Eight toilet upgrades that could very well change your life

It's time for some potty talk.

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Bidets for days.Edgardo Lagmay via Unsplash

Some people (who lurk on Reddit) believe that Japanese toilets should be a basic human right. In Japan, 81 percent of households have bidets—commonly called washlets—which means that most of the population has extremely strong anal hygiene game. Upgrade your toilet with this range of bidets, from budget options to baller status. If you opt to spring for a washlet, you could also stop buying toilet paper—which could let you break even.

TOTO C200 Washlet Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat

TOTO C200 Washlet Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat
From trusted Japanese brand TOTO, this is a luxury electronic seat that will keep your bum warm and clean.Amazon

Have a spa day every time you need to relieve yourself with this electronic bidet from TOTO. There’s truly nothing like being greeted with a warm seat during cold mornings or winter months. This bidet's water stream is injected with air, which makes for a less harsh and more pleasant experience. It also includes an automatic air deodorizer that neutralizes any pungent odors with filters that clean the air around the toilet.

Kohler Elongated Dual-Flush Intelligent Toilet

Kohler Elongated Dual-Flush Intelligent Toilet
The Ashton Martin of smart toilets.Amazon

If you don’t want to go through the process of installing a bidet and have a budget for extreme luxury, treat yourself to a Kohler intelligent toilet. Kohler is a family-run business that’s been making sleek home products since 1873. This sculpted, elegantly curved toilet looks straight out of a future where everyone has a clean bum. The smart toilet also features a heated seat, a night-light, a hands-free opening/closing, and automatic flush, plus a touchscreen remote. In case the power goes out, this toilet even has an emergency backup flushing mechanism.

BioBidet Bliss BB2000 Elongated White Bidet Smart Toilet Seat

BioBidet Bliss BB2000 Elongated White Bidet Smart Toilet Seat
If you can think of an upgrade to your bathroom experience, chances are this bidet has it.Amazon

If you cherish your bathroom time and want it to be as magical an experience as possible, look no further than the Biobidet Bliss Smart Toilet Seat. There’s a reason it’s called a smart toilet seat. It features oscillating clean technology, a wireless remote, and a heated seat. The wireless remote allows for pressure, temperature, and angle adjustments without reaching around for a handle. With its instant water heating technology, you’ll never have to worry about a blast of cold water on your tush. For midnight bathroom trips, the Biobidet Bliss includes a built-in nightlight and a slow close seat.

Coway Bidetmega 200

Coway Bidetmega 200
The Coway Bidetmega 200 features braille on all the control buttons.Amazon

The Coway Bidetmega 200 includes every feature you’d want in a bidet. Choose between round or elongated models to better fit the shape your home toilet. Instead of buying an entire toilet system, the Bidetmega 200 installs directly onto your existing toilet. The bidet includes a dryer—to help save on toilet paper—and has both front and back washing options. Its four-stage cleaning process starts off gentle, increases pressure for a pre-wash, ramps up to full blast during the main wash, and then calms back down during the final rinse. From the control panel, you can adjust the pressure, temperature, direction, or flow of the water. You can even turn on child-friendly mode and turn on the heated seat. Unlike some lower-end models, you’ll need to plug the bidet into an outlet. The included power plug is 47 inches long, so you’ll have a fair amount of slack.

TUSHY Classic Bidet Attachment

TUSHY Classic Bidet Attachment
Best bidet attachment for a quick water clean fix.Amazon

Turn any toilet into a bidet in 10 minutes with this sleek bidet seat attachment, which features a nozzle adjuster and pressure control knob, so you can control the water angle and pressure to your taste. It requires no extra plumbing or electricity.

Luxe Bidet Neo 120

Luxe Bidet Neo 120
For your basic bum cleaning upgrade.Amazon

While this bidet attachment isn’t as sleek looking as the TUSHY, it is half the price. It doesn’t warm up your toilet seat or use warm water, but it does feature a single wash nozzle and dual control knobs that are easy to use. It comes with standard U.S. fittings and everything that you need to install it.

Greenco Bidet

Greenco Bidet
Budget-friendly first buy.Amazon

Never tried a bidet before, but curious about what they’re all about? The Greenco Bidet is budget-friendly and easy-to-install, so perfect for first-timers. With its adjustable knob, you can choose your ideal water pressure and adjust the angle of the spray. This thing is a piece of cake to install—only about 30 minutes to set it all up—and fits just about every toilet seat with no special tools required. So, if you’re looking for quick and easy installation, this bidet is for you.

SmarterFresh Lifetime Hand Held Bidet Sprayer

SmarterFresh Lifetime Hand Held Bidet Sprayer
For hands-on spraying needs around (and not just on) the toilet.Amazon

Another easy-to-install option is this hands-on SonTiy bidet toilet shower attachment, which features an ergonomic hand sprayer made of heavy-duty solid brass. It’s perfect for people who really like full control over the water spray (that ranges from a gentle bath to a strong toilet jet), and is easily operated with just one hand. Because of its range, this bidet sprayer is multi-functional and can double as a mini-shower, pet sprayer, baby cleaner, or whatever else you wish to spray and clean in the bathroom.