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Need your help again. Would you please tell me what "off" here means? Is the bathroom next to the kitchen or opposite to the kitchen? Thank you!
Guest:It means that the bathroom can only be reached by going through the kitchen.
Guest:I don't understand. Why is that so? Will people be happy to have bathroom attached to the kitchen? Thank you!
The the bathroom off the kitchen is the bathroom that is attached to or connected to or beside the kitchen.
You might have a hallway the joins the kitchen and bathroom. My spilled some wine on my shirt. Where can I wash my shirt? You can use the bathroom off the kitchen over there.
Guest:No I disagree. That would be the bathroom 'next to' the kitchen, not off it.
A lot of old terraced houses in England were built without a bathroom (normal for Victorian times) so they have to have a bathroom added for modern use. The downstairs normally has a living room at the front and a kitchen at the rear (and two bedrooms upstairs, house type known as a two-up,two-down!)so the easiest place to add a bathroom without losing a bedroom is to build a small extension behind the kitchen.
It is not exactly everyone's idea of the perfect location but is not that unusual in that type of property. I have a couple of friends with 'bathrooms off the kitchen' in this way. A door in the kitchen leads to their only bathroom.
Main Entry: off
1 a -- used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union off the table> off the main walk> off the main street> b : to seaward of off shore>
Anonymous:Does the building code allow bathrooms next to a kitchen in residential applications
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