7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Toilet for Your New Bathroom

Ten years ago choosing a toilet was as simple as going to the home improvement store and picking out a toilet that fit the style you wanted. Today we have so many more options that it can get almost obnoxious. So our focus today is on giving you 7 great tips that we hope will help you choose the perfect toilet for your new bathroom without the frustration.

1. The Rough-in: This is the measurement from the wall to the center of the flange bolts. This measurement is usually between 10 and 14 inches. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, this number is extremely important. But if you’re just building a bathroom and the plumbing isn’t installed yet, it’s much less important. We can let you know at which point in the building process it becomes an issue.

2. The Fit: An elongated toilet bowl is the most comfortable for most people, but that doesn’t mean it will fit in your bathroom. Round toilets aren’t as comfortable, but they fit into small bathrooms much more effectively. A standard elongated toilet requires three inches of space over a round toilet.

3. Style: One-piece toilets are much sleeker and easier to clean than the traditional two-piece toilet in which the tank sits on top of the bowl. Wall-mounted toilets are now an option for those who prefer no attachment to the floor. They add drama to the room and make the room look larger because we can see more of the flooring.

4. Bidet: A bidet adds resale value to your home and is great for people with mobility issues.

5. Water Efficiency: Toilets have really come a long way in terms of water efficiency. Today’s toilets use less than half the water required 20 years ago. Don’t worry; they still do the job. They just do it much more efficiently!

6. Comfort: Heated seats are pretty incredible in the car, so why not in the bathroom as well? Montana sees some pretty cold winters; it’s a bit of a luxury to add heated flooring and a heated toilet seat to your new bathroom. Cushion seats and a step stool are also often added for comfort.

7. Smart Toilet Functionality: Want to connect your Bluetooth to your toilet for some tunes while you’re there? How about automatic flush, deodorizer, and a nightlight?

Bathroom Design and New Home Builds in Northwest Montana

We hope that helps you choose the right toilet for your new bathroom. Building a new home is an exciting and oftentimes frustrating time because you really don’t know what to expect, especially if this is your first custom built home. Give us a call if you’re in northwest Montana and would like to discuss building your home with us.