I did a bit of a tour, when we first settled in our new apartment together, but it wasn’t much of a tour. I hope to do a video tour soon, but until then, here’s our bathroom!
We have a shower, as well as a regular faucet to fill up the multi-purpose bucket. It’s only cold water for now. We would have to hook up a geyser (small water heater) for hot water to come out of our faucet. The geyser can be connected to the wall, as seen in the reflection of the mirror.
Then there’s our small shelf for our tons of products, the mirror, the corner shelf, and the toilet.
In the heat of the summer, we take either showers or “bucket baths”. We fill the bigger bucket up, and use the small “mug” (as my husband calls it) to scoop the water and pour it over ourselves. This bucket is multi-purpose for us. I also wash our laundry in this bucket, and sometimes fill it with water to wash the floors with the pink cloth hanging on the tube nearby. That’s right – wash the floors by hand. That hole in the wall is rather unknown. Not sure why it’s there, but we found it that way.
As you may have noticed, this bathroom is known as a “wet bathroom”. Meaning, there is nothing to catch the water – no tub, no boundary of any kind – so the water goes all over the floor, and drains in either the shower or sink drain. It’s kind of like washing the bathroom floor while you bathe. Because of this, our bathroom is equipped with an open ventilation window, as pictured above, probably to prevent molding or rot of any kind.
We keep our laundry products over here. Bar soap, powder soap, soap tray and brush. Check out my post about housekeeping in India for more information on washing clothes in India, and other ways to clean your home.
Here’s our western style toilet. While I don’t mind both western and eastern style toilets, I’m far more comfortable with western. In my husband’s home, there is an eastern style toilet, which can be challenging to use – especially dressed up in a saree.
The spout on the left is generally for washing up after going to the bathroom. The smaller bucket, the “mug”, is filled here, and used to clean up instead of toilet paper. The faucet on the right controls the water flowing into the back of the toilet, to help it flush properly.
Beside the toilet is the “wiper” – essentially a squeegee. It’s used to wipe the water off of the floor, or rather, to scoot it closer to the drain for faster drying.
If you are interested in seeing any other part of our home, let me know in the comments! If you have any questions, or anything to add, please do!