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Could there be a difference when sitting down on your comfort height toilet? How can one-two inches of distance on your toilet make it so much better? Today we are talking about choosing a new toilet – comfort or standard height.


Choosing a New Toilet – Comfort or Standard Height

You are out shopping for items to replace in your home, and a toilet pops up on your mind. And you wonder if you need to add some height to the toilet. Thanks to today’s technology, there is a variety of toilets to choose from that all come at an affordable price. But that’s not all there is. Because we now have the opportunity to select a new toilet that is based on comfort or standard height.

But why is that? Well, if you think about it for a moment. Toilets can sometimes be a pain to get on and off if you are taller than you might have a difficulty where your knees are hitting the opposite wall. Or if you have a problem standing, then a higher toilet might be the ticket.

So what is the difference between a standard and a raised toilet? The difference is the height. A standard toilet, which is commonly found in many residential homes, runs around 15 inches while a custom height or raised toilet comes a couple of inches taller and stands between 16 to 18 inches. While this might seem like a lot, there is a difference when you are sitting on a toilet with an increase in height and the wonders it can do even if it’s only an inch or two.

What’s a Comfort Height Toilet

When it comes to comfort height toilets, there are several benefits and add-ons that you should

Consider when going to update your bathrooms with new toilets. Let’s start with the fact that comfort height toilets are about two inches taller than your standard toilet. And as you go up in age, it is a whole lot easier to get off the toilet to stand up. It is a lifesaver. Especially if you have bad knees. 

At the time of installation, consider getting a soft-close toilet seat. You will love the fact that it is silent and won’t make any noise, especially in the middle of the night. There are also lighted toilet seats and built-in air fresheners. The built-in seat could be the perfect “night light” for safety as you are getting up in age or for any younger children who get up in the middle of the night. It is also essential to install a new supply hose when you install your new toilet in the bathroom. 

Choosing a New Toilet

When you go to pick out a toilet, whether it is a comfort or standard height toilet, it can be super easy to do. Especially if you live in an area that has several large home improvement stores. Because there is such a wide variety of toilets to choose from, you have your pick on whether you buy either raised or bolt-in toilets. But that typically comes down to a matter of appearance and style. 

Of course, the best way to figure out what type of toilet is best for you and your family is to try one out. Visit the local big box store that is in your area and sit on the variety of models and heights that they offer there. Make sure that as many people as possible from your household come so that you can all try out and decide on a toilet together. Since you will be using this toilet for many years, the people who live there must be comfortable with it as well. Because people are different, it is best to go with a toilet that will satisfy the most significant amount of people in the house. If the toilet is too tall for children or short adults, an easy solution to fix this problem is to provide a small footstool for them to use.  

When it comes to pricing, you may find that a custom height toilet will vary in price depending on where you go shopping for one. But your local home improvement stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot or Menards, the prices are a bit more reasonable for these toilets. Between $100.00 and $250.00 are fairly typical costs that you would find for a standard toilet. And you shouldn’t be paying much more if any then that for a custom toilet for your bathroom. 

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Always remember to check for any defects and cracks before purchasing a toilet. This is because the toilets are often sitting in the local box store for a while in between shipping and purchasing. Because we spend so much time on the toilet, we want to make sure that it is the best and works for you and your family.

When it comes to picking out a new toilet for my own home, I would not have considered this myself personally until eventually, I put in a new comfort height toilet (occasionally identified as a raised toilet) at my own home. After utilizing this specifically built toilet and then using the typical bathroom in an additional restroom in my house, that absence of two inches made me feel like I was sliding to the ground. Comfort height is best! This is no joke. 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on choosing a new toilet – comfort or standard height, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace, Lombard, Carol Stream, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

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