First want to thank you guys for all the info on Toto Unifit, I would have never heard anything about this if it wasn't for your site. I'm hoping you can share some advice on the below.
We live in a house built in the 1930's and are remodeling a very small bathroom. The back wall to the door is about 59 inches and the toilet is on the back wall. The door opens inwards, and when it passess the leg area assuming someone stood in front of the bathroom, its about 34 inches from the end of the door to the back wall. So, if you have a 30 inch toilet you only have about 4 inches of room. To make things more complicated, the rough in measures about 14.75 inches. The old toilet which has been hauled off in a dumpster was an original toilet installed that accommodated that type of rough in and still optimized the space in the bathroom.
We noticed this was an issue when our contractor threw in the toilet (mirabella) and it was 4.5 inches from the back wall. Oddly enough, this mirabella toilet is supposed to be a 12 inch rough in so one would expect the space on the wall to be around 2 - 3 inches. I definitely have the option to make the door swing outwards, but lets table that for a minute. My knowledge of rough in is very limited, self-taught via the school of Terry Love. My contractor has not been terribly helpful here other than saying we might be able to gain 1 - 2 inches. Another important note, we already tiled the floor (with some ridiculously expensive Italian tile my wife chose....) so moving the rough in is not an economical option. Hoping you could guide me in the right direction on options so I can serve them up to him.
1. I know I need to ditch the Mirabella toilet and go with TOTO, at least that is what I understand. Do mirabellas with 12 inch rough ins usually leave a large gap behind them? Seems like even if we did have a 12 inch rough in, this toilet would still be 1.5 - 2 inches off the wall. Don't worry about this question too much, just curious now.
2. Which toilet would you recommend to help me optimize the space? I would love one that was 26 inches in depth with a 14 inch rough in (or unifit extension), but I don't see any that fit that. Seems like the TOTO Carlyle with 14 inch unifit is my best option as its the smallest in depth that supports the unifit. Do you agree? Does the Carlyle rough in measure accurately when installed. If we installed that I would expect to see a 1 inch gap and the toilet would come out 29 inches, however, based on my experience with the Mirabella, I realize the rough in is not a precise science. Basically, which toilet could give me the least amount of depth from the back wall.
3. If we decide the make the door open outwards, my focus now is more on which toilet can do the best job of closing the gap from toilet to wall as we no longer have the depth concern. Any suggestions?
Sorry for the detail, but I've research this for over 6 hours the past few days and as you can see I am terribly confused.