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A Smaller Toilet: Saving space in the bathroom can alleviate building bloat With the size of houses in Western countries rapidly increasing, one simple path toward more sustainable construction is building less and using space more efficiently. A logical place to do that is the bathroom, where economizing on space is typically less noticeable than in, say, the living room. And an easy way to accomplish this is using a shorter toilet, or what the trades dub “guest toilets.” This toilet requires eight centimeters less depth than a standard bowl, a 14 percent reduction. Example: Keramag Renova Nr. 1 Comprimo, seen in Flottwell Zwei, Berlin Contributed by: Heide & von Beckerath, Germany 380