If you can’t get up from your toilet and you don’t want to buy a new toilet, one remedy to enhance the toilet seat height is to add a toilet elevator underneath your existing toilet.
What Is a Toilet Elevator?
A toilet elevator (aka toilet riser, toilet platform, toilet plinth, toilet pedestal, toilet base riser, toilet spacer) is a platform that gets inserted underneath the base of the toilet. It is used to increase the height of the toilet seat, making it easier for someone who is tall or someone with a physical disability to transition on and off of the toilet.
Toilet Elevator Types
At this time there are only a handful of toilet elevators available on the market. Some models are designed to fit underneath a standard round or elongated toilet, while others are specially designed to fit RV toilets. Models will further vary in height, as well as in the weight capacity they can accommodate. Most models can increase the toilet’s seat height by between 2.5″ to 4″, depending on the model selected. Some models can accomodate a weight capacity of up to 800 pounds.
The Homeability Advice™
Prior to selecting a toilet elevator, make sure to confirm not only that the pedestal’s weight capacity and height is right for your physical needs, but also that the length of the toilet platform will accomodate the length of your toilet.
Installing a toilet pedestal underneath your existing toilet is just one option for increasing the toilet seat height. To learn about other ways to increase the toilet seat height visit the elevated toilet seats guide.
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