I have a massive soft spot for home-esque shows. I love DIY shows, home buying shows, renovation shows, if it involves a dwelling of any kind I’m pretty much all over it. When I watch some of these home shows though, my blood boils. They refuse to buy a beautiful and perfectly priced house because something as menial as the carpet in the guest bedroom is ugly…that’s a deal breaker?? The biggest thing I simply do not understand is people, couples mostly, who demand a double sink in their mandatory ensuite.
Maybe it was my upbringing. There were three women in the house with one bathroom. One. And we all lived to talk about it. How? It’s really quite a complicated process actually. We would all stagger our bath and shower times to accommodate the other people. My mom would often get ready at the gym after her swim every morning and my sister and I would usually spend 10 seconds (literally) every night to ask when the other had to be out of the house in the morning. Sometimes one of us would shower at night, but most of the time we’d just stagger shower times in the morning.
One bathroom with one sink. Sometimes we’d end up in the bathroom at the same time (gasp!) to brush our teeth. Insanity it was. Two people confined to the same space for two minutes. With one sink I can honestly say the three of us never once had an issue. As we got into teenage (makeup and hair-doing years) nothing changed. We’d have our showers and retreat to our rooms where we somehow managed to complete our morning getting ready tasks sans sink, sans bathroom and with a cheap $5 WalMart mirror.
This concept seems to be a totally foreign concept to most people. I was talking to a patient of mine who happens to be a real estate agent about how we will be selling in the next two to three years and she was curious to know what sort of things we would be looking for. I told her basic necessities like a proper entryway with some storage, closet space, a functioning kitchen, garage or shed storage, all in a safe neighborhood with good schools. She looked confused.
Apparently no one seeks a house without details such as two- car garage, hardwood throughout, and of course, the infamous two sink ensuite.
Don’t get me wrong, since having a kid, I can understand the appeal of having an adult bathroom space that isn’t overrun with bath toys, strawberry shampoo and Elsa bubble bath bottles, but I certainly don’t need it. Ensuite will never be on my ”must have” list. Nor will a double sink vanity (given the choice I’d rather a single, large sink and more counter space anyway). I just don’t get it. Assuming you’re a couple (why would one person need two sinks?) can’t you come together and make it work?
Mike and I leave the house at the same time everyday. I can’t think of a single situation where I wished I had two sinks instead of one. Ever. Are we totally alone on this? If you couldn’t live without your two sink ensuite, enlighten me as to why, please.