DIY: Omigo Luxury Bidet Toilet Seat

by Michael Satterfield 

Having spent a lot of time in Japan, there are some things that I missed. While my Gatsby Ice Wipes and flavored KitKat bars can be found online with ease, a Japanese style toilet was something that I have wanted to add to my home ever since returning to the US. Now there are several bidets on the market and myself and some close family have tried them, but none ever lived up to the remote-controlled goodness of the bathrooms in Japan, that is until I installed the Omigo.

The company had reached out to see if I would be interested in adding one to my smart home and if I liked it doing a review. Having tried several that were disappointing in the past, I really didn't have high expectations for a bidet from an American company. The box arrived a week or so later and sat in my stack of stuff in the corner of my office. We had some events with family members that took a lot of time, but honestly, the prospect of taking apart the toilet and dealing with plumbing was low on my list of things to do. But after installing the Omigo, I wish I had done it sooner.

So on a rate Monday when I was the only one home I decided to jump into what I thought was going to be an all-day project that would require at least three trips to the hardware store. The Omigo site and instructions said it can be done in 20-minuets, but I was skeptical and assumed that time was accomplished by a professional plumber with specialty tools. But just 30-minuets later the Omigo was installed and ready to use and it only required the use of a crescent wrench.

The first thing that impressed me was the packaging and the quality of the seat itself. This wasn't just a small rubber hose and nozzle add on bidet, when installed it would turn my existing toilet into a smart toilet, thankfully there isn't an app you need to download. The Omigo has an instant inline water heater to provide endless warm water, three water pressure settings, seven nozzle positions, and three spray widths. It also has a self-cleaning function and active carbon deodorizer, warm air dryer, and perhaps my favorite feature, a heated seat. To prevent misfires, the Omigo even has a skin contact sensor that prevents it from working, so if you accidentally bump the wireless remote you don't have to worry about getting sprayed.

Installation was easy, simply turn off the water at the wall and flush the toilet to drain the tank, disconnect the water line from the tank and install the inline splitter to the bottom of the tank inlet. Reinstall the water line to the bottom of the splitter. Loosen the two nuts securing the standard toilet seat to the bowl and remove the seat.

Following the diagram install the mounting plate on the toilet bowl and then slip the Omigo into place until the locking tabs click. Then simply hook up the water inlet line to the newly installed splitter at the bottom of the tank and plug your Omigo into the wall for power.

Install the provided batteries in the remote and mount it on the wall using the two-sided tape or screws that are included. Once powered up the Omigo has a blue led nightlight letting you know it is on, so the last thing to do is take your Omigo for a test drive.

While I have done a lot of smart home upgrades, the Omigo is one of the easiest and most luxurious upgrades installed on the house so far. Omigo also offers the bidet for long or rounded toilets and the offer other versions like the SL or the Non-electric Element bidet attachment which starts at under $70. The Omigo with all the bells and whistles retails for $552 including shipping, the Omigo also includes a 3-year warranty. You can learn more and shop their full range of products at

While this product was sent to me for review, I was not paid for my opinion and all opinions are my own.