One thought for those of us with small bathrooms is, just don’t put very much in them. Wow, that anguished scream really hurt my ears! But it’s rather high-pitched, which tells me that it came from all the women in the audience. Well, OK, I heard some baritones too. As a bachelor, I lived with a younger brother for a couple of years who spent hours on his appearance every day. Although in his case, I do have to admit that he had the looks to warrant that kind of attention, and also that he definitely reaped the rewards. Whereas, a guy like me has always been an in-and-out-of-the-bathroom kind of guy, because c’mon, now, who are we kidding? Flash forward close to forty years, and I don’t even stop to comb my hair-because I CAN’T!
But for me, and for a lot of us, I think, a modestly attired bathroom works just fine because I truly do not require much in the way of storage room. But once you begin to think in terms of things like that, it really does free up your bathroom design quite a bit. For starts, it means that you can probably dispense with the traditional bathroom vanity, because guys like me can store everything we actually use in a shoebox. A small shoebox. And that brings us, in turn, to the frankly minimalist bathroom designs from Planit.
Minimalism is a style movement that was born in the originality of those designers who can do so much with a few simple lines, but it was inspired, too, by the means and necessaries of life. A lot of the homes in Europe are much smaller than those we enjoy in the USA, so for them less really is more. Many of the people in Europe lead simpler lives in smaller homes, accessorized with cabinetry much more compact than that found here. And the designs born of that particular need exactly meet those necessitated by a small bathroom like mine.
Planit is an Italian company, but from the boldness of the bathroom designs we show here, you knew that at once, right? Planit has a long line of bathroom sinks and vanities that have been created from Corian and are available in about a hundred different colors. By using Corian, though, they have been able to mold any number of sinks and countertops with integrated sinks, which is one of the more exciting possibilities opened by the use of that material. If simplifying one’s life is the goal-for me it is!-then not having to clean around a sink flange of any type just has to be the ticket, especially for the undermount sink in my bathroom. You would not believe how the sawdust makes its way into the gap between the sink and the countertop.
But the other part of these designs is their simple beauty and utility. They are something that works, and in a world in which so few things do, that is high praise indeed.
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