Although toilets are not the most glamorous items in the bathroom, they are definitely the most necessary. Sure, the sink, bathtub, and shower are also important, but most people who visit your home won�t use the bath or shower, and they may not pay a second thought to the bathroom sink. The toilet, on the other hand, can make a big difference. If you have an attractive, modern toilet with all the cutting edge plumbing fixtures and a comfortable seat, people will definitely take notice.
Before shopping for toilets, the first thing you should do is take measurements. Measure the distance between the wall and the drain line opening if you have a floor-discharge drain line, or measure the distance between the floor and the drain line if you have a wall-discharge drain line.
There are also different attachment methods for toilets. You may choose a floor-mounted or wall-mounted toilet depending on the plumbing in your bathroom. If you have a floor-discharge drain line, you will need the floor-mounted model, and if you have a wall-discharge drain line, you will need a wall-mounted toilet. There are different types of flushing systems as well, but this part of the plumbing system is more a matter of personal preference, budget, and water-saving considerations.
Once you know the dimensions and type of attachment for the toilet that you should be shopping for, then you can consider what toilet height is more appropriate for your needs. A higher toilet might be more comfortable for senior citizens, and a short toilet might be more appropriate for young children in the house.
If you want a touch of luxury, there are also toilets with heated seats or motorized seats that lower automatically. Some toilets come with ceramic glazes that have special antibacterial properties, some have a built-in bidet and drying features, and some have insulation that prevents condensation. It�s all up to your budget and preferences.