Friday, February 27, 2009

Toilet Options for a Small Bathroom

It may come as a surprise that certain toilets are better in small bathrooms than others. Since maximizing space is a priority, here are a few suggestions for choosing the best toilet for a small bathroom.

Wall Hung Toilets

These toilets save space mainly because their tanks are installed inside of your wall. A Wall Mounted Toilet can also beneficial according to "Mary" from Eastern Washington because they are the “easiest and fastest [to clean] because there is no base to work around on the floor and no tank to clean”. "Jonesy" from San Diego shared this example of a wall-mounted toilet in his gorgeous bathroom.


Wall Hung Toilet

High Tank Toilets

High tank toilets are similar to wall hung toilets because the tank is not in a traditional location. In this case the toilet bowl is located on the ground, while the tank sits higher up, requiring a pull-chain for flushing. Other names for these types of toilets include High Tank Water Closets and Pull Chain Toilets

The photo below displays a Cheviot High Tank Water Closet.

Cheviot High Tank Toilet

Other Toilet Options

If you are going for a more traditional looking toilet, the wall hung and high tank may not suit you. Here are some toilets that our customers found appropriate for the limited space they had in their bathrooms. "Cal66" from Iowa was pleased to find this TOTO Toilet was “both tall and small enough to fit in [their] bathroom which has a door that opens next to the toilet.”

Toilet by TOTO


"Joseph" from Chicago, Illinois found that this Cheviot Toilet, paired with a pedestal sink pictured in the Sheffield Suite Package was “[functional] yet small enough not to shrink and already small room”.

Sheffield Suite Including Toilet and Sink