Industrial design lovers will be giddy over the exposed pipe trend in bathrooms. But let’s be clear: This is a trend. And like all trends, practical or otherwise, it will fade. Once the trend dies, it will be an expense to put those pipes back into the wall. Not only that but with those pipes out in the open, each shower poses the risk of scalding yourself by bumping up against the hot water supply. If you want to incorporate the industrial pipe look into your bathroom design, think about using pipes as curtain rods on the shower or over the window instead.