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Cleaning your toilet has got to be the worst part of cleaning your bathroom, for obvious reasons. It’s gross, there are hard to reach nooks and crannies, and it’s a lot of work. With that in mind, shaving some of that time off is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget about these day to day inconveniences when you’re renovating your bathroom. Your head is filled with glossy images of designer vanities, state of the art shower systems, and stunning lights and mirrors, and why shouldn’t it be? That’s the best part of renovating! This is your reminder to think about the mundane routine of cleaning when it comes to picking out your toilet.
The best way to save yourself a headache later is to make sure that you get a skirted toilet. A skirted toilet is exactly what it sounds like; instead of the inner pipes being visible, a ceramic “skirt” covers them up and presents a smooth, streamlined exterior. Not only does this give your bathroom a more modern, sophisticated look, but it also means you just have to clean one flat surface, instead of having to get into the curves of the S pipe. This will cut your cleaning time in half, and make what you do have to do a lot easier.
The other thing to look for when you’re buying a toilet is how easy it is to remove the seat. A removable seat means you can simply wipe away any grime that ends up under the hinges, instead of having to clean this hard to reach spot. It also means that if your toilet seat or lid were to break, replacing it would be a breeze instead of a huge hassle. This will save you time whenever you clean your toilet, and could save you money by preventing a needlessly expensive replacement.
Do your future self a favour and consider cleanability when you’re renovating your bathroom, especially when it comes to your toilet. There’s no less pleasant task when it comes to bathroom cleanliness, and there are an infinite number of things you would rather be doing. An example of a good line of toilets are the ones from Pearl; they are all skirted and have removable lids. Keep it in mind to keep a lookout for these little things when you’re shopping, and try not to get too blinded by the glamour of a new renovation!