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This fall we put a Sanicompact macerating toilet from Saniflo Canada in our basement powder room. We talked about all the great reasons for choosing it here. From a practical standpoint, the best parts were that it allowed us to add a sink and toilet without breaking up the concrete floor and without using the space a conventional toilet would have taken.

You can see here what this space used to look like! Just a twee-bit stuffy! ;)

After emptying all of our contents, we planned the layout of our bathroom... This is the closet after partial demolition and before the floor went in. And yes, that is an electronic keyboard stand the sink is sitting on to temporarily visualize the space!

 This is the basic idea of where the toilet was to go. I gave myself lots of room to make the connections but still ended up cutting some framing out. I drew out on the back of the drywall where my other drains would connect. The GFI outlet is located in the bottom left corner.

Now, here is what the toilet looked like after it was installed! Quite the transformation, right?! Bye-bye cluttered basement closet, and hello new beautiful basement powder room!

[We devised our own  DIY alternative to ridiculously expensive wallpaper - and we've shared how we did it here.

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