Q: I plan to remodel our master bathroom. With this fresh start I have an issue that has followed me most of my life that hopefully we can solve. I’m very tall and would like to install a higher toilet. What are some options?

A: I get a lot of requests for higher residential toilets from taller people, and from older individuals as well. The first and easiest option is to look into a floor-mount toilet style, often called comfort height.

Comfort-height toilets are a little higher than a standard toilet. Sitting down will feel like the height of a dining room chair.

For a more custom-height option (but more expensive), you can look into a residential wall-hung toilet. Wall-hung toilets hang on a strong harness inside the wall. Some models allow for the bowl to be raised up to a higher position.

Either toilet option may work for you to hopefully solve your longstanding toilet issue.


Ed Del Grande: eadelg@cs.com. Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.”