Andrew Betts’ inspiring toilet.
As he showed us round his charming eight-bedroomed Regency home in Kensington, lavatorial pride shone in his eyes.
“Well, since I’ve only lived here 3 years I’ve never had the bathroom done, so the loo predates me. But I like it - it’s solidly engineered, and has no unnecessary adornments or frills. It manages to be elegant, stylish and utilitarian at the same time, and has the dual flush thing which makes it efficient whilst still being able to cope with edge cases. The mechanism is however a bit sensitive - placing anything on top of the cistern tends to cause a slow continuous flush, owing to the slight protrusion of the flush button.
The scales are a recent addition. They measure 7 different body metrics via some kind of clever impedance calculation. However the lack of wireless data syncing or smartphone app means readings must be taken by actually looking at the scale.
The mat is a Homebase purchase I’m particularly pleased with - it’s very absorbent but dries quickly - important in this bathroom as the shower is over a bath with a glass screen and I never find screens very effective at keeping the water off the floor.”
His toilet is open for private viewings, via the usual channels.