Wall-Hung Toilets: A Stylish New Option that Saves Space & Looks Sleek and Elegant

A wall-hung toilet by Toto.

Article courtesy of totousa.com.

Until recently, wall-hung toilets have seemed quite exotic – the sort of thing seen only in Europe, where they originated, or in high-end commercial establishments. And while mounting a toilet on the wall instead of seating it on the floor seems a very modern idea, it also looks like it might be a complicated one. Fortunately, it is simple through-and-through, and the fresh look, increased floor space, and easy operation of wall-hung toilets are making them the darlings of designers and home remodelers.

At first, these newer toilets look like a whole new creature, mostly because their profile is so different from other toilets. The tank is concealed behind the wall – drywall separates it from the bowl – and it appears to hover weightlessly. These two factors make all the difference in a bathroom, especially smaller ones. Because a toilet tank adds many inches to the depth of a standard toilet, wall-hung models take up much less room, both literally up to nine inches and visually. And with no support needed underneath, they’re a dream to clean under – no more nooks, crannies, or bolts to mop and wipe around.

Wall-hung toilets also make it possible to customize the seat height to what works best for you. Once you’ve decided on a height, the toilet is bolted to an in-wall carrier and the wall is completed around it. So whether you’re taller, shorter, or enjoy the ease of getting up from a higher seat, a wall-hung toilet is a great choice.

Considering how sleek and elegant they appear, and how much space they save, they’re a smart and stylish choice for any new bathroom.

For ideas and inspiration, visit our Muskoka bath showroom at Knowles Plumbing, 279 Manitoba St., Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Instagram: @MuskokaBath

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Trends: Hamptons Style

Yes, we love Muskoka. But it doesn’t hurt to borrow inspiration from other summer places we adore, including The Hamptons.

Victoria + Albert, the classic British brand with a “passion for tubs and bathing” has turned to Bridgehampton designer Shasha Bikoff to show off the company’s gorgeous IOS tub.

“Both casual and graceful,” says V+A, “Hamptons style is defined by relaxed beach living, done in a classic and sophisticated way.

This Bridgehampton project by Sasha Bikoff Interior Design makes the most of the clean, sleek lines of the ios tub, which helps to create a serene vibe for a modern beach home. Natural daylight pours in through the window, and furnishings have been kept simple and elegant for a timeless, clean look.

Keep windows unobstructed to flood the bathroom with light, and stick to a classic, muted colour palette. Natural items such as driftwood, a jute rug, timber furnishings and fresh flowers will add softness and bring the bathroom to life.”

For more inspiration from Victoria + Albert, drop into Knowles Plumbing’s showroom at 279 Manitoba St. in Bracebridge, Muskoka, or browse through the Showroom features on our website.

Happy dreaming!

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Trends: Rustic Style

Three Bathroom Design Tips for Rustic Style
Copper bathtub

Native Trails

They call it rustic style — the art of bringing the beauty of Muskoka’s lakes and forests into the interior of your cottage or home.

Copper. Brass. Soft lighting. Rich colour. Materials aged by way of hammer strikes. In rustic style, artisan craftsmanship is employed in bathroom fixtures using time-tested techniques and natural, sustainable materials.

Using lighting, colour and texture, here are three ways to update your bath to introduce Muskoka’s natural beauty to your interior design.

  1. Texture: Hammered Copper

Copper’s rich red and golden hues are ideal in a rustic style bath. Knowles Plumbing’s Native Trails line of handmade tubs and basins in copper have withstood up to 30,000 strikes of the hammer to bring out the copper’s tempered, textured finish. Our Bracebridge showroom displays an exquisite sample of a Maestro Round basin—only one sample of the rustic style a Native Trails bath fixture can evoke.

  1. Lighting: Soft & Subdued

Slik Portfolio

When designing or re-designing your bath to embrace a rustic style, avoid harsh lighting or fixtures that shine. Instead, consider lighting and bath furniture that’s distressed or appears reclaimed — items revealing a bit of wear and tear. Knowles Plumbing’s showroom displays products in rustic style from bathware manufacturers such as Native Trails, Slik Portfolio, and Thompson Traders.

 

 

  1. Colour: Earthy & Traditional
Hibiscus copper sink

Native Trails

In choosing colours for your bath, consider shades that are earthy and traditional. The key is in selecting colours that are familiar to those entering the room. Think: denim, sage, soft yellows and reds. Ask Knowles Plumbing’s sales staff for design assistance.

For more tips, drop by our Bracebridge store at 279 Manitoba St., or contact our sales team for an appointment.

Photos courtesy of Native Trails & Slik Portfolio.

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