Sculptural Art That You Can Sit on
When it comes to style options, a well positioned toilet should command as much consideration as a beautiful piece of modern sculptural art. It would be in your best interest to give some serious thought on how your new toilet will fit into your overall bathroom layout.
Most people just go out and buy the cheapest model they can find but with so many features that manufacturers put into today’s toilets, it would be a shame not to take advantage of the options available to you. Modern toilets are stylish, offering a variety of colors, ornamental trim, size, shapes and unique designs for any home building project.
Toilets are usually made of vitreous china with a high gloss, stain resistant surface. While these ceramic pedestals are extremely resilient, they can still be chipped, cracked or broken if mishandled improperly when you are installing them.
The shape and size of your toilet will affect the feeling of breathing space in your bathroom. If legroom is at a premium then use a round bowl.
Round bowls are more compact than elongated bowls therefore take up less space. When deciding between a one piece or a two piece toilet, just remember that a one piece is lower and won’t be as high up as its more prominent two piece counter part so it will be able to fit into a broader assortment of design alternatives.
Another thing that you might want to do, is go to the home renovation store and actually sit on your proposed toilet to make sure the height and size is comfortable to you before you purchase it.
Details Give This Fixture Charm
A simple thing like choosing the right finish for the handle can change the statement you are trying to create with your toilet whether it is whimsical or vintage. These details give your toilet charm and structure.
Do you want strong geometric shapes or would a softer more cursive, flowing approach evoke a specific periodic fashion sense you are trying to create such as Victorian?
If you want your toilet to blend into the décor in an unobtrusive way then choose a one piece, neutral colored tank. On the other hand if you want to bring out the sculptural lines then light grey, white or a pastel colors will do the trick quite nicely.
Of course if you really want to emphasize your playful nature then bring on the bright colors (only for the daring of heart). You can purchase matching seats for most toilets but you don’t have to stop there.
Selecting a different type allows you to create an interesting contrast in your bathroom or you can use the toilet seat to help unify different design elements in your bathroom such as a wood seat with a wood mirror frame of the same grain. Also remember a toilet is not a garbage can, don’t treat it as one and you will avoid any unnecessary plumbing problems.