Wall-hung toilets offer some practical advantages when installed in a home bathroom.

Q: Hi Ed: We’re planning our new home and for the bathrooms I would like wall-hung toilets. I know installing wall-hung toilets could stretch my bathroom budgets, but I like the look. Aside from the cool look, what advantages can I expect? — Don, Delaware

A: Wall-hung toilets have been around a long time. In the past they were mostly found in commercial bathrooms, but with some new design changes they’ve now become trendy for residential use.

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