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    Default small powder room, 4.5' wide by 4.0' deep

    Greetings from a newbie.

    Background: I'm redoing the powder room which is small (4.5' wide by 4.0' deep). I have a 19" wide wall mounted sink (17" deep) with about 2 1/2" of space to the wall (to the right of the sink as you face it). My present toilet is about 26" to 27" deep from the back wall (I took off the tank and discarded it before I measured it). The toilet is to the left of the sink as you face it. I do not want to re-size the room or move the plumbing.

    I just read a forum topic on Toto toilets today. I was impressed with what Terry said about the Toto Guinevere model. My question is two fold: Do you think the Guinevere would be too big; and Can anyone recommend a small pedestal or wall mounted sink that would match with the Guinevere toilet? Unfortunately, the Guinevere pedestal sink is too wide. I like the design of the Guinevere and the other attributes that I read in the spec sheet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (I don't know if it's common to mix and match sinks and toilets with new renovations). By the way, I like the Kohler iron works lavatory (k-28822-1W) but it may be too pricey. I'm wondering if the white colors match?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Terry; 07-11-2009 at 07:43 AM. Reason: to add a sentence

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    The Guinevere would be about 29" from the wall to the end of the bowl.
    That leaves 19" in front of the bowl.

    The Whites are pretty close, not not perfect.

    Four feet wide is pretty narrow. Most codes would call for 30" and 30"
    Though I've seen old bathrooms that used 24" and 24"
    I don't know where they put their arms.

    Last edited by Terry; 07-11-2009 at 07:44 AM.

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    The distance from the toilet opening to the side of the lavatory will determine whether a toilet will work, regardless of the space between the sink and the wall, because the tank cannot be wider than twice that distance.

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    Default messed up on reporting dimensions!

    I apologize for the following faux pas: My powder room is 4 feet deep and 4.5 feet wide. I reversed the numbers above. Any changes to your thoughts?

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    I lived in one home that was 47" deep in the Master bath.
    It worked, tight though.

    Your knees are in the same place whether you have a round or an elongated bowl.

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    Terry,

    Based on your knee comment above, is there any other reason to choose round over elongated other than aesthetics?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post

    Your knees are in the same place whether you have a round or an elongated bowl.
    I realize this is an old post, but -- could you explain, please? I just assumed that if the bowl extends further, as an elongated bowl does, your knees would extend further, too.

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