Everybody poops. (Hope I’m not blowing too many minds with that one.)
And so, when it is your time to visit the porcelain throne, you like to think that your needs will be met by whatever bathroom you decide to enter. Maybe it’s the bathroom at work. Maybe it’s at a gas station or restaurant. Maybe it’s even the one in your very own home. The basic bathroom should have four basic things: A toilet, some toilet paper, a sink (with soap!), and the ability to give you some privacy. There is no room for substitutions, here. If you ever find yourself in a bathroom that lacks one of those four things, you have no choice but to turn around and look for another bathroom.
And yet, there are plenty of bathrooms in the world today that lack even these most basic bathroom amenities. It’s as if they were designed by someone who has never seen a bathroom before in their life, let alone used one.
Get ready to see some bathrooms that will haunt your nightmares.
And next time you’re stuck dealing with 1/2-ply toilet paper, you can at least thank your lucky stars that you’re not using one of the restrooms on this list.
Glass! What a great idea!
The problem with this one is pretty crystal clear, I’d say.
Just trying to go upstairs…
There are probably worse places for a bathroom to be located.
But I’m having a hard time thinking of any.
I guess the contractors ran out of drywall on this one.
It’s all the worst parts of a cubicle paired with the worst parts of a bathroom!
Something tells me this sink in the men’s room might have been repurposed.
What do you think?
I was actually hoping to just wash the very tips of my fingers today!
This will work perfectly.
You can’t use it to check your outfit or makeup, but you can take a cool picture and post it to Instagram. That’s what bathroom mirrors are for, right?
A bathroom for best buds.
I’m trying to decide which urinal would be the worst one to use.
Probably the middle one, right? But they’re all awful.
A toilet for contortionists.
You know those commercials that talk about how you’re supposed to squat when using the restroom?
Something tells me this isn’t exactly what they meant.
As someone who is always looking for an excuse to snoop through the bathroom cupboards, I’m actually a fan of this design.
Although I’m not sure I could actually reach the toilet paper roll.
Just maneuver around the toilet located in the middle of the room.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I could ever comfortably use a toilet with my back to the shower.
A hotel for people with REALLY long arms.
Luckily, my arms are 14 feet long.
This shouldn’t be a problem.
I know it may not seem as egregious as the other bathrooms on this list, but this picture is the one that gives me the creeps. Whoever decided to put carpet around the toilet like that has clearly never used a toilet or tried to clean it.
Pro: You can turn on the faucet without getting wet.
Con: Once you’re in the shower, you cannot adjust the temperature.
Might as well just leave the door open.
We all hate the gap in the bathroom door.
But this? This is on another level.
At least your torso is safe.
I’ve actually used a public bathroom almost exactly like this one before.
It was exactly as awful and awkward as you’re imagining it’d be.
A yellow floor is not inherently a terrible design decision.
But in the bathroom? No thanks.
One of these things is not like the other.
I feel like using this restroom is some kind of psychological test.
Do you go for the one urinal with a little bit of privacy? Or prove that you’re bold enough to, um, let it all hang out?
For when you’re having a convo with your bud and don’t want to pause it to poo.
The person in this picture is 5’10”.
This mirror is absolutely perfect…
…If you only want to see the top of your head.
If you’re going to invest in the fancy automatic paper towel dispensers, maybe think about putting them all in a straight line.
Also, maybe put them somewhere other than right above the sinks, which is where mirrors typically go.
Are you supposed to straddle it?
Did they just forget to install the other half of it? The world may never know.
This vent looks a bit suspicious.
Need to pass code?
Just slap a vent cover on the wall and hope nobody spends any time looking at it.
I’m assuming these doors must have been cheaper than ones that would actually provide a modicum of privacy.
Not worth it, guys.
Now you can save time by going to the bathroom while washing your hands!
Why didn’t I think of that?
There’s nothing more relaxing than going into the restroom and immediately fearing for your life.
They must be trying to cut down on how much time people spend in there.
I mean, when you think about it, when did we even decide that mirrors were for looking at yourself?
Maybe they were meant to be completely pointless all along!
Oh, look! It’s the bathroom from my nightmares!
I wouldn’t use this even if I were the only person in the entire building.