Homeowners have long embraced the luxury bathroom with spa-like features of large walk-in showers with multiple showerheads, soaking tubs with bubble massage and chromatography, and soothing colors and sounds. With all the attention to this very important room, it was just a matter of time before toilets took their share of the spotlight. Here are a few of the newest innovations from Kohler that will enhance your overall bathroom experience.
Germy Handles Be Gone
Now when you flush, you don’t need to actually touch the toilet, just wave your hands. Kohler’s San Souci model, which directly translated from French means “without a worry,” uses a sensor mounted on the inside of the tank that sets off the flush when a hand is waved over it. With no handle for users to touch, one of the least sanitary surfaces in the bathroom is eliminated.
Comfortable Seating and Elegant Design
In addition to the advanced touchless technology, the San Souci has a sleek, one-piece design that is seamless and easy to clean. The compact elongated bowl and Comfort Height® seat are more comfortable and easier to use for most adults than standard round bowls and lower seats. Additionally, the compact design allows this elongated toilet to fit into the same space as a round front, providing the comfort of elongated seats even in small bathrooms.
Eliminating the Bump in the Night
Lighting in the home has moved from simply functional overhead fixtures to uniquely designed lamps, above and below cabinet lighting, motion-sensored and timed devices, even in-floor lighting. Every space in the home has its own type of secondary light source, and now with the launch of the Kohler Nightlight toilet seat, so does the toilet.
The new Nightlight seat features a lighted hinge, illuminating the toilet space sufficiently to allow you to leave the overhead lights off while using the bathroom at night – creating a soft ambiance in comparison to overhead lights. Nightlight casts enough light to allow homeowners easy use of the bathroom space.
Additionally, the Nightlight seat runs on a seven-hour timer, allowing the light to be on during the night and off during the day when it is not needed.
The Nightlight feature is offered on the Kohler Cachet and Reveal seat models, in both elongated and round front. Both toilet seats feature: bumpers on the seat that help reduce seat shifting; quiet-close seat and lid with quick-release hinges, which allows the seat to close quietly and unlatch from the toilet for easy removal and convenient cleaning; and quick-attach hardware for fast and secure installation.
Goodbye Bathroom Odors
Air freshener products may become obsolete with Kohler’s Purefresh toilet seat, featuring built-in technology that deodorizes bathroom air.
The Purefresh seat contains a deodorizing system that utilizes a carbon filter to neutralize odorous air. An integrated fan, activated when the user sits on the seat, directs the filtered air over a scent pack located within the system and permeates the bathroom with a light, clean scent – Garden Waterfall, Soft and Fresh Laundry, and Avocado Spa.
Additionally, the Purefresh seat features a dual LED Nightlight for added comfort during nighttime use. The automatic eight-hour nightlight functions as a task light when the lid is lifted, a guiding light when the lid is closed, and is programmed with the push of a button on the first cycle.
Purefresh technology is available as both a seat option or as a complete toileting solution.
Bidet Becoming More Mainstream
Homeowners are more and more embracing the bidet for personal cleanliness. Once found only in luxury homes, the bidet is becoming more affordable and accessible.
Kohler’s C3-230 bidet seat features a contemporary design, boasting sleek, clean lines and a slender profile. To help ease the transition from a standard seat to the C3-230 bidet seat, Kohler has developed a number of comfort features, including an innovative touch-screen remote that gives users complete control over their experience as well as preset preferences. A heated seat, adjustable heated water supply, an oscillation and pulsation spray and warm air dryer offer a more comfortable personalized experience. To ensure a sanitary environment, the C3-230 bidet seat includes a self-cleaning stainless steel nozzle with UV sanitization that cycles daily. To keep the bathroom fresh and eliminate the need for overpowering air fresheners, the seat comes equipped with its own deodorizer. Additionally, the C3-230 seat features an LED light that illuminates the toilet bowl and duals as a nightlight.
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