Bathroom. C.M. Collins photographer.

Stucco (Evening Star 26 July 1927): ‘BATHROOM. It is not so many years ago when a tin bath was thought good enough for even the better class home, but there has been extraordinary developments in recent years. Just what progress has been made in the planning of the modern bathroom can be gleaned by an inspection of the house under review. It is resplendent in nickel-plated fittings that were reflected in the beautiful mozaic-tiled floor, the tiles having been specially imported for the work. The fittings are from Twyford’s exhibit at the Dunedin Exhibition, and it is claimed that nothing better has ever been installed in the dominion. The wall tiles give an added suggestion of luxuriousness. The bath is a low-set one. Many ingenious ideas have been incorporated that are worthy of an article in themselves. There is a recess in the wall for soap and sponge, a radiated towel rail and a shaving cabinet with mirror. The latter has been placed to the left of the wash basin and not over it, as is so often’ done. This thoughtful arrangement prevents the mirror from becoming clouded over by the steam from the basin, and is one of many simple but decidedly labor-saving ideas exploited. SHOWER ROOM. Opposite the bathroom is the shower room, which is now becoming almost as important as the former – at least to those who can afford it. “This is one of the best things in the house,” exclaimed Mr Hudson as he entered the glass door to demonstrate how same of the mysterious nickel-plated contraptions worked. There are three different sprays, and a special mixer for the hot and cold water. There is no possibility of being alternately scalded and frozen, as the temperature of the water can be regulated before the nozzles are brought into action. The advantage of the shower room is the fact that one can splash merrily for hours, if so inclined, without risk of flooding out the house and home.’

Stucco (Evening Star 26 July 1927): ‘Following are particulars that have been supplied of the painting and glazing work at Mr Ambrose Hudson’s house, Tweed street. Mr S. F. Aburn was the contractor … Bathroom, Lavatories, and Shower. —Walls finished in French grey enamel to match tiles; ceilings finished in white enamel.’

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