Well, it’s the season for Halloween preparations here in America, and tales of yeechy, gross creatures and things. What better time for an interior design blog than to talk about toilets or water closets! Perhaps not the most comfortable subject to discuss, but nonetheless, we all have them!
One of the reasons we grimace when thinking about them, is the process of cleaning them, and cleaning around them. The floor mop never seems to fit into the nooks and crannies behind the toilet for thorough cleaning, and we end up on our hands and knees doing it by hand. But with the 100% raised from the floor models today, we needn’t do such things any more! What a relief! Also, if we are over 50 years of age, or have a movement challenge, we can install these models a bit higher on the wall to help us sit easier, with less bending. We couldn’t do that with a floor model!
For those using wheelchairs, raised from the floor models are great as they allow space underneath. One of the biggest hurdles to bathrooms is that the rooms are small. If there is an injury in the family, the wheelchair often can’t turn around in the bathroom; just these few inches can help so much! And yet, these models never look like they belong in a nursing home–they don’t! They are sleek and modern to fit into any home for any user.
One floorless model also has a concealed tank that fits into the wall cavity (as shown), taking even less space in the room, and allowing the room to look even more attractive. A Gerberit Concealed Tank & Carrier System claims to support 880 pounds (400 kg) with its 16 gauge steel support. And it also utilizes water-saving, dual-flush technology. I give the brand name not to endorse it, but to allow you to find this type of system should you be interested.
While we’re on the subject of toilets & water closets, one American manufacturer is producing a model that water-washes and dries the underside of the user. Water temperature and water pressure are adjustable.
Well, that’s a few solutions to yecchy things! At Breay Design we know YOUR interiors need to fit YOUR lifestyle like your favorite shoe. That’s why Sharon Breay, certified and awarded interior and yard designer named her speaking company “Does the Shoe……FIT?” If you need some help, or wish a program or workshop, contact us; we’ll be happy to work with you.