Five Top Toilet Design Trends

Top Toilet Design Trends

Toilets are an essential for any bathroom, yet we don’t always give much thought to their design when installing a new one. If you are planning on adding one to a new build or replacing an old one during a bathroom remodeling project, now’s the time to put some forethought into the toilet design that will work best for you. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next bathroom remodeling project, here’s a list of five of the top toilet design trends.

Self-Cleaning Toilets

Eliminate one of the most undesirable home chores and save valuable time with a self-cleaning toilet. Every flush in a self-cleaning toilet helps to keep the bowl free of grime, germs, and stains. Some models use cleaning solutions and superior flushing technology, yet others utilize ultra-violet light and electrolyzed water. For example, the American Standard ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet uses a cleaning solution combined with a powerful VorMax flushing system, offering both a “Quick Clean” and “Deep Clean” cycle for a bowl that sparkles.

One-Piece Toilet

A single form creates a one-piece toilet. This provides a sleek look and is easier to clean, as there is no seam between the tank and bowl.

Flush Mechanisms

Today’s toilets offer various flushing options. Some styles come with a lever, others with a set of buttons that allow you to choose between alternative water settings: one with a larger flush, one with a smaller flush, which is great for water conservation. Others offer hands-free flushing, where a sensor detects hand motion to engage the flushing action.

Top Toilet Trends

Wall-hung Toilets

Wall-hung toilets are tied into the wall, rather than sitting on the bathroom floor. These offer a more contemporary look, make cleaning the floor easier and save space as well. Note that the piping for this is not in the traditional location.


These cleansing toilet seats have a water spray feature that cleans and dries the user, reducing the need for toilet paper. According to 500 National Kitchen & Bath Association designers, washlets are one of this year’s top requests.