Using the toilet is a necessary part of our daily experience. But for those of us who are exceptionally tall or have mobility issues, lowering ourselves to sit on a standard 14-to-15-inch high toilet seat can be difficult. When you consider that most chairs are 17 inches, it’s easier to see that 2 inches lower can be quite a problem. Raised toilet seats are a quick-fix option for a standard toilet when replacement is not a viable alternative. But installing a taller toilet is more functional and aesthetically pleasing solution. Taller toilets eliminate the deep knee bends required by shorter models and may even contribute to a sense of style elegance in the bathroom. Taller toilets come in a variety of colors and styles to coordinate with your bathroom decor.
Depending on the model, taller toilets can cost $372 plus seat and installation.
- Allows for easier lowering and raising of one’s body to a seated position on the toilet.
- Aesthetically pleasing – visitors may not even detect the height difference visually.
- Many tall toilets are low flow models which may qualify for local water-saving rebate programs.
- Consider your personal preferences when deciding between models.
- Hire a licensed plumber to install your toilet.
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