Conceptualizing a bathroom design means marrying form and function tastefully. Unfortunately, not everybody always gets that memo. Here’s to the weird, the funny, and the ones that just make you go, “What were they thinking?”
1) Every space counts.
We’re all for “working with what you’ve got.” After all, there’s so much you can do with small spaces! Except this. Please don’t do this.
2) Mom’s mini heart attack is brought to you by…
Is it the design we should be questioning here, or the child’s … child-ing? Let this be a pro tip to all the parents looking to redesign their bathrooms.
3) Nice to see you here, buddy.
What’s the second one for, we wonder? In case someone else needs to go badly? Because this isn’t exactly how “sharing a bathroom” works.
4) Interesting choice.
90s music video directors would love this. Once upon a decade, artists thought water puddles and droplets added drama and edginess. Go figure.
5) “Design a bathroom for the disabled.” “Got it.”
The only disability in life is a bad attitude bathroom design. I mean… c’mon. It’s not a little boy’s bathroom. Nor is it a males’ bathroom in a college dormitory.
6) When there’s a will, there’s a way.
*cue head scratching* It’s a quick fix, alright. Wreck it, Ralph. Please.
7) Our lips aren’t sealed.
“Pay no mind to what they say, it doesn’t matter anyway…” In this case, it sort of does.
8) This potty-training inspired seat.
You just need good aim, I guess. And the grownups do get to live out their Polly Pocket dreams, so… *shrugs*
9) Fancy a two-in-one system?
Note to self: keep toothbrush on the left side of the sink at all times. Or stock up on dozens. Maybe do both.
10) “It’s abstract.”
And the color choice… interesting. From where did the idea stem, we wonder? May the creative juices that inspired this design run out.
If you’re still wondering why girls go to the bathroom in pairs or in groups, it’s because someone always has to stand by the door. Or in this case, directly in front of it.
12) This seat from scraps.
No toilet? No problem! Let’s see what we can work with.
13) In case you need to do both.
Because nothing beats convenience, and the short walk to where the bathroom stalls are just doesn’t seem worth it, right?
14) For those panel interviews and auditions.
This might just be the solution to tough job interview jitters or nerve-wracking auditions for… well, we don’t really know. At least there’s no more excusing yourself awkwardly.
15) “If you could all just keep your eyes closed for a minute, please.”
How is this even supposed to work? And more importantly, has anyone actually attempted to make it work? Yikes.
16) Who needs Narnia?
We don’t want a wardrobe. We want a bathroom that will take us to Aspen, Colorado, stat.
17) “Not to toot my own horn, but…”
In an alternate universe, this would be considered artistic and creative. Right now, though? We’re just not sure.
18) Major The Sims feels.
That annoying moment when everything seems perfect then you see one object facing the wrong way. *hastily rotates*
19) Honey, we shrunk the sink.
This is tricky. Hmm… Maybe wash your hands one finger at a time? IDK.
20) It will take some getting used to, but…
It’s better than the one smack in the middle of the meeting room, right? Or the one with door windows? No? Okay.
21) “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…”
We love a good sink with lots of options. Don’t you? Also, notice the sink on the left – yes, that one, with just a single, pathetic faucet. *shakes head*
22) This creative installation in Switzerland.
“As if my anxiety wasn’t bad enough, they give me a bathroom that gives the illusion that people can see straight inside.” *sighs in frustration*
23) “There was an old woman who bathed in a shoe…”
This is something straight out of a Sophie Kinsella novel. Or an episode of Bratz. Mariah Carey would love this.
24) The whole package.
This lets you literally climb into bed after every bath. We don’t even want to know where the toilet is.
25) 2 bedrooms. 1 bath-and-balcony.
We want to read the listing for this one. Is this the new trend in real estate? A two-in-one with a view?
26) This, uhm… rain waterfalls rapids shower head.
This shower attachment is not for the impatient and easily confused. Don’t worry, we’re still figuring it out ourselves.
27) Interesting layout.
1br, 1 shower. No bathroom, just a space-saving shower. Let me know if you have any questions.
28) Geometric art?
A bit of head tilting and squinting and you’ll get it. I mean, the thought is there but it’s more… chaos theory to me.
29) “Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow…”
“Turn the entire bathroom yellow!” Don’t you wish Hermione Granger could go all “finite incantatem” or “offero” on this design choice?
30) How do I look?
I mean, which way do I look? It’s kind of hard to look.
31) “This is our foyer and here’s our shower.”
And here’s a mirror but you’ll need to tiptoe a bit. Or a lot. Make yourself at home!
32) Thanks, I will.
It’s always the thought that counts. Question is, which thought are we talking about here?
33) The shower of shame.
Because there’s nothing more embarrassing than someone seeing your face while you’re taking a shower. Please keep curtains closed at all times.
34) An elegantly written checklist.
Was this font choice necessary? No. Were the words on the wall even necessary to begin with? Again, no.
35) Check out this sink-o-socket!
What’s not to love about this sleek bathroom installation? Comes with an equally stylish faucet and electrocution. Inquire now!
36) “Creatively smeared.”
*approaches sink to wash hands* *holds breath and eyes design warily* “Is this… paint?”
37) Henry IV, just so we’re clear.
Exquisite tile art. Interesting shortcut. Henry IV would have loved it.
38) It’s a potty gallery.
It’s an island for the proud and potty trained, that’s for sure. And a gallery for artwork. PTA meetings aren’t held in this room, that’s for sure.
39) Bed? Bath? Anything beyond?
Why choose tiled when you can go for a carpeted look? It’s comfortable and slip-resistant. Comes with wooden pillars for added safety, too!
40) Partitions are so overrated.
What’s it like to host sit-down dinners in this place, I wonder? On a scale of awkward to WTF, how happy are your guests whenever they come over?