Washlets: should we get one?

Family of three, none of us has ever used a bidet. We are planning a bathroom remodel, and considering adding a washlet. While we could add one later, we would need to change the bathroom wiring, so it would be easier to deal with while the place is already ripped up.

Do you have a washlet, is it wonderful or so-so, do you really use it or is it another thing taking up space in your home?

If you have opinions about specific brands, please let us know! Thanks!

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Wonderful.  We have a Toto. 

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All a washlet requires is an additional electrical outlet behind the toilet. It uses the toilet water source so there is no extra cost there unless you’re doing an in wall carrier for your toilet. Then you need an additional plumbing line. This should be a minimal additional cost during a full bathroom remodel and you should definitely include it whether you plan to install the washlet now or not.

Regarding the washlet specifically, we have a Toto washlet and LOVE it. We’ve had it about 5 years and will never be without a washlet again. Everyone in the house prefers the washlet toilet, so if we ever get around to redoing the second bathroom, we will add a second washlet there too.

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We have the Toto Washlet.  It's a serious luxury.  We had them in both our bathrooms when we lived in a condo and when we moved we didn't install it until a few years went by (just out of laziness).  Well, when the pandemic hit we had some extra time on our hands.  It is a luxury that once you start using you cannot go back.  The seat is always heated to the perfect temperature as is the water spray.  We use way less toilet paper now as well.  My son used to use flushable wipes and now just uses the washlet as well.  I cannot rave enough about it.  

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I was so unenthusiastic at the thought of getting a bidet. My husband insisted, and I have come around 100%. We have a Toto, it's one that goes into the existing toilet. I cannot recommend a bidet high enough!

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I long dreamed of having a washlet after living in Japan. That dream didn't come true until an upstairs neighbor flooded the wall around my toilet, and I was able to have an electrical outlet installed during repairs. I bought the Toto seat with all the bells and whistles and mostly loved it. Best features included the heated seat and night light. I didn't use the spray feature every time, but it's nice to know it's an option. We turned off the auto-open since it made too much noise at night.

I've since moved into a house where we chose new toilets during the renovation. We went with Duravit SensoWash for the aesthetics. I love that the water and electrical connections are completely integrated. Again, I only use the spray feature once-a-week or so, when I remember to. We only put it in the master bathroom, since I could see the kids messing with it if it were anywhere else. But overall, love it!

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Yes, my home has Toto washlets on the toilets in the master and kids bathrooms. The do not take up any additional space as they are integrated with the toilet seat. They are wonderful and used every day. The use of a washlet will reduce everyone's toilet paper use considerably, in addition to the hygiene and comfort benefits. Definitely have the washlet installed during the remodel. I don't think you'll regret it.

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We just renovated our bathroom and replaced our old toilet with a tushy with a Toto washlet. It's wonderful. The tushy doesn't require electrical, and could be a $70 investment to see if you like the bidet experience in a second or half bath? The washet is a significantly more luxurious experience - warm water & seat, better water pressure control... We liked our tushy, we love our Toto washlet.

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We have a toto now and have had various add-ons in the past. I can’t imagine not having one. All the toilet paper chaos won’t matter to you any more!

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Hello, I had a Toto washlet in my previous home and really miss it. I’m currently having a small apartment constructed in my basement and purchased another Toto washlet. An outlet and a hot water connection are required for use. I researched other less expensive brands but Toto (if I’m not mistaken) is the original Japanese brand and top of the line. It wasn’t difficult to disregard the less expensive brands. Totally worth it.