Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Modern Bath, Modern Toilet: Form has a Necessary Function

This is the most utilitarian bathroom product of them all, but it also has evolved into one of the most stylish. It’s the toilet. And yes, that’s right, we’re talking style icon. Haute is the mantra here. Specifically haute cool equals modern minimalism. Are we the first to come up with this moniker — not likely, but it is true that some of the big pros in toilet manufacturing have turned around this mundane product category with gobs of grace by designing sophisticated elongated, contoured Euro-designed toilets. As for the evolving eco-sustainable product portfolio of companies in the 21st Century, you can count us in as a proponent and seller of eco-friendly sustainable goods. has the pulse on what’s hot in design but also takes a stance on “green” with toilets with low water consumption and dual flush systems to regulate water usage.
Know that remodeling and new construction service firms report that water consumption in the bathroom is higher than elsewhere in the home. So plan ahead to save on your water bills. Be proactive with the type of low volume toilet you install. Consider a model that uses 1.6 gallons per flush, which just so happens to meet the federal standard certifying that there will be absolutely no wasted water. For those of you seeking to conserve while also being fashionable, the Fresca Bolzano toilet comes highly recommended thanks to its dual flushing system with an option of 0.8 gallons per flush or 1.6 gallons per flush.

Designed to Impress
Minimalism is a movement with a clean-line aesthetic that perfectly suits the spa/retreat at home concept that we tout so often. In our opinion, the efficient design of the minimalist toilet is as sculptural as a contoured faucet. Several of our top best sellers epitomize the minimalist modern trend: Fresca Apus and Fresca Imperia are elongated toilets that have elegant facades but also have super comfy seats. You’ve gotta love that! The shapes are Euro-style to the max, nothing ordinary. And while we support designing a master bathroom so there’s a privacy wall for private toilet time — these toilets aren’t ones that you would necessarily feel compelled to hide. In fact, we’d even go so far as to call them a focal point in their own right (along with your minimalist bathroom vanity or pedestal sink).