After much contemplation during a bathroom upgrade, I decided on going with the recessed toilet paper holder. I couldn't be happier! As long as you are somewhat handy with a level and utility knife, it's a breeze to install. It doesn't come with a bracket but I highly recommend ordering the Franklin Brass spring bracket. Including cutting the opening (after carefully making sure you are between the studs) the whole thing took less than half an hour.
New cabinet in the basement bathroom didn't leave a lot...
July 6, 2017
New cabinet in the basement bathroom didn't leave a lot of room for the toilet paper holder. Contractor recommended a free standing dispenser, but wife said no. This turned out to be a great solution. Paired it with the Delta recessed wall clamp (Model # 204082154) for a tight, secure fit. Since this was being installed into the cabinet instead of the wall, it did need to be mounted behind the false front drawer. Instructions recommended a 5.25" square hole, but used a 5" for a little better fit, although no part of the hole was visible after installation. No issue with a new roll of toilet paper fitting inside. Look and function get a thumbs up.
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Response from FranklinBrassSupportJuly 10, 2017
Dmikk, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your thoughts on the Recessed Toilet Paper Holder. I am so glad that this product worked for your project. Your recommendations will be a great help for other customers looking to purchase this item. We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Best, Corinne with Customer Care
We purchased three recessed toilet paper holders to inspect for our remodel project. We were really pleased with the sturdy construction of Franklin Brass Recessed Toilet Paper Holder. It was much heavier than other brands. The Franklin Brass had a much nicer overall design INCLUDING BEVELED EDGES – it was apparent that greater attention to detail was put into this product. The roller was also heavier and NOT plastic. Most importantly, the DEPTH was significantly greater to accommodate larger size toilet paper rolls. Of the three Recessed Toilet Paper Holders purchased for inspection, one was 1” in depth; another 1 ¼” in depth. The Franklin product was 1 3/4” in depth.
We really loved this fixture, but preferred Polished Chrome to the Satin Nickel; however, that was not a Home Depot purchase option. We called the company directly; they were very polite and helpful and sent out a Polished Chrome Recessed Toilet Paper Holder, which was perfect for our project. . I would recommend Home Depot to offer Polished Chrome as a purchase option for this product.
This product does not come with the installation bracket – be sure to remember to order that separately.
Pros: Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Durable, Depth, High Quality
We bought this holder to replace another one that was gold. It was really easy to install but we also had the plate that goes behind the wall to keep it in place. Fits nice and snug and seems like it will hold up well.
Pros: Sturdy, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Good Use of Space
Most people want to know how far a full roll of TP sticks out from the wall, since a recessed holder is installed in small bathrooms or regular bathrooms that don't have room for a standard roll holder, which stick out quite a bit and risk getting bumped or completely knocked off the wall by drunks or kids. with this particular holder, a fresh 4.5" roll protrudes about 4" from the drywall, which should save you some clearance room over a standard roll holder.
Install can be a little complex for novices. once you find out where your studs are (don't cut your studs! just drywall !) you can cut your access hole, I think it comes with a template to assist in sizing the hole. I used a oscillating saw with a drywall bit but you could probably use a rotary tool like a dremel or drywall hand saw.
Once I cut the hole I could see insulation because it's an exterior wall so I was unable to screw directly through the rear of the shell (two screw holes and screws provided) for fear of punching through the outside of the house. since I mounted it flush against the side of the stud, I am going to try to anchor into the stud on the side of the shell, which will be tricky. if that doesn't secure it well enough I will buy the bracket that home depot sells. it is not clear to me exactly how to install the holder without this bracket - even if you are mounting into an interior wall you would have to be concerned about running the mounting screws through the far side into the next room. (the bracket gets set into the hole and you can screw the holder into the bracket. allegedly.) I suppose if you cut a super accurate hole in the drywall you may be able to glue the whole thing in.
Ordered this on-line so didn't see it until it was delivered. This toilet paper holder seems fairly solid and well built, although it seemed about the same as some less expensives one in the store (some came with their own mounting bracket included). The spring in the tube is a little to strong for now so you need to get a little leverage to take it out but better this than to weak. Install was fairly easy but that was because a recessed holder had been in there previously. A block of wood was wedged into the back of the recess for mounting so the extra mounting bracket was not needed.
I was glad I read the complaints in the reviews for the Franklin Brass Double Post Toilet Paper Holder in Bright Stainless Steel, as it wasn't clear to me that you also needed the recessed wall clamp.
I had contractors do the work, but I think it was easy enough for them to install. The paper holder looks great, fits in the wall securely & works fine.
You can just barely see the holder on the wall to the right under the window.
Pros: Sleek, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Looks Great, Modern, Solid, Depth, Good Use of Space