The United States is far from Russia, it is not surprising that life there is completely different, sometimes you can't figure it out right away. In an American home, for example, one immediately senses that something is wrong. Or the dominance of blinds scares (although curtains are found, just less often) or two doors in houses (ordinary and transparent glass are confusing). If you look closely, the difference becomes even more obvious - in apartments (or apartments) there is only one door, but with a small hammer and without a bell, because an annoying guest will not pass unnoticed through the intercom… and so on ad infinitum. But there are differences and in general fascinating - two showers in one bathroom, a dressing room even in the smallest and cheapest studio apartments, a food grinder, an ice maker, a water filter on the tap, a laundry… how many differences will you find?
We offer you a fascinating tour of a typical American house and a short, but fascinating story under the motto "What about their life, what useful things have been invented and why we don't have it."
1. Large and deep sink for dishes
With this rectangular "farm" sink (twice as wide and three times deeper than a typical Russian), the temptation to not wash the dishes day after day simply does not leave.
2.mason jar - multifunctional and beautiful jars
It is easier for them - they do not suffer with collecting glass jars from under cucumbers and washing away the smell from them in order to make jam later in this container. Legendary glass jars with a variety of designs are convenient for everything - they store food, spoons, forks, make vases from them, interior decorations … and this photo is generally taken from a themed wedding, which was decorated with numerous glass twins of different shades.
Yes, and we have this - exclaim you and you will be wrong. Local laundries can be divided into three types. The first - public, which are available to everyone, work for coins and where you can meet the weirdest and most bizarre people. In their houses for the washing machine and dryer (these two machines are inseparable, no clothesline) there is a separate room, and in the apartments there are no machines at all. Something needs to be washed - it will be somewhere inside the building and only for local residents. Here we also include such an invention as the hamper, a transparent bucket made of mesh with handles, with which Americans proudly go to the laundry.
4. Dressing room
A small room for all kinds of things, which is referred to as a walk-in closet, that is, you can even go into this closet and stay. There is also a crawl-in closet, into which people are already crawling, but this is already the attic romance and everyday life of reconstructed apartments with a strange layout.
5. Different bedside tables
And who in our country decided that the bedside tables on the double bed should be twins? Americans don't think so. And the bed is made in a completely different way: at the base of the sheet with elastic bands, and our classic one creeps on top and is very tight, with tucked edges.
6. Shower for two
Everyone who has ever tried to take a shower with a soul mate knows how sad it is to freeze in soapy suds, waiting for their turn. In such cases, Americans catch two showers from different sides and enjoy what is happening or make such a shower from the ceiling with a large radius of action.
7. Directional lamps
Such small circles cling to the kitchen above the shelves, and around mirrors and armchairs for reading books. They are still capable of glowing in different colors and their brightness is regulated by one-two-three.
8. Party accessories
Any holiday is accompanied by this - entire departments in stores are filled with themed things for parties. If today is July 4th, then you will definitely have tubes and disposable barbecue plates in the style of the national flag and nothing else.
9. Kitchen pantry
Another savior is the built-in locker for food that does not need a refrigerator and equipment that you do not need yet.Food is stored either in airtight sachets with snaps or covered with foil if it is a finished product.
10. Food chopper
Toasters, blenders - we have all this for a long time, but the food chopper built into the sink - you are not enough! The meaning of the Garbage disposal, which is switched on like a light by a switch on the wall, is that more than half of the household waste can not be thrown away, but crushed and washed down the drain. And the trash bin will not smell / leak so much, and in general there is less garbage. Another kitchen beauty is paper towels, without which life in the United States would simply stop.
11. Festive decor
A separate subtopic is wreaths on the door, which, depending on the time of year, can be New Year's, Easter, green in honor of St. Patrick's Day, patriotic, if it's July, in shells, if it's summer, or from autumn leaves you know when.
12. Shop in the shower
A bench not to read and think about life, but to cut your nails there, shave your legs … and if everything is done, then of course you can dream. Not to say that it is everywhere, but the phenomenon is also quite frequent.
This is not our kebab on skewers and pebbles, this is an organized grill, to which special tongs and other bells and whistles are attached, and everything is cooked on it - from cutlets to vegetables. And yes, the favorite American grilled cheese sandwich, with toasted cheese, you guessed it.