A toilet is a toilet, or so you would think, but the shape and design of your toilet is an important step in the overall design of your bathroom. If you are in the process of designing a modern bathroom, you don’t want a traditional toilet and if your bathroom is compact, you may not want a normal toilet that will take up too much space.
There are two main factors to take into consideration when choosing the right toilet for your bathroom.
Toilets come in a number of shapes and you can find the one that best suits your overall design. The rule I work by is that if you have chosen square shower trays, rectangular baths and square or rectangular basins, then you need a rectangular toilet.
Keeping everything the same shape helps enhance your bathroom and keep the design flowing, an oval toilet will look out of place in a bathroom that is filled with straight edges.
When choosing toilets you can choose from circular or square shapes that you can blend in easily with your overall bathroom design.
Toilets come in four basic designs, once you have chosen your shape you need to determine which of the toilet designs best suit your bathroom.
The close coupled toilets are the more traditional designed toilets where you have the toilet, base and cistern all on display and installed against a wall. These are seen in many bathrooms around the world.
The wall mounted toilets are increasing in popularity because all the plumbing is hidden in the wall and all that is on display is the toilet pan and the flushing mechanism. These are perfect for modern and compact bathrooms leaving space below the pan to clean with ease.
Then there is the corner toilet. The corner toilets are the best choice for cloakrooms or compact bathrooms where space is minimal. The cistern is triangular shaped to fit perfectly in the corner helping you maximise your floor space and make your bathroom feel bigger than it is.
The back to wall toilets are suitable for both the modern and traditional bathroom. These toilets have the toilet and base on display but all the plumbing is hidden behind a wall or cabinet, this helps keep your bathroom looking stylish and elegant without the bulky cistern on display for all to see.