It’s a fact of life that on average, people spend an approximate 92 days perched on the porcelain God — aka the toilet — over the course of their lifetimes: at least according to the poll of 2,500 people cited in Unilad. Personally, we’d prefer to be comfortable if we’re going to be spending that much time perched on the throne, and Brondell’s LumaWarm heated toilet seat (from $129.99, Amazon) is the perfect way to do just that.
This genius invention means you’ll never have to experience the shock of sitting down on an icy cold toilet ever again. Instead, you’ll be fully relaxed thanks to the gentle warmth that will radiate from this heated seat at any time of day or night.
The Brondell seat plugs into any standard wall outlet, so as long as you’re not trying to install it in an off-the-grid outhouse, you should be good to go (sorry, camping fans!).
Not sure how warm or cool you prefer you want it to be? Not to fret: It’s got four different heat settings that will let you experiment until you find the perfect temperature for you, whatever your sensibilities in all seasons.
This warm, welcoming seat is more than just a cozy spot to park your bum, however. It also has a blue nightlight feature that gently illuminates the bowl, making late-night visits to the loo that much nicer. Powered by an energy-efficient LED lightbulb, it works with an easy-to-use on/off button, so you won’t be wasting any electricity.
In addition, there’s a slow-closing lid that will prevent any accidental middle-of-the-night bangs from interrupting your rest.
Concerned that replacing part of your toilet will mean calling a plumber? The Brondell LumaWarm is super easy to install, even if you’re not super-handy. Just remove your existing seat and replace it with the new one. (The instructions say “no tools required,” but you might want to have a flathead screwdriver on hand — this tutorial shows you just how easy it is.)
The seat comes in a white or biscuit hue to match your décor, and is available in both elongated oval and round shapes, so be sure to check which style you have on your current toilet, so you can order the correct size (measure, measure, measure!).
The reviews for this fabulous find are pretty convincing: “Call me King Toasty Cheeks!” wrote one happy buyer.
Gushed another, “Nothing like sitting on a warm toilet seat. I love this and even bought one as a Christmas gift for a friend. She tells me that she will walk across the house to use this toilet instead of a closer one.”
Raved a third, “It’s so pleasant to have a warm seat on a cold winter’s night. With a lighted seat, you don’t have to turn on the bathroom light, so your sleep is less disrupted. The soft close is an added bonus. It’s quiet, warm, and comfortable.”
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling warmer already.
Where to buy: From $129.99, Amazon
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