My wife and I just bought a house, so we're low on money and are prioritizing the handful of repairs that need to be made. At or near the top is fixing up a downstairs bathroom currently featuring orange walls and a tan, plastic, "lazy" toilet that has to go.
Given our monetary situation, a $200-300-400 toilet is simply not an option. We checked out Lowe's, Home Depot, and Menard's and found the same result -- cheap toilets starting at $44 TOTAL ($22 tank, $22 bowl). We're taking a stab in the dark that that would be nothing but trouble, but money is the key here.
Reasonably, looking at our budget, we could probably afford $100 tops, total, for the bowl and tank combined. Home Depot had a handful in that range and lower -- a few American Standards, some "toilets-in-a-box", and a couple others (can't remember the brands or models, but they probably line the first few shelves of the low-priced toilets at any Home Depot or Lowe's).
So needing to fix up this bathroom ASAP but not having the budget for a multiple-hundred-dollar toilet, would anyone be able to provide advice for plopping $50 to $100 down and getting a respectable toilet?
Any help would be great. Thanks!