A toilet in the bathroom is a necessity, but that doesn't mean it should be the first thing you see when you enter the room. Despite it's usefulness, the toilet can make the user feel embarrassed if it's in a prominent or awkward location in the bathroom, even when safely concealed behind locked doors. This makes your plans for fitting a toilet in your bathroom important.
A toilet in the bathroom is a necessity, but that doesn’t mean it should be the first thing you see when you enter the room. Despite it’s usefulness, the toilet can make the user feel embarrassed if it’s in a prominent or awkward location in the bathroom, even when safely concealed behind locked doors. This makes your plans for fitting a toilet in your bathroom important.
Keep your guests (and family!) comfortable by fitting a toilet in a location that’s useful, but not eye-catching.
Places to Consider Fitting A Toilet
Beside the Vanity
This is one of the most common places to situate the toilet. The sink and vanity, also a necessity in the bathroom, shields the toilet from immediate view when entering a room, helping visitors feel secure and comfortable. The vanity can also provide easy access to extra toiletries.
Fitting A Toilet Off to the Side
If you have a small bathroom, position your toilet off to the side rather than directly across from the door so that users will feel more comfortable and less as if they are on display should that door accidentally pop open.
Another way to shield the toilet is by installing a dividing wall. This is a particularly successful solution if your toilet is already in a prominent location and piping complications make it difficult to move. Dividing walls can be artistic, stylized to match the rest of the bathroom. Full length walls, or partial walls can also be designed to include storage for easy access to those extra rolls of toilet paper. If you’ve got a tight budget, you can even consider installing a stable storage shelf rather than a wall.
If you’ve got a large enough bathroom with the space, you may want to consider the benefits of enclosing the toilet in an entirely separate room within the restroom. Not only does this allow for maximum privacy and the opportunity to contain embarrassing odors, but it makes it possible for multiple individuals to prepare at the vanity on busy mornings.
If your toilet needs less prominence in your bathroom, and you need a hand with bathroom design and construction, contact us today. We’ll set up your free on-site consultation to provide you with the comfort and privacy you need for your bathroom, including fitting a toilet into your overall bathroom design.