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Update Your Bathroom with these Smart Toilets

Let’s face it: We spend quite a bit of time throughout the entirety of our lives sitting on toilets. It’s a daily fixture whether we realize it or not, and just like with our beds, we should hold ourselves to higher standards when determining which is the best fit for us. Whether it’s for advanced cleaning techniques, a user-friendly interface or an overall more eco-friendly experience, there is a plethora of smart toilet options out there to improve our day-to-day lives. Here are our favorite smart toilets.



a glass shower door: A smart toilet can take your bathroom and comfort to the next level.


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A smart toilet can take your bathroom and comfort to the next level.



a close up of a device: Features include a stainless steel nozzle casing and advanced Hydro-Flush technology for optimum cleanliness.


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Features include a stainless steel nozzle casing and advanced Hydro-Flush technology for optimum cleanliness.

The nozzle also offers three positioning options designed for more efficient washing. Seat-Smart decision provides varying heat levels for comfort and water temperature regulation, and the improved control panel has detached to be used as a remote for easier access and an overall more comfortable experience.



No need for harmful chemicals and paper waste.


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No need for harmful chemicals and paper waste.

A pre-mist function before each use prevents waste from adhering to the bowl, providing a much cleaner atmosphere each and every time. Adjusted water flow, self-cleaning wand, and air deodorizer also ensure optimum sanitation, while at the same time alleviating the need for harmful chemicals and cleaning products and paper waste.



a close up of a box: This all-in-one unit from makes for a simple and painless installation.


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This all-in-one unit from makes for a simple and painless installation.

The sleekness of the toilet minimizes any unsightly or unbecoming features, creating an elegant experience that focuses on comfort and effortlessness during use. Modern fixtures, soft seat close and a quiet dual flush allow the unit to exist as both utilitarian and

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Dual-flush toilets ‘wasting more water than they save’

Toilets specially designed to save water are wasting more than they conserve, the UK’s largest water firm has warned.



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Campaigners have warned for years that dual-flush toilets, introduced as more efficient alternatives that were expected to use less than half the amount of water per flush, are more prone to leaks.

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The problem is said to be so great that the costs are outweighing the benefits.

“Because there’s so many loos that continuously flow all through the day and night, collectively that water loss is now exceeding the amount of water the dual-flush design should be saving,” said Andrew Tucker, water efficiency manager at Thames Water.

“The volume of water loss is getting bigger every day as more people refurbish and retrofit older toilets and as more homes are built, so it’s a growing problem.”

The campaign group Waterwise has estimated that about 400m litres of water leak from UK toilets every day. It says that would be enough to supply 2.8 million people; equivalent to the combined populations of Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Bristol.

The group has said that a single leaking toilet wastes an average of between between 215 and 400 litres of water per day and that between 5% and 8% of all toilets are leaky. And the majority of those use the newer dual-flush mechanism.

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Thames Water said poor design and materials cause water to flow continuously into the bowl. And, according to the BBC, the Bathroom Manufacturers Association has acknowledged that the design of many dual-flush toilets is inherently more prone to leakage.

The majority of them use the drop valve system, which sits at the bottom of the cistern and opens to

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