leading to the balcony.
And then I noticed that the Sears "Cinderella" also had a sink in a front bedroom corner. This is so odd, because this lone sink is so far from all the other plumbing.
I did a blog on this, and a smart woman wrote back and said, "That wasn't just for rinsing out a lady's undergarments. That sink provided a private place for the lady of the house to rinse out things 'once a month' (ahem) and that was something no one would have talked about in 1918."
I'm sure she's right.
SO I'm writing to ask if anyone else has ever heard of this? And have you found a sink in a bedroom?
Below is a picture of the Sears "Cinderella." It was one of their most modest homes, but it had a sink in a dressing room.
And here is the floorplan for the Sears Magnolia. The oddly placed sink is right next to the door for the balcony (on the front of the house). Isn't that curious?
Here is a link that might be useful: More on the sinks in the bedroom phenomenom.