The new trend for elongated bowls is annoying with a small bathroom as we have in our 1950's home. There are a lot of great options that have been crossed off our list because they are ridiculously large for our space, and look silly to boot.
So far we've got;
A) Dual Flush, Avg. $170
- A nice looking one piece
- 1.1 gpf - 1.6 gpf
B) Low Flow, Avg. $130
- 1.28 gpf
- Hard to find without elongated bowl design
C) Waterless Composting, Avg. $1300--What!
- Seriously expensive
- Ew, I'm not prissy, but I have a hard time with this idea
D) Grey Water Flush System, Avg $280, plus cost of toilet
- This system seems like a good idea, it uses grey water from your bathroom sink to flush the toilet so you aren't wasting fresh water every time you flush, the tank is stored in your vanity, but there are some issues that don't make it a great idea yet.
- You have to buy a toilet that has at least a 1.6 gpf rate, it won't work with dual flush or low flow toilets.
- It uses electricity for every flush, to pump the water from the storage tank to the toilet.
- It steals a significant amount of storage and can't be used with pedestal or floating style vanities.
- For the cost you could buy a really nice low flow and skirt all the issues.
- If you could get the system at a better price and make it work on low flow toilets, I would be much more excited.
Any other systems I have missed here?
Anyone have any experiences to share?