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    Deciding on what toilet to use in a bathroom remodel may seem easy, until you're doing it. There are such a wide variety of styles and types that it can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. When you're looking for a bathroom remodel, Sacramento actually offers a huge selection to choose from. There are a few things that you should keep in mind, however.

    The first thing you look at when choosing a toilet in a home remodel is the bowl. They come in only two shapes, so this helps narrow it down a lot. An elongated bowl offers an extended rim, and the round ones aren't a whole lot shorter than that. As a Sacramento handyman, the question you get asked a lot is, “Which one is best for my bathroom?” And the answer is it depends on the size of the bathroom. If you don't have much space, a round bowl is ideal. If you're going for luxury and comfort, go with the elongated bowl. Toilets also come in a number of different sizes, apart from bowl size, so you need to go ahead and measure the area where you want it. Bear in mind that though it will depend on how large or small the full system is, toilets need to be bolted 10, 12, or even up to 14 inches away from your walls.

    Another thing that you might want to think about is the number of pieces the toilet itself has. They come in one piece or two pieces. The one piece toilets usually are much easier to clean because they don't have the cracks and spaces between the bowl and tank. Both are fused together and this helps to create a sleeker look, as well. Usually, though, the two piece option is slightly more expensive than the two piece styles can be.

    The next thing that you should decide on is the flush. There are pressure assisted flushes and gravity fed flushes. The difference is in noise and waste removal. Both styles still yet only use about 1.6 gallons. A gravity fed flush is less noisy than a pressure assisted, but might not be as powerful. If you choose one of the higher quality toilets out there, this won't matter a whole lot. Toilets that offer higher quality glazes on their trapways tend to remove waste efficiently regardless of flush style.

    Believe it or not another area many people don't think about when choosing toilets is the color. They come in all different colors and you don't have to go with just the plain white. The best way to decide what color you want is to look at the other colors in your bathroom. White and off white will usually go with any color scheme. Style is also a consideration that we see a lot of. There are toilets that will fit into a Neo-Victorian style bathroom, there are toilets that will look great in the most modern restroom. Which style you choose just depends on your preferences.