Our Top 10 Recommendations for Compact Toilets
If a bathroom in your home is smaller than you’d prefer it to be, there are a few things you can do to save space. You can make your storage of toiletries as efficient as possible, installing shelves or reorganizing your cabinet. One option that will maximize space, in the long run, is to install a compact toilet.
A one-piece toilet is ideal for a small space. They are easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to maintain. If you’re thinking of upgrading your toilet or making a bathroom a little roomier, we’ve listed our top ten recommendations below for the best space-saving toilets.
What to Look for in a Compact Toilet
If you’ve decided to save some space with a compact toilet, here are some considerations. These are more or less the same factors to think about when purchasing a standard-size toilet, although compact toilets have their unique characteristics.
Compact toilets have a fairly broad price range. On the whole, though, they are generally more expensive than their larger counterparts. This is because one-piece models are generally easier to install, clean, and maintain than two-piece models. That efficiency of design tends to be reflected in the price tag.
- Water Efficiency
This is always something you want to know about a toilet before purchasing. When browsing your options, keep this in mind to get a sense of just how efficient each one is. In the long term, you want to limit water consumption as much as possible.
- Comfortable Design
Compact toilets can save space while remaining comfortable and easy to use. The main factor here is the toilet bowl. Whether it’s an elongated or rounded bowl, make sure it’s a good size. Elongated toilet seats are generally considered to be more comfortable. Also, consider the material it’s made out of when making your selection.
- Ease of Installation
If you’re thinking about getting a compact toilet to get the most out of your bathroom space, consider the installation factor. Some are easier to install than others. Make sure you go with one that will accommodate the space and budget you have to work with.
Top 10 Space Saving Toilets
Here are our top recommendations for compact toilets.
Saniflo 023 Sanicompact
The Saniflo 023 Sanicompact is the gold standard for compact toilets. This one-piece toilet is incredibly easy to install. It can even be used in spaces where a plumbing system isn’t yet installed, as it can easily connect to the closest waterline. This versatility makes it ideal for spaces where you might not have even considered the possibility of installing a toilet.
Whether in a half bath, a basement, a converted closet, or a commercial restroom where space is limited, the Saniflo 023 Sanicompact should be somewhere near the top of your list of options. It has a comfortable design and boasts a thrifty one-gallon flush.
For more information on this option, check out this video from the manufacturer.
Horrow HWMT8733 Small Space-Saving Toilet
This is another great space saver that shares many great qualities with the option listed above. Its design is simple, comfortable, and built for easy cleaning. That can be said of all compact toilets due to their relative lack of corners and crevices. But this one is especially easy to clean. It’s made of a material with a self-cleaning glaze along the surface, making for a thorough flush.
This is one of the smaller compact options, making it ideal for particularly confined spaces. It has a powerful flush while limiting water consumption. While not as expensive as the option listed above, it’s also not as easy to install in places without a pre-existing plumbing system. However, this is still a great option for a compact toilet in a compact space.
Kohler San Souci Comfort Height Compact Elongated Toilet
The Kohler San Souci Comfort Height Compact Elongated toilet emphasizes comfort. Its design illustrates that smaller size doesn’t come at the expense of comfortable use. This is apparent in the elongated bowl, as well as the height. Both of these qualities liken it to a standard-size toilet, though in reality, it takes up far less space.
It features Kohler’s AquaPiston canister system. This flushing technology fills the bowl with water from multiple, specific angles. It’s designed to completely remove all waste particles from the bowl with each flush, making for minimal cleaning. Also, unlike other comparable compact toilets, the flush is relatively quiet in addition to being highly effective and water efficient.
American Standard Concealed Trapway Cadet 3 Right Height Toilet
American Standard is a highly reliable manufacturer, so it’s no surprise that they have multiple compact toilets worthy of this list. Unlike many others on the list, however, the Concealed Trapway Cadet 3 Right Height is a two-piece model. It’s still a very high-quality, space-saving toilet to have.
These check all the boxes you can expect from this list: comfortable to use, easy to clean, minimal water consumption, and compact design. What sets it apart is its wide siphon trap way. Despite using a single flush, the combination of its extra-wide trap way and valve makes clogging highly unlikely.
It’s covered with an Everclean surface and features a pressurized rim that makes cleaning especially easy. You will save time, water, and space with this model. However, this is another one that’s outside the scope of DIY installation, unlike some simpler options.
Galba Small Space-Saving Toilet
When it comes to saving space, this one might be the most effective in that department alone. As its title suggests, this is a small toilet – one of the smallest available. A little over two feet long and a little over one foot wide, this narrow design is built to take up as little space as possible.
The elongated bowl and vitreous china material make for comfortable use, despite its compact design. However, with a 15.5-inch seat height, it is not ideal for taller individuals. It’s still quite durable and can withstand an incredible amount of weight for its size.
It is a water-saving dual flush toilet, and its compact design makes for minimal cleaning. The main selling point here, though, is the size. If you’re concerned about fitting a toilet into your allotted space, take a look at this one.
Renovator’s Supply White Ceramic Round Dual-Flush Corner Space-Saving Toilet
The Renovator’s Supply White Ceramic Round Space Saving Dual Flush Corner toilet is another great option for limited space. As its name suggests, it is ideal for a tight corner. Like the Galba Small Toilet, this one will succeed where others fail to fit properly in a small space. This is one you need to look into before giving up on installing a toilet where it just doesn’t seem spatially possible.
Swiss Madison Sublime II Compact 1-Piece Toilet
The Swiss Madison Sublime II is a compact, one-piece option with decent height and a comfortable, elongated seat. It has a dual flushing system, allowing you to save water by opting for the half flush or full flush. Between the height and the elongated bowl, this is another space saver that puts a premium on comfort.
With a great-looking skirted design, a soft-closing seat, and a conservative flush, this toilet is perfect for any bathroom, big or small. However, this is another one that requires a more complicated installation. If you go with this toilet, it’s recommended that you contact a plumber to assist with getting it installed.
Kohler K-5401-0 Veil Skirted Toilet
This is another compact one-piece. It’s made of high-quality vitreous china material and features an efficient dual-flush system. In addition to the efficiency of its design and water usage, it also boasts some more advanced tech. This includes LED lighting for nighttime use and a touchscreen remote for custom features.
These features range from the temperature control of both the water and the seat to pressure control of the flush. It also features automated deodorization and self-cleaning functions! This is a unique toilet that offers both luxury and efficiency.
Toto CT418F#01 Aquia Space-Saving Toilet
This is a great space-saving toilet to consider for a small bathroom. It’s got the EPA WaterSense certified dual flushing system, vitreous china body, and compact design you’d expect from one of the top options on the market. It also has one of the better seat heights on this list, as its sleek build doesn’t compromise on height.
In addition to being taller than many of its competitors, it’s also well-equipped to prevent clogging. It has a 2.125-inch trap way, which is certainly on the wider side. While it’s another of the few two-piece models on this list, it’s fairly simple to install.
American Standard 2887.216.020 H2Option Toilet
Another great compact space-saving toilet choice from American Standard is the 2887.216.020 H2Option Toilet. It meets all the standard criteria you’ll find on this list: sturdy, economic design, efficient water consumption, easy to use, and easy to clean. The WaterSense certified H2Option Siphonic dual flush will help you save water.
The surface glaze of the bowl makes for an easy clean. The elongated bowl makes for a comfortable seat. The pre-assembled one-piece body makes for a uniquely easy installation. These factors all add up to another top-quality space-saving toilet.
Don’t Just Save Space – Save Time and Money Too
Make the most out of your bathroom with an efficiently designed space-saving toilet. Space-saving toilets are necessary for small bathrooms. Many of them are still great options for large bathrooms where space conservation is less of a concern. Either way, any toilet on this list can be counted as a reliable option for your home or business.
Any of these models from this list will save you the time it takes to clean a standard-size toilet, the stress of dealing with clogs, and the money wasted on inefficient flushes. If you’re thinking of exploring your options, reach out to Laury Heating Cooling & Plumbing for expert consultation on maximizing your savings.