We are renovating a small bathroom and I want to try and find an
aesthetically pleasing solution for the toilet paper holder.
The only good spot is to put it recessed in the side wall. That's where we
have it now. The ceramic piece we have now looks pretty crude. It's fine
with basic white tile which we have now but with the new porcelain tile we
selected we need a higher end look. I am going to ask the tile guy if he
can make a niche similar to a shower niche. It would just need to small
holes for the spindle to go into. It sounds easy enough to me but I'm not a
I hunted around online and couldn't find any pictures of exactly what I am
looking for. This one is close:
It's just a little too big looking. I would want a tighter fit.
There is no reason it can't be recessed. Two caveats...
1. The depth of the recess is limited by the hollow space in the wall + the
thickness of the wall skin on the open side.
2. Keep the opening wide enough so that you can get your fingers in to
remove the spring loaded roller.
It sounds like you are thinking of a tiled recess with holes in the tile for
the roller. If so, I think you would need some sort of bushing with holes
for the roller - could be wood, brass, plastic - in the holes in the tile or
just on it. I don't think the tile would survive long of you tried to put
the roller into the tile itself.
Is there a vanity end next to the toilet? If so, might be easier to make a