We're hoping to add a bathroom sometime soon (I'm not sure this is possible, but we're already behind schedule before we even start), and I actually got my husband to agree to come to the Design Center with me so I could get a feel for what he really likes and really doesn't like. Frankly, most Kohler fixtures are out of our budget, but the Design Center is a great place to brainstorm ideas and I was surprised to find that some things aren't as expensive as I thought they would be.
There is a toilet museum on the lower level that memorializes the history of toilets (and it's more interesting than you might think) but I didn't go down there this time because really, how many times do you need to review the history of toilets? My husband, however, did make a stop down there to use the bathroom saying that looking at all these toilets made him had to go!
I took the camera along to take pictures of some of the things we like, but I thought I'd share a few photos with you to give you a taste of the dreaming you can do there. There are a lot of pictures here so bear with the length of the post. If you want to see them larger, just click on them.
Hugh Hefner's bathtub?
How's this for a few body sprays? All controlled via a digital touchpad, of course.
I sort of liked this sink and was surprised to find later that I could buy it online for as little as $80.
A really cool vanity
I must have a teak floor in my shower!
I thought this penny round tile floor was really neat looking but I couldn't help but think about how dirty all that grout would get.
This bathroom is a wild design with wild tile to match. Check out the freestanding vanities in the middle of the room. The shower is open, under the windows. It's not a bathroom I'd want but I love the light, airy feeling of it.
This is the showerhead in the bathroom above. I love the grid they did on the ceiling.
I love this vanity. Not loving the unmatching sinks.
This bathroom had gray tile and a lilac sink, toilet, shower and bathtub. Amazingly, it worked.
This is the floor in the above bathroom. It's absolutely spectacular Ann Sacks tile.
Your eyes do not deceive you: This is a huge, two-story wall of toilets (San Raphael model, in case you were wondering) in every color imaginable.
The mirror in this mini-kitchen was amazing.
Talk about mirrors! All of the cupboards in this kitchen had mirror insets. I'm not sure what the random cocktail dress was doing there.
I LOVE the open shelves in this kitchen. Like LOVE IT, love it.
Another vanity I like
This was truly a spa bathroom, complete with this wood shower.
This was the vanity in the spa bathroom.
Don't you have a massage table in your bathroom?
This was the coolest medicine cabinet. It opened by sliding up and revealed a magnifying makeup mirror and all sorts of cubbies for organizing things. Very contemporary (and about $2,900 a pop) but neat!
I'm not sure what the practical application of this sink is, but I'm guessing if you have the money to afford it, practical applications aren't really a big concern.
One of the best things to look at at the Kohler Design Center are the hand-painted sinks (which remind me of my grandma, who had one in her house). These were just a few of the beautiful sinks there.