Tips for Choosing the Right Bathroom Toilet

If you have been looking around at bathroom toilets and fixtures and fittings recently, you will have noticed that the humble toilet has undergone a change. There are still models that look much like toilets have always looked but now there is also a wide range of different styles to choose from. Let’s look at some of the points to consider when choosing the right toilet for your situation.

The first thing to decide is what you want the toilet to be made of. As well as the traditional porcelain, there are ones made from plastics, stone and even glass. In making your decision, price will be a consideration as will the style and décor of bathroom you want to achieve with the renovation. The right toilet will fit your budget and add to the look you are aiming to achieve.

Toilets also come in different sizes and not just child and adult. Consider who will be using the toilet when deciding on the best height; take the family with you when researching toilets to make sure that everyone can be comfortable when seated. It is recommended that the feet touch the floor when sitting on the toilet seat. Children may need a step stool while they are small, which can be removed as they grow taller.

The traditional style of a floor-mounted toilet bowl connected to a wall-mounted tank is not the only type manufactured these days. As well as these two piece styles, there are also one piece toilets available which are easier to clean and eliminate the possibility of leaks between the two pieces. There are suspended models that are great space-savers in small bathrooms and floor-mounted models that have a concealed cistern. There are also models that stand on the floor so that the s-bend isn’t visible, creating a clean, sleek look. Look at all the different styles of modern toilet and choose the one that complements the style of room and home.

Modern toilet bowls come in different shapes as well; there are the traditional round bowl toilets and the newer oval-shaped ones, which are considered more comfortable as they are larger. Inside, the bowl can be shaped in a funnel, visor or dish configuration, some of which have been designed to minimise splashing and be easier to clean.

Most toilets on the market have the same water tank capacity and should follow the recommended government regulations which are aimed at conserving water. In Australia, the WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards) scheme aims to reduce water usage by 22%. The standard states a maximum of 5.5 litres is allowed per flush but with a dual flush system, an average of 1 full flush and 4 half flushes applies. Older toilets could use around 12 litres per flush. A water-efficient dual flush toilet can save over 50 litres per person a day, which is a reduction of thirty to forty thousand litres of water a year in the average household!

As well as keeping these important tips in mind when choosing a new toilet, make sure that you know what is included with the toilet you select; some pieces are sold separately at additional cost. Get good quality advice from a professional about the best toilet for your bathroom and have it installed by a qualified bathroom renovator.

Spacious Frameless Shower Doors

If you are contemplating a bathroom renovation, it is a good idea to consult a professional renovator to help you pick your frameless shower doors. Not only will you get a quality job, you will also have access to the latest products and ideas for a modern, functional bathroom. One type of product that you might not have heard about are frameless shower doors. In this article, we will look at why these have become so popular.

There’s no denying that shower doors are easier to maintain and look more stylish than shower curtains. Being glass, they are simple to clean, provide a neat finish and help to achieve a look of spaciousness and brightness in even a small bathroom. Having a door on the shower helps to keep the water inside the shower recess so eliminates the need for cleaning up water that invariably splashes out when a curtain is used.

Shower doors have a come a long way since those early sliding types in a metal frame that were often hard to slide open and closed. Cleaning mould and soap scum off the runners could be quite difficult as well. There are now ones that open out into the room, which eliminates these problems.

The latest innovation in shower screens and doors is the frameless style. These are made from reinforced glass that is strong enough to not need a surrounding frame. They are easier to clean because there is no frame to attract grime and mould along the edges and in the corners. While they have metal hinges for strength, there are no metal frames to detract from the clean lines achieved by the glass.

Frameless glass doors in the shower give a clean, elegant, modern look that instantly brings your bathroom into the 21st century. They make the room look brighter and more spacious, something that can be very important in a small or dark room. They are easy to clean and maintain as well.

It is worth considering this style of shower door when you are planning a bathroom renovation, especially if you want to achieve a modern, elegant look with clean lines and ease of maintenance. Because the installation of a glass frameless shower door is definitely a professional job, be sure to consult an experienced bathroom renovation specialist.