Small bathrooms seem to becoming more common these days, as space becomes a premium and people try to squeeze as much use out of the limited space they have. Often, in older houses you will find a generous main bathroom on the upstairs floor and a much smaller ‘powder room’ or second bathroom tucked away downstairs. Both of these situations call for space saving design; finding the best corner toilet for this can mean designing a functional, spacious, bathroom that also looks great.
Best Corner Toilet
- Signature Hardware Braeburn– a modern look with a space saving design
- American Standard Cadet 3– low volume flushing with great performance
- Renovator’s Supply Corner Toilet– dual flushing offers water saving opportunities
In this article we’ll show you the options for best corner toilet, but there are some other space saving designs that should be considered.
- Wall Hung Toilets. These models place the tank within the wall, meaning that only the toilet bowl is taking up space in the room. Best used if you are creating a new space, renovating an old space, or are able to access the wall.
- Upflush Toilet Systems. A toilet that doesn’t require a floor drain! These toilets work with a pump and macerator so don’t require as much water; this means that the tank is a little smaller making the footprint of the toilet smaller too.
- Round Shaped Toilets. Toilets typically come in two shapes; elongated or round. Elongated models tend to jut out into the room a little more. If you’re looking for just a few extra inches of space, look for a round shaped model to save just a bit of room.
TOP PICK: Signature Hardware Braeburn
Things to Like:
- Includes seat with Soft Closing hinges
- Corner model will save space in a small bathroom
- Comfort Height
- Low flush = water conservation
With a classic and clean design, this corner toilet will look great in any modern bathroom decor. The rounded shape of the toilet bowl means it takes up even less space than other models making it our top pick for space saving design.
It also has all the features of a regular size toilet. A comfort height design meets ADA requirements making it a great option for families with older members or those with limited mobility. Low flush volume (1.28 GPF) meets EPA standards and will ensure a smaller monthly water bill.
NAME BRAND: American Standard Cadet 3
Things to Like:
- ADA Comfort Height
- Round Shape
- EverClean Surface
- Low flush volume
American Standard is a long standing brand in plumbing and fixtures. They produce quality products that stand the test of time. Installing an American Standard toilet in your bathroom ensures that it will do the job for many years to come.
Tucked into a corner of even the smallest bathroom, the round shape of the toilet bowl will take up even less space. Low flush volume still provides good flushing performance and the EverClean surface will make cleaning easier and less frequent.
Check the reviews on this one; people really like it!
GREAT VALUE: Renovators Supply Corner Toilet
Things to Like:
- Dual flush (0.8/1.6 GPF)
- Contemporary design
- Round Shape
- Stain proof finish
This model features a contemporary design and offers color matching; a chance to have your new toilet match the existing features in your bathroom. Think of this as a money saving feature as it mean that you probably won’t have to also switch out the other fixtures in order to have a cohesive look and feel.
This is also the only corner toilet model that is a dual flush; using 1.6 gallons for a large flush and only 0.8 gallons for a smaller flush. The flush button is on top of the toilet tank so the toilet can be tucked right into the corner without worrying about access to the flush handle.
Space Saving Design
Gone are the days of cramming regular sized fixtures into a small bathroom space. While this may have resulted in a (mostly) functional bathroom, it definitely didn’t win any design or best-use-of-space awards. There has been, in the last few years, a realization from bathroom fixture manufacturers, that smaller scale fittings, furniture, and fixtures are needed – and it’s even better if they look great too!
Space saving design means that you no longer have to compromise either space, or great looks, when designing a second (or even first) small bathroom:
- Corner Toilet. Using space that is normally ‘wasted’; a corner toilet tucks in neatly while still providing full functionality. These are not always the solution for a small space but work will in oddly shaped rooms.
- Corner Sink/Shower. In the same vein, a corner sink or shower unit can optimize space that is often overlooked. Stay tuned for more articles on how to maximize these space saving options.
- Trough Sink. A trough sink is generally much narrower than a traditional sink. A perfect solution for second bathrooms, or ‘powder rooms’ where the sink is primarily used for hand washing.
- Sliding Door. Consider how much room a traditional, swinging door takes up as it opens up into a room. Installing a sliding door (either within the wall, or hung on rails on the exterior) allows for the door to be opened and closed without ever breaching the space of the bathroom itself. Brilliant!
- Large Mirror. While technically a mirror doesn’t actually create space, it does create the illusion of space – and that can be just as effective! A large scale mirror can effectively double the visual space in your bathroom making it feel spacious and airy…even if it’s not.
Best Wall Mounted Toilet
Installing a corner toilet in a small bathroom space is one way to maximize space; but also consider a wall mounted toilet as an option. With the toilet tank tucked away inside the wall, the toilet bowl doesn’t take up as much space in the room. It’s a sleek, modern option that we talk about more in our ‘best wall mounted toilet‘ article.