No one knows exactly who invented the first toilet, but we do know that toilets were being used in some form more than 3,000 years ago. One of the crudest examples of an ancient toilet can be found in medieval England. The castles there had tiny rooms containing a seat with a hole that led directly outside. Waste would drop right into the castle moat, where it would accumulate until it was swept into the river—the same river where people downstream bathed and got their drinking water.
Plumbing systems and toilets, as well as their immediate surroundings, have come a long way since then, and they continue to evolve. Home improvement website Houzz.com conducted a study of bathroom trends and found that homeowners who upgrade are going after specialty features, including more luxury items. This is often accomplished at the expense of adding more space.
1] High-End Toilets
Tricked-out toilets are the norm in Japan and are reportedly seen in upwards of 70 percent of all homes there. The special features have created a lot of publicity in the U.S., some of it amusing, some more analytical. Options include a heated seat, warm-water cleansing, a flushing sound to obscure “other” noises, remote control, customized settings, air purification systems, music …
the list goes on.
It’s taken years, but many believe that luxury toilets are finally beginning to catch on in the U.S., where, until only recently, even a bidet was seen as unusual, even suspicious. Today, 5 percent of new or remodeled master bathrooms are equipped with a bidet, according to Houzz’s 2015 Bathroom Trends Study….
For more information on Toilet Trends, including toilets with separate space, and pumping products that dispose of waste water and gray water without requiring access to drainage pipes below the toilet, – See: http://www.proremodeler.com/toilet-trends-flush-inspiration#sthash.5MiWqjd9.lk0UFUzd.dpuf