Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Beautiful People Toilet

You may already know, I'm having some remodeling done.  We have a new floor, new paint, a new sink and a new toilet in one of our bathrooms.

We bought a toilet from Home Depot and on the way home, I told Alex I wanted to drop by the Jack London Kitchen and Bath showroom just to get some ideas.

When we walked in, there were about 15 toilets right near the entry, all of them rather upscale looking.  There was a sign that said "All Display Toilets $100".  Well, goodness me!

We had just paid about $200 at Home Depot for a toilet.  This was a much better deal.  Alex wanted a rather squared off looking toilet and I agreed that it was nice.  It turns out this is actually a $700 toilet.

I never imagined such an expensive toilet even existed.  I mean really!  Isn't a toilet just a toilet?  Yeah, this was "stylish", but I had never even considered a "stylish" toilet.  Go figure.

So after owning the Home Depot toilet for about a half hour, Alex returned it to the store.  The sales clerk seemed surprised that he was returning a toilet after a half hour.  He said she looked at him suspiciously.  (I think he's paranoid.)

Since I don't spend a lot of time thinking about toilets (at least until now), it never occurred to me that this toilet's dimensions might not be the same as our previous toilet which was sadly somewhat broken.  After Guy, my contractor, installed the toilet, he called me in and told me that it was too close to the wall.  Apparently, the toilet was larger than the one we were discarding.

Since the hole in the floor for the toilet was there already, there really wasn't much that could be done.  I went over and sat on the toilet and said, "Well, it's fine for me!"  Guy agreed, but added, "Not a place for big people though," and he was right.

When Alex arrived home, I pointed out the problem to him and in his usual optimistic way he said, "Well, we'll just tell everyone this toilet is only for the beautiful people!"

44 comments:

  1. Our new toilet is only for the beautiful people too. By the time we had our shower unit and dry walling installed, it knocked a few inches off the area width.



    We tried a square toilet in the store, but found the seat too uncomfortable for us. I felt like I was falling into it ;)

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  2. I haven't actually used the toilet yet, Babs. Right now, it's just for looking at.

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  3. The salesman advised us to try them all out in the store, as they all differed in shape and height, so we did. We picked the one that was just right for us little people :)

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  4. Lovely new bathroom. Very stylish and modern. I'm not sure how I'd like a squared off toilet, but it is attractive. As far as it being too close to the wall, there are a ton of building codes that are annoying when you are in the process of remodeling...especially older house.

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  5. Thanks Linda! Our house was built in 1880 and is on the historical register. We can't do anything on the outside (or windows) without approval.

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  6. And here I thought the building codes were strict.

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  7. I'm flush with excitement for you. Too bad I didn't get there to try it out. One day.

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  8. Cool toilet. From looking at the picture, I thought it was smaller than a regular toilet. As long as you and Alex fit, that's the important thing.

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  9. Now Dufus, it's really too bad you didn't get to christen it (so to speak). But yes, one day you will.

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  10. I took the photo at kind of a weird angle. It's fairly big.

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  11. It's clearly for a size 4 ass. ;)

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  12. The size of the butt matters less than the size of the shoulder in this case, Jayne. You would fit just fine on the beautiful people toilet.

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  13. At least you only had to return a toilet once to Home Depot! (Says the woman who had to go through 5 shipments to get one that wasn't crushed.) As for the beautiful people... happily anyone can use my new toilet.

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  14. I'm afraid my not-size-4-ass will preclude my enjoying your new toilet. *sigh* I guess I'll have to share with Alex.

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  15. Alex can use this just fine and he's not a size 4 either. Neither am I. The toilet is big enough, just sort of close to the wall.

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  16. Linda, I'm quite tall and I figured out how I could use this quite easily. I'd just ride 'er sidesaddle. Of course, I'd grab some toilet paper before sitting down otherwise I would probably break a bone spinning around to get it later. Lord knows I've had far bigger problems in bathrooms than this. ;-)

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  17. Well, I knew from photos you were mostly gams! That should prove no problem at all, Cheryl!

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  18. Dammit, another one I can't sit on... Good to see you typing Linda, hope you're a bit better =) Indigo x

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  19. I'm improving, thanks, Indigo. Another couple of weeks of physical therapy may even make it better, but i don't think it'll go back to "normal". No worries! It's a hell of a lot better than it was.

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  20. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comOctober 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Now that's a cool-looking toilet!

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  21. I love the color of the wall. I wouldn't mind spending time in that bathroom. Where is the reading material? I'm glad you're improving.

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  22. Thanks, Lauren. I am better! I liked the color too. It's called "Sidewalk Chalk" and it is kind of a "happy" color!

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  23. It looks all stylish and European to me, Fi.

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  24. Oh I would be SO HONORED to try out your toilet... I would sit delicately, I would flush and I would wash my hands. I don't know if I am beautiful enough... but at least I can ask! :) I loved this post... grinning ear to ear!

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  25. Katherine, of course you are a beautiful people. You would fit on that toilet just fine. And having you grace the unit would be an honor!

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  26. I've never seen a square toilet before!

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  27. I love Alex's answer to the problem!

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  28. Ahahahahah AhaHHAHAH!! Alex is hilarious!

    And also - I had no idea "fancy toilets" could cost over $700.00!

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  29. Little Sis, I don't think I've ever before "gone shopping" for a toilet in the first place!

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  30. So if I fit, I'm one of the "Beautiful" people?

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  31. You would "fit" just fine Ann. And of course you are one of the Beautiful people!!!

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  32. You always make me feel so good. The Powder Room (as we call it down here) looks lovely.

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  33. Thank you, Honey! (And, since I know you in the flesh, I can honestly call you one of the Beautiful people!)

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  34. I've been working out so I know I will fit :-)

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  35. No question, you are a "beautiful people" from one end to the other.

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  36. Kato, you are one of the "beautiful people" so it's fine.

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  37. Well, you are both beautiful, so I guess it works))!!! Xx

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  38. Thank you, Kim. We both fit on it (just barely).

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  39. The Equestrian VagabondNovember 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    haha - so now I know what my nephew means when he calls himself one of the Beautiful People! hahahahaha

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  40. Your nephew sounds funny! Alex is funny too! Stupid funny sometimes, but funny!

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