TOTO’s latest bidet toilet seat, the S550e Washlet, is a true work of art. Equipped with various features and functions, this spray system far surpasses the industry standard and stands out as the most luxurious toilet seat of 2021. There is one concern, however, and that is whether or not it will fit your bathroom. Continue reading to see if the S550e is the seat for your bathroom, or if you will have to settle for an inferior seat.
Essentials For Installing The S550e Washlet
Before purchasing a TOTO S550e Washlet, you must ensure that you have a viable power source and a water supply that you can easily access. Unfortunately, TOTO does not include a battery-powered version of their S550e, so like all other electric bidet seats, you will need to secure an outlet within 3 feet (approximately) of your toilet for it to be operational. If it’s worth it to you, installing an outlet is also an option, but that is your choice. Extension cords and surge protectors are not recommended for use with electric bidet seats, especially if you are planning to leave it that way for any length of time.
Every modern toilet will have an accessible water source, so that shouldn’t be an issue unless your toilet was installed before sewage systems were a thing. You will simply replace the connector that secures your toilet bowl fill to the water source and replace it with a T valve, which will let water flow to your bidet seat and the bowl simultaneously. In under half an hour the S550e can be installed in almost any home.
Elongated Or Rounded?
Another aspect that you will need to look at before ordering a TOTO S550e Washlet is the shape of your toilet. The shape of your toilet bowl will determine if you need a rounded or elongated seat, and that is something worth knowing before you buy. Luckily, the S550e is available in both shapes, so this model will fit any standard toilet bowl.
To find out which toilet bowl shape you have, examine your toilet bowl. In most cases, you will be able to tell if the seat is rounded or elongated based on the shape alone, but if not, a quick measurement will help you reach a conclusive determination. Round Toilet bowls will measure approximately 16.5 inches between the mounting holes and very front of the toilet, whereas elongated bowl will measure about 18.5 inches.
Is The Washlet My Style?
Conveniently enough, the TOTO S550e Washlet is offered in two styles; contemporary and classic. The classic version of the toilet seat offers a beveled edge for bathrooms that enjoy a bit of flare, while the contemporary version of the seat is totally sleek. Multiple design options let you choose the best look for your bathroom and love the look of your new favorite product. Even if white toilet seats are not your thing, you have the option to change your bidet seat color to a soothing beige.
Also worth mentioning is the updated remote design, which adds sophistication to your restroom and usability to your spray system. The remote control and mount blend seamlessly with almost any bathroom to give you a modern touch.
Rest assured that the S550e is the ultimate addition to your bathroom, and it’s virtually guaranteed to fit in every aspect. With an elongated or rounded shape, two designs, and two colors to choose from, the Washlet is a purchase that you won’t regret. Be sure to verify your toilet bowl shape and pick your favorite style and color to maximize your satisfaction.
Main Photo by Arina Krasnikova.