Treat yourself to an eco-friendly toilet seat bidet

If you’ve only encountered bidets in fancy hotels, they can seem inaccessible to many renters and homeowners. But bidet toilet seats are an affordable way to adapt your existing plumbing without adding additional fixtures, so feeling luxuriously clean becomes part of your daily routine. Read on to get to the bottom of which seat is the best fit for you.

Treat yourself to an eco-friendly toilet seat bidet
Make your bathroom just a little fancier.
Make your bathroom just a little fancier. (Unsplash/)

Do you try to reduce your environmental impact by purchasing toilet paper made from recycled, renewable, or single-ply materials, but find they just don’t compare to the soft, multi-ply mainstream choices? Installing a toilet seat bidet allows you to level up your hygiene habits with a targeted stream of water, so you can stop buying toilet paper altogether. In addition to saving trees, you’ll reduce the vast quantities of water used in the production of paper—and do a better job reducing germs, odor, and discomfort for yourself. Here’s how to pick the perfect style for your bathroom.

At just a quarter of an inch thick, this streamlined device features both a gentle and intense spray, and includes long-lasting metal components.
At just a quarter of an inch thick, this streamlined device features both a gentle and intense spray, and includes long-lasting metal components. (Veken/)

The most inexpensive toilet seat bidets don’t require electric power. They hook up to the existing water supply for your toilet, and attach to your toilet bowl. Potential drawbacks are a lack of temperature control, so be sure you’re okay with experiencing cool or even cold water.

Let the night light guide you to a pleasantly-heated surface, and choose from oscillating, aerated, pulsating, and other spa-like streams via remote. A built-in dryer completes the experience.
Let the night light guide you to a pleasantly-heated surface, and choose from oscillating, aerated, pulsating, and other spa-like streams via remote. A built-in dryer completes the experience. (Bio Bidet/)

For some people, a bathroom is a sanctuary, and the closest thing to a spa treatment in your busy life. Electric-powered toilet seat bidets offer a bevy of luxury features that rival a top hotel, but usually require a nearby outlet. If you’re looking to splash out on extra features, estimate what you’ll save on toilet paper and give yourself a pat on the back for reducing your consumption of natural resources.

Optional warm water feature by connecting the included tubing to a faucet hot water supply (like the one under your sink).
Optional warm water feature by connecting the included tubing to a faucet hot water supply (like the one under your sink). (Brondell/)

If you have access to a hot water line in your bathroom (you may need to check with your plumber), you can get warm water from a non-electric toilet seat bidet, allowing you to save money on fancier features like heated seats while still avoiding chilly jolts. If you’ve already put some thought into customizing your commode, you might already have an elongated toilet (vs. the traditional round-front type), so make sure your new toilet seat bidet is compatible.