Dear Readers, even though we're still rolling ahead to the finals with our Smallest Coolest Competition, we're shifting part of our focus to Bathrooms this month, as we usually devote a month to each room of the home.
Recently a reader wrote in with the offer to send in pics of the ugliest bathroom in the world (hers). We, of course, said send it in. But we also now invite all of you to send in tips, pics and questions that will help inspire others to improve this difficult little room.
But just to fill you in on the status of Small Cool 2006:
1. We enlarged our finalist field by 2 and selected 12 finalists yesterday by reading your votes.
2. We also decided to look at the whole pool of submissions together (East and West), since there were more Eastern entries.
3. We then cross checked our findings against comments and whether the submission was earlier or later in the month and found consistency on all levels.
4. The 12 finalists are a surprisingly (and nicely) VARIED group, including rentals and owners, Easterners and Westerners, and homes of all sizes.
5. The finalists have been notified and you will get to see their new and improved submissions starting next Monday, April 10.
6. This week we will be rolling out our 6 Judges' personal choices for Special Mention.
More late on this AT.com station.