Published on February 19th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


How to hide the cistern

Izzy does a terrific job covering up the cistern.

She says, “Ikea has just brought out a new range of bathroom furniture and I wanted to do a back to wall toilet with concealed cistern to match. The pictures show how to get the cistern and toilet waste to run through the Lillangen cabinet – the remote flush on top will eventually go through a piece of worktop.”

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10 Responses to How to hide the cistern

  1. pumpkin says:

    How did you attach the front panel without screws showing,

  2. Knut says:

    Why did you do this? This toilet will now protrude further into the bathroom than an ordinary toilet would (taking more space)

  3. izzymac says:

    The toilet was £180 delivered, search ebay under concealed cistern toilet – they’re still available. The sink is Ikea and designed to go with the lillangen unit.
    It’s quite tight for access but I can get to the cistern and water inlet easily through the top and the flexible soil pipe and flush pipe from underneath. You could make the front panel removable but I didn’t want to spoil the clean lines by screwing it on from the front though it would maybe hang off a couple of brackets at the back.
    Thanks for the comments

  4. epdrama says:

    im loving it

  5. epdrama says:

    i like this design

  6. Keter says:

    How easily can the toilet be accessed for maintenance?

  7. Janet says:

    That looks really nice, modern.

  8. Wow I would have never have thought of doing that, it looks great. Good idea!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can we get more info on the fixtures? I love that sink, and I have never seen a toilet like that before.

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