I’ve been pondering something recently. It is very profound. I have been wondering why on earth many bathrooms feature light switches that are outside in the hallway. In our early-80s house all 3 bathrooms are configured this way. And I can think of many other houses built around the same time with the same ‘feature’.
I can see no good case for having the light switch outside the bathroom. Other than friends or siblings who enjoy the joke of casting whoever is using the room in sudden darkenss, there’s no upside. So why are so many built this way?
I have no answers. I remain baffled. Perhaps I will have to track an experienced contractor down, just so that I can unravel the mystery.