By Drew Knight
If you’re one of those top-of-the-line shoppers who wants the best of the best, why stop at kitchen or cosmetic upgrades?
With all the smart technology out there, it was only a matter of time before we headed to the bathroom for a boost. That’s right, we now have smart toilets on the market.
Whether it’s in your budget or not to upgrade your commode, we thought it would at least be fun to see what’s out there competing in the game of porcelain thrones. Without further ado, here are five heavenly smart toilets that will make you hail these porcelain thrones.
With a minimalist and ergonomic design, the one-piece Veil Intelligent Toilet includes a handful of features that are easy to control on a touchscreen LCD remote control.
It features a tankless design with direct water supply, dual flush options (0.8 gallons per flush for liquids or 1.28 gallons per flush for solids), a stainless steel wand for multiple bidet-style functions, front and rear wash modes for cleansing, a self-cleaning function using UV light and electrolyzed water systems, a warm-air drying system with adjustable temperature settings, an automatic deodorization system, an adjustable heated seat, a motion-activated seat cover opening system, an LED-illuminated bowl night light feature and so much more that we just got tired of writing.
And intelligence doesn’t come cheap. This toilet weighs in at about $4,275, but it certainly has it all!
If you thought that was a costly commode, wait till you see TOTO’s Neorest. At a list price of $10,200, this is one toilet that’s not to be tested.
The Neorest 750H features Actilight technology, a UV light cleaning system built into the lid. Together with a special ceramic bowl glaze and an ewater+ electrolyzed mist cleaning system, cleaning is easy as ever. This toilet also features a tornado/siphon jet flushing system, a heated seat, deodorizer, a dual flush function (0.8 gpf and 1.0 gpf) and a Washlet with three wash modes.
With a universal height and auto lid opening and closing functions, it’s one of the most user-friendly toilets on the market.
Looking for something a little more affordable? We don’t blame you. At about $500, this smart toilet might be a smarter choice.
The Brevard Toilet by Delta includes a feature it calls FlushIQ , meaning it offers overflow protection, leak detection and a clean, touch-free flush. And with exceptional flushing power, this powerful potty is engineered for clog-free performance.
While it may not be self-cleaning, this toilet comes with two great warranties and is designed to save you loads — from repairing leaky plumbing to extreme water bills.
For the eco-friendly toilet enthusiast, composting is the only way to go. And when it comes to composting toilets, Sun-Mar is one of the best.
The Sun-Mar Compact is a low-profile, medium-capacity, electric-composting commode. With a patented Bio-drum, you can rest-assured that its self-contained system will allow for odorless decomposition.
No water or sewer connections are required and it also creates no pollution and no odors. While it may cost you around $2,000, just think of the money you’ll be saving on water bills — plus you get the added benefit of recycling waste into usable compost.
For about $1,000 more, the Santerra Green FlushSmart toilet is a great option if you want a more discreet composting system.
Listed for around $3,800, this toilet connects to a remote composting unit that can be installed on slab level, in a basement or an outside shed. One of the most advanced environmental toilet systems available today, this modern-looking vacuum-flush toilet comes in two styles and uses as little as 0.2L of water to flush waste to its composting unit without even needing gravity.
For even greater efficiency, this system “pulverizes” waste before it reaches your composting unit. Environmentally friendly and discreet — it’s a win-win.
Drew Knight is a digital content associate for New Home Source.