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Proper location of toilet paper holder (ha ha)

Installing a new toilet paper holder. Does anyone know what the "standard" location is? I read some where it is 24-26 inches from the floor, but what about the back wall?
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e-man wrote:
Jan 26th, 2010 4:07 pm
Installing a new toilet paper holder. Does anyone know what the "standard" location is? I read some where it is 24-26 inches from the floor, but what about the back wall?
Back wall, as in behind you when sitting? Don't know how comfortable it will be to grab the roll behind you! It'll be a good stretch, if nothing else! :D

Your best bet is to sit on the toilet and see where it feels 'natural' to grab the roll. I don't think it really matters if it's to the left or right of where you're sitting, as it doesn't take much to grab the roll if you are left or right handed.

Also, a roll that is too far behind you may be a little awkward to grab, but it may be your optimal location (one of my bathrooms is set up this way)...
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Just make sure you install the toilet paper roll "over" and not "under". ZING!
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Jan 26th, 2010 4:12 pm
Back wall, as in behind you when sitting? Don't know how comfortable it will be to grab the roll behind you! It'll be a good stretch, if nothing else! :D

Your best bet is to sit on the toilet and see where it feels 'natural' to grab the roll. I don't think it really matters if it's to the left or right of where you're sitting, as it doesn't take much to grab the roll if you are left or right handed.

Also, a roll that is too far behind you may be a little awkward to grab, but it may be your optimal location (one of my bathrooms is set up this way)...
What I meant was the horizontal distance from the back wall, not on the back wall.
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I'm in the middle of renovating a powder room and was wondering the same thing. Its actually a lot more complicated than it seems. Its really not like anything else with a set spot like the toilet, sink, light fixture and mirror. Put the holder in the wrong spot and there goes the whole flow in your washroom.
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e-man wrote:
Jan 26th, 2010 5:01 pm
What I meant was the horizontal distance from the back wall, not on the back wall.
Well first of all it depends on the toilet and where you want to put the toilet paper holder, in front or beside it.

Anyway, my toilet paper holder is beside my toilet. My dad installed it for me and it's 25 inches about the ground and about 12 inches outwards from the toilet bowl.
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Jan 26th, 2010 6:52 pm
Don't screw it on the wall....why stress over it.....your Wife will tell you it is wrong... no matter what you do....

http://toiletpaperstand.org/
http://www.comforthouse.com/toilets.html

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lol. our solution too.

On the off chance it isn't "wrong" it will for sure be out of date and need replacing soon!
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Si98 wrote:
Jan 26th, 2010 5:30 pm
I'm in the middle of renovating a powder room and was wondering the same thing. Its actually a lot more complicated than it seems. Its really not like anything else with a set spot like the toilet, sink, light fixture and mirror. Put the holder in the wrong spot and there goes the whole flow in your washroom.
Are you redesigning the room? If not, just put it back where it originally was. That's what I plan to do.
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Mr Nobody wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 8:58 am
Are you redesigning the room? If not, just put it back where it originally was. That's what I plan to do.
There was no holder in the first place. I told the builder not to install them in all my washrooms because I knew I would be replacing them. Builders usually use the ceramic ones that are GLUED to the wall and a hassle to remove without damaging the drywall. The same goes for builder towel racks and mirrors.
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something so simple, yet so complicated, haha

most of ours is on the side just a little forward
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Si98 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 9:13 am
There was no holder in the first place. I told the builder not to install them in all my washrooms because I knew I would be replacing them. Builders usually use the ceramic ones that are GLUED to the wall and a hassle to remove without damaging the drywall. The same goes for builder towel racks and mirrors.
Yeah when I bought my house my dad had to deal with the ugly ceramic ones and had to patch up some walls. At the end of the day it's all on you, where you want it. Just like the towel bar, how long and where.
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Si98 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 9:13 am
There was no holder in the first place. I told the builder not to install them in all my washrooms because I knew I would be replacing them. Builders usually use the ceramic ones that are GLUED to the wall and a hassle to remove without damaging the drywall. The same goes for builder towel racks and mirrors.
I see...

So what is considered "nice" nowadays?

New houses have the ceramic ones, old houses have the metal/chrome ones.
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Mr Nobody wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 11:49 am
I see...

So what is considered "nice" nowadays?

New houses have the ceramic ones, old houses have the metal/chrome ones.
Anything that doesn't look builder. :lol:

It's not necessarily the material, it's the design.
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Mr Nobody wrote:
Jan 27th, 2010 11:49 am
I see...

So what is considered "nice" nowadays?

New houses have the ceramic ones, old houses have the metal/chrome ones.
Really depends on the look you want. Nothing wrong with ceramic or chrome as long as it flows and coordinates well with the surrounding.
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