Design Trend: A New Fixture Comes to the Bathroom

Urinals are becoming a popular feature for those with separate his and hers master baths or water closets separated from the rest of the bathroom.

BY April 24, 2014














My hubby is smitten with the idea of having his own urinal since seeing one inside the his portion of a double master bath in a model home years ago. He even remembers the brand: Toto. Turns out he’s ahead of his time (He also claims to have invented “booyah” and re-introduced “cat” into the American vernacular, as in “That guy’s a cool cat.”). Urinals, according to Lenora Campos, Toto’s senior manager of PR and branding, are a “burgeoning trend,” popular in master baths with dedicated water closets or separate his-and-her baths. “Men crave the convenience, and women appreciate the cleanliness and water savings," Campos says.

Urinals use about half a gallon of water per flush and Toto’s Lloyd model, about $1,200, can be upgraded with an electronic flush valve. Seems simple enough (as long as it’s mounted at proper height).

Toto's Lloyd urninal uses much less water than a typical toilet, making it good for the environment.


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