added by and123
(9 months ago)
3. Think "wall mounted" to make great use of space. The tank of a wall-mounted toilet is inside the wall behind it, so it uses the depth of the wall to reduce how far it protrudes into the room. For the carrier system inside the wall, you can get one that either fits into a wall with 2-by-6-inch studs or one that recesses into a wall with standard 2-by-4 studs.
I'm not a contractor, but in general, exterior walls have 6-inch studs and interior walls have 4-inch studs. Once in awhile you may have things already inside the wall that would be problematic to reroute, so installing your wall-hung toilet recessed into the wall may not be right for you. But consider building out a section of wall specifically to house the carrier system. Although it won't reduce how far the toilet protrudes into the room, you can create storage above it for a seamless look that is highly functional.
Capturing all of that storage space above the carrier system definitely costs a lot more than installing a cabinet on stilts that straddles your toilet tank, but it looks so much nicer.