We’re talking toilets, specifically the pros and cons of installing an inwall cistern in your new bathroom.
With stylish and space saving options to suit every budget, the benefits of a hidden cistern are pretty evident. But are there any pitfalls? We spoke to Prince from Comoda Design and Renovation to separate fact from fiction and help you make the right choice for your bathroom project.
Inwall cisterns are your bathroom’s secret weapon. They offer clean lines and less bulk, come in different finishes and styles, and can make the room feel less crowded — perfect for smaller spaces like powder rooms and ensuites.
Beyond aesthetics, inwall cisterns deliver functional and practical benefits:
You can select either a floor mounted or wall-hung pan.
Inwall cisterns can be maintained and fixed via a single access button. Like any technology-based product, it’s important to do your research and buy quality brands like our favourites Hideaway+ or Geberit.
Prices for the Hideaway+ Inwall Cistern begin at $300, and while this may vary depending on style or features, the advantages that inwall cisterns offer make them well worth your consideration.
The most important thing to consider before committing to an inwall product is your cistern access point. Before you select your inwall cistern style or buttons, you will need to choose the right access option to suite your bathroom design.
Access options vary depending on the brand. Hideaway+ and Geberit both offer three cistern access options, front, rear and under counter access. Once you have decided which access point is right for your space, you can then select from a range of compatible cistern styles and buttons.
Most inwall cisterns require 90mm depth behind the wall to install. If you do not have the available space, building a wall to house the cistern is a great solution, which you can turn into a ledge for extra storage, or even design a feature wall.
Once you’ve decided on the product you are after, have a chat to your plumber or builder to find out how much space you have and how much you'll need. It’s important to remember that building a new wall will require a bit more work and a slightly bigger budget.
With multiple frame configurations available, like back to wall or wall-hung, our collection of Geberit and Hideaway+ cisterns are very versatile and can be suited to any bathroom space. Best of all, you can select from a number of compatible pans, button shapes and colours to match your bathroom style.
As long as you have determined your access point, and ensured sufficient wall depth, these pans can be blended seamlessly into any bathroom design and work wonders in smaller spaces. Their streamlined, modern look is very popular and with easy cleaning they’re great for a family bathroom with children.