i didn't expect such an emotional response and so many negative...so a few additional comments:
- there are 3 boys in the house to the other half that can't use it. but not really solid justification to have one. but it does end the debate in the one bathroom on seat up or down.
- yes rest of basement at this point is starting to turn into a man cave with a 100+inch projector screen and black ceiling tiles and a bar or as my other half calls it a coffee bar which is probably more fitting.
- my home office will be moved from the main floor to the basement so great for my own use and saves a bit of water from flushing - again not a very compelling case
- if it's not obvious the little nook is intended to hide it out of the way. if required could be removed as the other side of the wall is unfinished area. we are still debating perhaps the shower stall can go into the nook and the urinal never makes the final build.
- i wasn't expecting the value of the house to go up because of this. i just hope it didn't have any impact to the resale value and most would consider other items of more importance on home value. but i didn't want to find out later that people have experiences with this and it's a HUGE headache.
- tile all around the walls so clean up is a easy. we have a cleaning lady anyhow...wonder what she would think.
- i did think of a hand dryer...but i hate having water being sprayed onto the wall and floor. bad enough today with the hand towel. and those dyson dryers and so damn noisy.
- trough is just a dumb idea but i suppose the poster was proving a point that this is a dumb idea.
- using 6L to flush a #1 is a bit excessive. but the argument ends with the low flow toilet.
- if someone can't control themselves to aim into a urinal...no way they will make a bowl down at knee level. and what the he!! are they doing in my house to begin with.
you must have this basic ability to be my friend. defriend on facebook immediately and calling out publicly.
yes there are far more important design considerations for finishing a basement.....this one just happens to be one that i'm debating myself and looking for thoughts. if i didn't care about impact to home resale value it would be installed - end of debate. clearly the stat I saw of 2% of homes have one seems to coincide with the responses so far.
again only saw them in mansions with his and her master baths and was always amazed to see them!
cost of putting one in i'm guessing is probably not much...and far more useful than a bidet. really cost of fixture and flusher which is 200-300. i suppose that could go to the stereo and media centre.
let the debate continue. maybe time for a poll.