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Surprising Ways Modern Technology Can Make a Difference with Your Toilet

How many home improvement projects can you think of off the top of your head? Chances are good that you automatically jump right to kitchen renovations, repainting the exterior, or finishing out the basement. You might even think about bathroom renovations, but what about home improvement for your toilet specifically?

Believe it or not, there are actually quite a few things that you can do to change your toilet. Why should you consider bringing technology to the toilet? Well, you spend a significant amount of time there over the course of a week, and it’s also one of the most critical parts of your home to maintain and prevent damage.

With a few basic tips and some explanations of what’s possible when it comes to bathroom technology, not only can you avoid the need for fixing a toilet, but you can take yours to the “next level”.

User Sensing

Motion detection has come a long way in the last few years. Your Alexa Show can sense you coming and light up the screen. Motion sensing lights automatically turn on to help you find your way. Well, now your toilet can get in on the act. Japan is the nation responsible for motion-sensing toilets capable of raising the lid when you enter the room so all you have to do is sit down. It automatically closes when you’re done, too.

Seat Warming

Who hasn’t had the (dis)pleasure of sitting down on a cold toilet seat during the middle of winter or when the AC is turned up on high? It’s a chilling experience, certainly. Well, Japan is now leading the way into the future with warming toilet seats. Now you can rest your tush on a perfectly warmed seat even during the depths of the bitterest winter.

Wash and Dry

Bidets have been around for a while, although they’ve never really gained a lot of traction in North America. Toto, a Japanese toilet manufacturer, wants to change that. However, they’re going bigger than just a new bidet style. You can actually control just about every aspect of the cleaning, from the water pressure to the angle of the spray. Plus, when you’re done, you get a jet of warm air to dry off your nether regions.

Toilet Lights

Why blind yourself in the middle of the night with the full bathroom light? Or perhaps you’re worried that turning on the light will wake up your significant other. Whichever the case, there are now toilet lights that help you find your way to the commode without tripping over anything and without having to turn on the light. Located under the seat where the hinge is placed, these lights shine out the back so you can find the toilet easily. They also illuminate the bowl when the seat is raised, giving guys the ability to aim more accurately. The lights are LEDs, too, so they will last for a very long time without ever needing to be changed.

Dual Flush

Ok, this technology has been around for a while and it’s becoming more and more common to find it in homes. Dual flush technology allows you to choose the amount of water released with each flush. For instance, if you just need to wash away a #1, then a smaller amount of water would be needed. For other needs, there’s a higher-powered flush function that ensures all the waste is removed. The purpose of this system is to help you save water, reducing your utility bill, but also to benefit the environment by wasting less water.

Carbon Filters

Does your bathroom lack a fan? Perhaps the one installed is not quite enough sometimes. Whichever the case might be, there are now toilets with carbon filters that promise to help eliminate noxious smells and prevent them from seeping into other rooms in the home.

In Conclusion

As you can see, there are lots of high-tech ways that you can upgrade your toilet and create a more modern, enjoyable bathroom. From motion sensing to deodorizing, self-cleaning to antimicrobial seats, dual flushing to illumination, there’s a solution to just about any bathroom-related challenge you might be facing.

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