Bathroom doors - open or shut when not in use?

So this post on AITA got me wondering do you keep your bathroom door open or closed when someone is not using it? We keep ours open. What about you?

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Open.

(Context: Based in the UK, was brought up with all doors always being closed and ETA none of my cats have ever caused trouble in there :slight_smile: )

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Closed, but then I’ve got cats who throw the towels on the floor.

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Shut, because Void and Vortex like to get in if they can so they can play in the (empty) bath.

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Open.

When I was still with my ex husband, we’d keep the bathroom doors open, even when the dogs were up and about, (they only had access to one) which we would close of they started shenanigans, but would block the bedroom doors with baby gates or some such.

I was always telling the dogs that going potty is NOT a spectator sport.

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Open. We have no lock, so whether it’s open or not is now we tell we can go in.

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Open.

Closed

Open due to door fault. Bathroom lock closes it when in use.

At my house, it’s open all the time (i live alone).

When at my parents’ house, the upstairs toilet is open when not in use, but the downstairs one under the stairs is closed all the time. There is a slight gap at the edge of the door; although you can’t see inside, you can see if the bolt is across, so you know it is in use.

Open, but there’s leeway on how much. As long as it’s at least ajar, that’s an indication it’s unoccupied. Closed, knock to make sure.

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Open. But I got into the habit of keeping the lid down after we had a cat who got injured and couldn’t jump so well. So had to make sure he couldn’t drink out of it. 20 years later and the habit still sticks.

Besides, I live alone, so might as well not have it closed off.

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Open, unless it is stinky.

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Open. Cat can open an unlocked door with a lever handle anyway. (In fact, after this past Halloween, I think he can open an outside screen door too…)

At my apartment, its always open because cat prefers to drink out of the sink and I live alone.

At my parents’ house its open when empty because you never know and their dog and cat cause no issue.

Still knock just in case when its shut, also to let the occupant know someone else needs to use it.

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I keep mine closed. I stay with my mom currently and her dogs like to get in my bathroom and steal things. So it stays closed so trash and my clothes aren’t all over the house.

My answer is ‘open because of cats’ the litter box is in the bathroom; cat needs complete access to that obviously

I remembered the cat prefers bathroom sink water, but completely forgot he needs access to his litterbox which is also in said bathroom. And I discovered one morning what he would do if it shut during the night… Yeah, that week my sheets got washed twice.

Open unless in use when I’m at someone else’s house. I don’t close mine unless I’m showering (towels are hung on the door)