As we have seen earlier in the last article ” What are the mistakes not to make while separating the toilet from the bathroom“, it is best to avoid building thick walls as much as possible. Instead, turn to lightweight partitions. They are enough to protect your bathroom from splashes and bring some privacy to your WC area.
Easy to install, the partition can be pre-drilled to let light through. You can also bet on a half-wall, and why not use it to store toiletries or decorative objects?
Tip: bet on an original coating to bring a decorative touch to your bathroom. You can paint, tile, or wallpaper your partition.
Use a storage unit
A storage column is an ideal solution for partitioning while optimizing your space. You can store towels, toilet paper, and beauty products there, but also use them to display knick-knacks and green plants.
You will find furniture specially designed for this use.
Install a sliding door
A sliding door is an excellent option to completely partition your space without taking up a lot of space. Indeed, this type of door is generally very compact. In particular, the pocket door, which disappears behind the partition in the open position. It is easily installed at the same time as the partition.
Beyond their practical aspect, sliding doors bring a zen atmosphere to the water features. You will find many Japanese-inspired models that let light through.
Install a wall-hung toilet
To separate the toilet from the bathroom without enclosing your space too much, you can also install a wall-hung toilet. This type of toilet has free-standing areas. Therefore, it allows plenty of light to pass through.
Here, the separation will be above all visual. Indeed, a wall-hung toilet will let you clean the floor easier.
Use a recess in the wall
Does your bathroom have a niche in the wall? Use it to install your toilet! In this way, you separate it from the rest without having to partition your space.
In this case, you will need to make sure that you have good lighting in your WC area. It will often be necessary to install an additional light source above your toilet.
What you must remember?
You now know the essentials to separate your toilet from your bathroom in an aesthetic and functional way. Here is what you should take away from this article:
- Separate toilets offer many advantages: better hygiene, greater privacy, and protection against bad odors.
- If you’re not careful, building a wall can obscure and overwhelm your bathroom space.
- To start, choose a light partition: half-wall, claustra, sliding door, storage column, etc.
- Do not neglect the lighting of your WC area.
- The decoration and the choice of colors also influence the impression of space.
- Bet on compact equipment: wall-hung toilets, walk-in showers, washbasin integrated into the toilets, etc.
- Plan enough storage space to benefit from a functional bathroom;
Finally, do not forget to provide good ventilation to avoid humidity problems.