7 features to help you recognize a typical British homeVika
If you ask any person what they know about the daily life of the British, you will probably hear that people in the UK love to drink tea. And this is absolutely the correct answer - about 165 million cups of tea are consumed here every day, and almost all of them drank tea with milk. But this "tea culture" is not the only thing that makes this country so special.
Pictolic looked into the apartments of ordinary British residents and found out what a typical British house consists of.
1. Bathrooms do not have power outlets.
By law, bathrooms in the UK can only be fitted with outlets if the distance from the bath and shower to the outlet is at least 3 meters. And since the bathrooms in British homes and apartments are quite small, there are no plugs in them. Therefore, washing machines are usually installed in the kitchen.
2. Air conditioners are rare in British homes.
Since the climate in the UK is not so warm, there is little need for air conditioning. If they need to ventilate the room, the British simply open the windows. If this is not enough, use a regular fan.
3 Bay windows are very popular in the UK.
A bay window is a window consisting of several rectangular sashes (usually 3) protruding from the main part of the house. Such windows are considered traditional, and one of their advantages is that they give much more light than ordinary ones.
4. Carpets are everywhere.
Most homes in the UK are carpeted (except for the kitchen). They are even in the bathrooms. If the house has a staircase, then it will also have a carpet. This carpet is used to prevent people's feet from slipping, which means a very low risk of falling downstairs.
5. Garages in houses are not used for storing cars.
Traditionally, garages in the UK are small (because cars used to be miniature), so modern cars simply do not fit in them. As a result, many people use garages as storage facilities where they store many different things.
6. Mail is delivered to British homes like in a movie - through a special slot in the front door.
Of course, there are many different types of mailboxes in the UK: they can be a freestanding box, a group of boxes on the ground floor inside the entrance of an apartment building. But the same can be found in other countries as well, and the mail slot in the door is only in the UK.
7. Doors open inward, not outward.
In most older houses, the doors open inward. Among other things, this is the preservation of traditional privacy: when a person walks along the corridor past your room, he will not see you, even if the door is ajar.