I'm taking a bit of a break from the Maine posts and sharing some more bathroom inspiration. I just spotted a few lovely baths that caught my eye over at Remodelista. Greg really wants to use external shower faucets where the pipes come out of the wall like the image above. Our current bathroom has the pipes inside the wall. Our bathroom stall wall is an exterior wall exposed to the elements. Meaning the wall has little shelter from the freezing outside elements. He's fearing the pipes could freeze if we kept the pipes in the wall. In this worst case scenario we would have to knock out the shower tile to fix any bursted pipes from freezing. This issue could be solved if we designed the pipes to be inside the shower stall like above. I think the pipes look kinda cool and industrial. Below two more amazing bathrooms from Terence Conran's new Boundary Hotel in London.
p.s. hope that makes sense? It's a little confusing and I tried to re-write. Basically most people's pipes are inside the wall which if it's on an exterior wall of the home the pipes would have a higher chance of freezing in extreme northern climates.