View Full Version : Longer toilet in a shorter space

09-14-2016, 10:23 AM
We're moving into our first house and have a very small bathroom.
The bathroom door opens very close to the toilet and because of that we have a shorter round front toilet.

All I want is one luxury in our bathroom, a longer toilet. Is there any way we can install a new elongated toilet without turning this into a huge project?

home improvement guy
09-14-2016, 11:19 AM
This is a common issue since elongated toilets are a little longer than round front toilets.

Round front toilet bowls are shaped like a circle, and elongated bowls are more egg-shaped. That little extra elongated bowl area can get in the way for some small bathroom layouts.

The good news is special one-piece toilets are available that have elongated bowls cleverly built into a toilet that fits the footprint of a round front toilet. It's appropriately called a compact-elongated toilet.

The only bad news is because of the extra engineering, the costs of these toilets can be higher than a standard toilet. But, spending a little more money on the toilet should be a lot less expensive than remodeling, and that is the long and the short of it.