The toilet is an essential plumbing fixture in any bathroom.
The toilet is the most indispensable fixture in a bathroom. In fact, without a toilet, some would say you cease to have a bathroom. Modern toilets have evolved quite a bit over the last few decades, although you’ll find that most still come in white. Still, there are plenty of options on contemporary toilets including:
- More efficient flushing mechanisms.
- Raised and widened toilet seats.
- Toilet seats that warm up, automatically open and close, and double as a bidet.
- Toilets that play music and soothing noises.
What options you find truly necessary is up to you. Price is obviously a factor—a basic toilet costs just $200 to $300, while a more complex one might be priced up to $5,000. Also, not all toilets come with seats, so you may need to factor a seat into the overall cost of your toilet. Whatever your preferences are, the following pages will explain the ins and outs of the 21st-century toilet. So read on, and of course, feel free to print out this section; we think it is pretty good bathroom reading material.