Under counter concealed cisterns from Geberit were specified for a home in Sydney’s Queens Park during a renovation to maximise floorspace in all the bathrooms.

The owners of this Federation-style semidetached home consulted with architect Keith Glover and interior designer Trudi Scrymgour from Form Follows Function for the renovation.

Trudi and Keith have extensive experience renovating period homes, having worked on projects involving some of the finest addresses in the eastern suburbs as well as a New York apartment. For the Queens Park project, Trudi and Keith submitted designs for what turned out to be an extensive renovation covering most of the house. With an additional three bedrooms, open living and dining area, new laundry and three bathrooms, the home is a compelling blend of old and new that respects the heritage of the property without compromising on modern-day comforts.

Geberit’s concealed cisterns offered a simple and elegant solution that maximised available floorspace in the three bathrooms. Trudi specified Geberit Kappa under counter concealed cisterns in all three bathrooms with Sigma50 buttons in white glass. The under counter cisterns were installed in a hob, providing handy storage in a small-sized bathroom.

Concealed cisterns offer a practical solution to interior designers and architects, especially when designing bathrooms in smaller spaces. According to Trudi, the cisterns are aesthetically pleasing and neat, and go hand-in-hand with streamlined bathroom designs. She especially loves the refined design of the buttons.

After Trudi recommends a concealed cistern, she invites clients to a showroom to view the range of button designs and finishes. Once they experience the quality of the Geberit product, they get a better understanding of how well made and reliable they are, she says. The Swiss manufacturing is also very reassuring, adds Trudi.

Even in the Queens Park renovation, it was the combination of more space in the bathroom and the reassurance of Swiss precision engineering that made Trudi’s client agree with her recommendation and install Geberit’s concealed cisterns.

Trudi Scrymgour: “I’ve been specifying Geberit concealed cisterns for years for both residential and commercial projects. They allow greater design freedom, with the ability to specify wall hung pans and feature continuous, uninterrupted tiling. They also allow freedom to blend in or contrast with the design of the rest of the room.”