Small bathrooms are something most of us have to contend with. Either squeezing another bathroom into an existing home, tucking a powder room under the stairs or remodeling an older home with a teeny tiny bath – all present space issues. One of the best solutions to making the most of bathroom space is choosing the right toilet. When it comes to beautiful bathroom design, maximizing and not wasting space: hang the toilet and hide the plumbing.
This is nothing new or some burning hot design trend. Geberit has been creating wall hung toilet systems for over 40 years and is readily available from most better plumbing suppliers around the country. They are the originator of the wall hung concept and this system works with wall hung toilets of most major manufacturers such as Duravit, Kohler, Porcher, etc.
You know how we love to ignore or poo-poo what is different… American manufacturers are a bit late to the dance on this one. Let’s dispel the myths about hanging a toilet on the wall:
- The toilet will not fall off the wall.
- The toilet is completely serviceable.
These are the two most common roadblocks people try to throw up which are completely unsubstantiated. Geberit wall hung toilet system will support up to 880 lbs, so we’re good. They are affixed to a frame which fits within standard 2 x 4 wall construction which creates the illusion the toilet is floating on a wall when in reality it is not going anywhere.
Hide the Uglies!
Seriously who wants to look at the toilet tank? Concealing the tank and carrier system of a toilet allows an everyday item to be aesthetically pleasing. Rather than deal with this constant eyesore of a dust-magnet, hiding it makes life so much simpler.
Talk about one stop mopping, no more trying to get the mop around the base of the toilet! We know this is never the end, then you have to get on your hands and knees with a sponge to get be hind the toilet where the mop doesn’t fit. Crisis averted. Beautiful and built to last. Geberit allows one to have a luxury bathroom even in a tight space.
The toilet is certainly not considered the “fun zone” of the home, however there is no reason a toilet can’t be attractive, promote a streamlined look, be easy to clean and allow you the gift of space. When is comes to a small bathroom or powder room, 4-6″ can make a world of difference in terms of livability. There are a number of wall hung toilet manufacturers to get the actual basis from, but Geberit is my choice for a stylish space saving toilet system.
Photos: 1 – Kenneth J, Hans, 2, 3 & 5 – Geberit