Understanding Bathroom Renovation Toilet Options

Navigate Bathroom Renovations, your custom renovations Perth team, have curated a list of ‘toilet terminology’ to help you understand your options, when considering a toilet renovation in Perth.


Firstly, what are some reasons to renovate a toilet with a bathroom builder?

  • This your chance to fix any existing problems with your toilet
  • A toilet renovation might open a better use of the space 
  • Update the look of your toilet, and over all bathroom 
  • Increase the resale value of your Perth home
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • A renovation can be just what you need to make your toilet safer
  • This is your chance to add some SMART features to your toilet

What is a cistern?

Toilets are a necessary part of life, but they can be tricky to work. The toilet features several components like the cistern, which holds water you flush your fixture with after using it – this will pour into bowl and send waste down the drain once flushed.

Here are four options for toilet cisterns, with examples:

  1. Close coupled

The close coupled toilet is a fairly common design, with the cistern mounted on top of the bowl/pan as one complete unit. The flush button sits atop this accessory and there are no visible pipes connecting it directly into your water source, so you can enjoy clean hands after use.

  1. Back to wall

The benefits of a back to wall toilet are that it’s easy for you, the user. With no gap in between your pan and wherever its mounted against the wall, there’s less space to accumulate dirt or grime over time if not cleaned regularly. It also means these types of toilets take up less flooring width than other styles, with an exposed water tank below them.

  1. Wall-hung

Wall-mounted bathroom fixtures are similar to backless pans. The main difference is that they’re elevated off the floor, giving you more space in small bathrooms or powder rooms.

  1. In-wall cistern

The sleek and stylish in-wall cistern has become a feature of its own with the ability to seamlessly integrate into any bathroom style. The flush button plate now acts as another option for you, allowing one easy access point when it comes time for maintenance or repairs on this essential piece of equipment!

Get in touch with Navigate Bathroom Renovations, bathroom remodelling Perth

We understand that you need a toilet upgrade in your home as soon as possible, which is why we work quickly and thoroughly to get it done. Our custom renovations Perth team will go out of their way to ensure you get an amazing, finished renovation, with excellent service. We look forward to starting this process soon.

Speak to our expert team of bathroom builders today. We are known as the go-to Balcatta team, who specialise in custom renovations Perth. You can explore our unique process here, to get a feel for our points of difference. 

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