In the past, adding a bathroom to your outside space might have seemed impractical. Today’s above-floor plumbing systems make achieving some of the most valuable outdoor improvements easier. The technology is a cost-effective way to create the ultimate outdoor oasis by allowing you to add any improvement that calls for plumbing. Having a bathroom and/or outdoor shower for guests is not only convenient but it also reduces mess and cleaning in the house as well! However, it can also be costly and time-consuming to create one separate from the main home using conventional plumbing methods.
Saniflo’s Sanicompact offers an alternative that requires no breaking up concrete or excavation to install expensive below-floor drainage. This self-contained macerating toilet is ideal for small spaces like a cabana or a changing room where homeowners might like to have a toilet. Plus, the dual-flush system saves water, which can help manage utility bills and support the environment.
A drain pump like the Sanishower can pump drain water away from various fixtures in residential applications such as a shower and sink. Housing a pressure chamber and motor, the unit is capable of pumping discharge waste up to 12 feet vertically and/or 100 feet horizontally. Easy to install, the Sanishower is small enough to fit comfortably inside a cabinet or vanity or even under a raised shower base.
Dino and Beth Gregorich found a fast and affordable way to convert their storage shed into a stylish outdoor bath and changing room using the Sanicompact. The dual-flush feature was particularly appealing to Gregorich. “You can use light flush with less water [1 gallon per flush] and a full flush with more [1.28 gpf],” he explains.
Installing the Sanicompact took less than a day, recalls Gregorich. “After a couple of weekends fixing up the shed, installing all the components and adding all the delicate touches, our swimming pool half-bathroom room was ready for use.”