So, when I’m in the States my mom and I watch House Hunters and House Hunters International. If you don’t know, they’re shows about people who are, well, hunting for a house. You follow them as they’re shown three homes, and then at the end they tell you which one they’ve chosen.
I find these shows fascinating. I love hearing their wish list for their new home, and then watching them choose something that’s exactly the opposite. My mom and I love guessing which one they’re going to pick. We yell at the screen as if it were a playoff game. And who doesn’t love peeking inside people’s homes – especially overseas?
In my previous post I alluded to this show in wondering about the trend of granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. But, there’s one thing neither my mother nor I can fathom: The obsession of the double vanity.
A double vanity is a fancy term for two sinks in one bathroom. And for many house hunters, it’s a deal breaker. They could be shown the most fantastic house, and when the realtor asks them what they thought, they’ll say, well, it was great, but I wish the bathroom had a double vanity.
I have three questions about this that I’d like answered by my faithful readers:
1. Why is this a deal breaker? Go to Home Depot, buy two sinks and a counter, and stick ’em in there.
2. Why on earth would you want to share your bathroom time?
3. You’re shown a home with 115 bathrooms. You can’t finish getting ready in one of them?