Why the Modern Toilet is the Greatest Part of Any Bathroom

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Let’s just get this out of the way: toilets are not one of those things you’d prefer to think about on a regular basis, and honestly, the only time you really notice them and think about them is when they aren’t working properly. And without going into too many details, let’s just say that an ill-working toilet is a terrible thing, and we’ll leave it at that.

But modern toilets have really come a long way since their predecessors — the most notable pre-toilet relative being an installment in Queen Elizabeth’s Richmond Palace during the 1600s, which made so much noise that she requested it be removed promptly. Modern toilets aren’t just weird devices which shouldn’t be discussed or thought about; in fact, if you’re looking for some innovative ways to “go green” and to save a bit of water, replacing your toilet or choosing to install a water-efficient toilet will make saving water easier than ever. Choosing a water-efficient toilet may even save you money in the long run: research has shown that these toilets, along with other water-efficient plumbing fixtures, can save a family anywhere between $50 and $100 on water bills per year. Even though the cost upfront might seem crazy, it’s not like you’re going to get rid of your toilet after a few uses (hopefully) and it’s really one of the lesser-known smart investments that you can make in your house. After all, when you eventually sell your house, you’ll have to think about which features are considered necessary (like washers and dryers), and which features aren’t always wanted (like a pool) — but residents in the house are never going to not need a toilet, right?

It’s true that, if people visit your house and feel compelled to comment on your toilet, there’s probably something wrong with it. A toilet is not usually a comment-worthy part of your house. But if you find yourself thinking about how much you like your toilet (probably after dealing with water bills and finding that they’re significantly cheaper) — that’s a different story.

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