Bidets are common in many other countries and can be found in abundance in Asia and Europe. But they are rare in the United States. They seem like a foreign concept to most and they don't even consider adding one to their bathroom. While it may be an awkward subject to discuss, let's look at the many reasons that you should consider installing a bidet in you next bathroom design.
Imagine if an unmentionable substance got on your arm or hand. Would you just wipe it with a paper towel? This is the concept that you are using every time you clean up after using the bathroom. A bidet can help you keep your most sensitive areas more clean.
For the same cost as a couple month's worth of toilet paper, you can buy a bidet. Even though the concept of one seems futuristic to some, the don't have a price tag to match.
Healthier: A bidet can help those who suffer from constipation or hemorrhoids. Without the use of harsh toilet paper, the overall bathroom experience can be improved with a bidet.
Better For The Environment:
By limiting the use of toilet paper, Americans could save almost 15 million trees a year. We could virtually save forests by using bidets.
Because of the stigma attached to bidets, they can offer instant glamour and class to a bathroom. Guests are sure to notice and may be inspired to install one of their own.
No More Plungers: By using less toilet paper you have less of a risk of having to deal with a clogged toilet.
Here's a look at a few modern bathrooms that use a bidet. See how they easily fit into any bathroom style and can improve your everyday bathroom experience.
Side By Side:
A bidet does not take up much room in a bathroom. With proper planning and a great layout it isn't hard to make room for a bidet in your bathroom. This bathroom does not feel cramped or overcrowded at all but still offers double sinks, a large mirror, wall mounted toilet and wall mounted bidet.
Keep It Private:
Here's another great example or how layout can make a huge different in how easy or difficult it is to add a bidet to your bathroom. By keeping the toilet and sink on the opposite side of the sinks, you get privacy and extra space.
Great For Powder Rooms:
Half baths can benefit just as much from a bidet. Space may be a bit limited in a powder room so make sure that you have enough space not only in between the bidet and toilet but also on the other sides next to the wall. If you don't have enough room, there are toilet seats that offer bidet functions and all in one models.
All In One:
Here is an example of an all in one bidet and toilet combination. The obvious advantage of this is that it saves more room in your bathroom. However, you are limited to placement and may have to move plumbing or add electrical work to accommodate all of this amenity's needs.
Master Bathroom Bidet:
If you really want to transform your master bathroom into a luxurious experience, add a bidet. Most people who begin to use one wonder why they are not installed in bathrooms everywhere.
As we've learned, bidets can be more hygienic, better for your health, save the environment and save you money. If you have the desire to incorporate a bidet in your bathroom design, remember the following. You may need to have plumbing reconfigured or added for your bidet and this will involve a call to a plumber. You also may need to add an electrical outlet so that you aren't limited in your bidet placement. Make sure that you have enough space on all sides of your toilet and bidet. Once all of these issues are figured out, you're ready to install your bidet and enjoy how most of the world uses the bathroom.