BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

A Tribute To the Toilet

The humble toilet is the unsung hero of the house. It’s taken for granted now, but it was once a game-changing addition to the modern home, and to the modern bathroom specifically.

But, the toilet, the throne, commode, thundermug, porcelain bus driver’s seat, etc, didn’t come to the civilized world fully formed. It has changed along with the rest of what we’ve come to view as the modern home. As such, we thought it was a good idea to review some of the popular models down through the centuries, and ones that you can expect to see in other parts of the world even today.

So, American Standard look out! Here’s Bob the Toilet Salesman to review the pantheon of porcelain gods that have graced households for centuries.

Rob Jones

Rob served as Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home from 2007-2016. He is a writer, Dad, content strategist, and music fan.


  1. American passion for the 17th century designed “Crappiere” will necessarily come to an end, and adaptation of water free systems for recovery of humanure for fertilizing purposes will become a new economic reality. 16 gallons od drinking grade water for each use is simply not economic. Destruction od lakes, streams, and shorelines for disposal, a negative thing, now catching up on America. high cost oil coming at Americans will sway them form usung petroleum products for making fertilizer, when they realize, that by diverting humanure as a resource flow they can get, from anaerobic digestion, methane fuel, and a safe fertilizer slurry – no purchasing from foreign nations needed.
    First the very poor, then the failing middle class, to suppliment incomes, and finally the Uber Rich to conform, will convert, as the U.S. fiat, “Funny Money” is reduced in value by warring with Iran, Syria and others around the world. As Americans well know, they now pay for Iraq, by driving only smaller Asian cars, no more grand Oldsmobiles around, Big Buick Electra 225’s all gone, even the Chrysler Imperial’s rarely seen, Next on the block: “Crappieres”! You bet.

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