Although the first U.S. patent for the modern toilet …then dubbed as a “plunger closet”— a precursor to America’s first flushing toilet was invented during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I during the early 17th century. But her Majesty was so jolted by its loud flushing noise that she refused to use it, and, apparently, opted to stand by her trusted chamber pot.
Despite Queen Elizabeth’s sensitivity to sound of a flushing toilet, most people felt dealing with a little noise was preferable to outhouses, latrines, or cesspools. Thus, the development of modern toilets continued to the point that every modern house was constructed with not only flushable toilets, but bathtubs, bathroom vanities and sinks, as well.
Over the years, of course, the luxury afforded by indoor toilets was taken for granted, as were bathroom sink vanity units and bathtubs. As such, it didn’t take long before the primary concerns for homeowners began to lean toward style and bathroom design. This meant more than matching colors and fixtures, but a focus on style decor that was new to bathroom
When it comes to bathroom design today, style is a fundamental part of every bathroom renovation project, and the pendulum has swung back to the functional aspects of bathroom design. This has much to do with the modern concern for the environment, which requires more efficient bathroom fixtures. This means state-of-the art large whirlpool baths and pressure assisted toilets, which help conserve water.
While bathroom stylishness is more of a priority for some homeowners than others, you’d be hard-pressed to find a homeowner who couldn’t be swayed by more efficient large whirlpool baths and pressurized toilets that are designed with saving water in mind. After all, who doesn’t enjoy saving money while also helping to save water?