: We are upgrading a small bathroom and would like to have a tiled countertop that would extend over the back of the toilet. We are obviously looking for low profile and like the Toto Ultramax or Carlyle. Our question is, how much room do I need for maintenance between the top of the toilet and the bottom of the countertop?
If you maintain the height of the countertop and install a shelf above the toilet tank, there will probably not be enough room to service a convential toilet. Do the plumber a favor and install a section of the shelf that can be lifted out of the way or have shelf hinges installed above the toilet tank.