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The Most Unusual Bathroom Fixtures

Updated on February 1, 2015


Luxury Whirlpool Bath, $26,000 by Artist Tetsuya Nakamura
Luxury Whirlpool Bath, $26,000 by Artist Tetsuya Nakamura
ihouse- Smart Faucet
ihouse- Smart Faucet

Unusual Facets

When it comes to planning a bathroom design, whether unique or unusual, there are a wide variety of fixtures to choose from. With the advancement of the Internet, some of the most unusual pieces are just a snap, click, away.

Nevertheless, there is always one rule of thumb to follow, when selecting bathroom fixtures for your home or office. That is, "You pay for what you it!" Don't be a fool's fool, and get caught up into brand name recognition.

  • Advice to live by: Therefore remember, when purchasing new bathroom fixtures, it is all about the price you paid for that product. With that said, it is important to understand that the price you paid, usually accurately depicts the level of quality of that product. Whether YOU think it is a bargain or not.

What many lay people to the industry do not realize is that, countless companies such as Kohler, Moen, and Delta design low-end product. This slightly less quality, imported product is then sold to big box retail outlets such as Home Depot, Menards, and Lowes. Even though the product found at these retail outlets, may look the same as the product found on their website or catalog. If it is being sold for less, it is because it is less. Be ware that the product you are buying is made up of substandard material, quality, and care. You are simply buying into the products brand name.

It is simple business really. This is how big boxes are able to compete in a contractor price atmosphere and market. With that said, it is safe to bank the buck you saved, on the fact that you've paid for what you get. Furthermore, heed this advice and be careful when selecting bathroom fixtures for your project.

Truly the best advice to live by, is to buy bathroom fixtures from local specialty outlets or directly from the manufacturer’s showroom.


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  • IntimatEvolution profile image

    Julie Grimes 8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Yeah I know. I couldn't resist.

  • theherbivorehippi profile image

    theherbivorehippi 8 years ago from Holly, MI

    Those photos of the mens rooms are fabulous!!! How crazy!!

  • lorlie6 profile image

    Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

    The men's room would keep 'em coming, eh? Heh heh!

    Hysterical stuff, Intimate!

  • IntimatEvolution profile image

    Julie Grimes 8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    I know, aren't they crazy? They are real pictures of men's bathrooms on the web. The bathtub was featured at the 2009 National Kitchen and Bath show.

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    Annie 8 years ago

    Where are these from!?!?

  • RKHenry profile image

    RKHenry 8 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

    Interesting pics. Great subject matter.


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