How to Choose the Best Toilet
The old one-size-fits-all fixture has gone upscale. While basic, inexpensive models are still available, today’s high-tech options are dazzlingly multi-functional. (Skip to the advice posts.)
Whatever style you’re after, however, you’ll want to get the most water-efficient option for your budget. Toilets can account for as much as 30 percent of your household water consumption; a low-flow WaterSense-certified toilet will prevent water waste and lower your costs. Luckily, we’ve located the best-designed eco-friendly options, by companies like Kohler, American Standard, Duravit, and Caroma of Australia.
There’s more to consider when you’re in the market for a new toilet: whether you want a standard floor-mount model or a space-saving wall-mount design. The easy-to-clean wall-hung toilet, a longtime fixture in European bathrooms, has started to get more attention from remodelers in the US; we’ve rounded up 10 sleek versions that are especially suited to small spaces. Browse our offerings for tips, advice, and product roundups.