A rest room is a room within the home for personal hygiene activities, commonly containing a sink (basin) and both a bath, a shower, or both. In some nations, the bathroom is included in this room, for ease of plumbing, while different cultures bear in mind this unsanitary, and provide that fixture a room of its very own.
Historically, bathing was regularly a collective activity, which occurred in public baths. In some nations the shared social factor of cleansing the frame is still vital, as an instance with sento in Japan and saunas in Finland.
In North American English the word "rest room" can be used to mean any room containing a rest room, even a public bathroom (although within the united states of America that is extra usually called a restroom and in Canada a washroom).