Toilets are pretty much the same wherever you go--or are they? The truth is, bathroom customs around the world, along with evolving tech trends, impact the development of toilet design. There are toilets in America and across the globe that have high-tech features like self-closing lids, auto-flush, and even a light so you can find your way around at night.
Your average toilet gives you what you’d expect from a toilet, but as they evolve, manufacturer’s are able to give users a more luxurious experience. These days, you can find some of the most expensive and feature-heavy toilets in countries like Japan.
Of course, people aren’t switching to these new advanced toilets right away. The toilets have a very hefty price tag and some countries may not even be able to use pedestal toilets depending on their resources and water/sewage infrastructure.
Still, it’s interesting to see how toilets have evolved because one day, some of these features could come standard on future models, which would be pretty awesome. A toilet you don’t have to flush or worry about putting the seat down afterwards? That’s one less problem in the bathroom--particularly for public restrooms. At home, it could help out families with younger kids and teenagers who might not be the best at flushing or putting the seat lid back down.