They say there’s a wrench to fit every nut. That’s a metaphor for saying that there are bathroom designs to fit every taste and eccentricity. The unique comfort stations below prove beyond all doubt that everyone has their own notion of a place to roost and attend to their ablutions.
The bathroom gets the shaft
World-class designer Jorge Luis Hernández Silva really pushed the design envelope in this Guadalajara condo conversion that situated the bathroom atop an unused warehouse elevator shaft, 15 floors from the ground. I would purchase a wide area rug if I lived here.
The not-so-super Mario
If you spend half your hours paying video games and the other half reading cheat sheets, you’ll love this bathroom dedicated to the leaping and gathering of bonus points. There are bathroom designs suited to World of Warcraft (nothing like spears on your bath wall) and other contemporary games, too.
Fruits and nuts
While this looks absolutely refreshing, I couldn’t stand this shower treatment for long. For one thing, I associate kiwi fruit with its rugged, itchy skin. I’d prefer pictures of fish. On the high side, the rest of the otherwise bland room really benefits from the warm light through its sliding windows.
Soaping up to soaps
It’s been a long, tiring day. Slip into the tub in this Japanese-style bathroom, have a glass of wine, and unwind to your favorite show. Don’t drop the remote!
Pioneering bath designs of the North Star State
I’m giving big props to the people I met in Fairbanks, AK, during a winter where temperatures dropped to 68-below-zero. Because of former gold mining, the local water can be polluted on the outskirts of town where people go without plumbing. They use the outhouse no matter the season. Now that’s true grit. Why not put some fiber cement siding around the facilities and stay warm?