A Second Staircase And Hidden Rooms
A second staircase in some old, huge homes may lead to smaller rooms in the basement and attic. This is what the servants’ quarters were referred to. Servants resided in the same house as their masters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and were designed to keep servants hidden and out of sight. These rooms might have intricate paths connecting to the dining room and kitchen in large estates. Spiral stairs and smaller apartments were common in servants quarters until the twentieth century.
Button Light Switches
In the nineteenth century, light switches with buttons were quite prevalent. It wasn’t until 1917 that the toggle light switch became popular. Toggle switches replaced button light switches because they were inefficient- getting frequently jammed. You know your house is old if it has button switches. Some people love the aesthetic of a button light switch, despite the fact that it has been out of style for nearly a century. Designers have created new button switches that meet today’s safety requirements. So you can get one if you want one!