After remodeling our bathroom, my wife and I started looking at finishing touches. We had to have a toilet brush but had to find a place to hide it. Who wants to look at that? Our search uncovered hobos, whimsical ceramic bears, $600 brass-and-crystal holders and the old standby stainless cylinders -- all of them unsatisfactory.
We stumbled across Brush-Away, a different alternative that was advertised as an in-wall toilet brush cabinet. It is a sealed box that recesses in the wall. The removable door is hinged at the bottom and held closed with a touch latch. A cup holds the brush molded into the door.
Installation was easy and took 10 minutes; we used a template to cut the hole. Then we peeled the backing off the double sided tape and slid in the unit on the left side of the toilet. We painted it to match the wall so that it blends in well and is almost invisible.
Though it seems weird to get excited about a toilet-brush holder, it is perfect. It’s always available but always out of sight when not in use. An unexpected benefit: Our dog no longer has access to one of his favorite toys.
You may want to consider putting Brush-Away in the side of the vanity facing the toilet. I am in construction, so cutting a hole in the wall is no big deal. But for those who don't want to tackle that, installing in the side of the vanity would be easy. The unit would take up almost no room in the vanity and still be right there ready for action. Brush-Away, 1-866-275-8144, www.brushaway.com -- Helme Calfee