If you’re not familiar with bidets, there are plenty of reasons to consider buying one. Newly redesigned products combine the cleanliness and functionality bidets are traditionally known for with sleek styling and technological advancements that are rapidly gaining popularity. Speaking about bidets, Richard Trethewey, a licensed master and journeyman plumber had this to say: “The functions of [a bidet] are really great. You save on a lot of toilet paper, and you can really make sure there’s proper hygiene.”
Today’s bidets come in a wide variety of designs that not only save space, but also represent the ultimate level of hygienic and luxurious bathroom experiences. We spent hours researching the top-rated standout bidet designs with the most cutting-edge and technologically advanced features.
TOTO Clayton Vertical Spray Bidet
Elegant and classic design
Generous flushing rim prevents spills
Vertical spray and integral overflow
Doesn’t include fixtures
Lacks high-tech features
The TOTO Clayton Vertical Spray Bidet gets serious points for being an elegant and tasteful addition to your bathroom. It comes with an available matching sink and toilet for a professional and classy bathroom decor. This stylish option features stylized curves and practical functions that make the bidet straightforward and easy to use. Plus, we love how easy to clean the vitreous china construction makes this model–and it’s durable, too. As an added perk, the generously-sized flushing rim prevents errant sprays and spills.
This unit also features an easy-to-use and traditionally designed vertical spray with an integral overflow that prevents accidental flooding from overfilling. Installing this bidet is also pretty easy and straightforward. It’s designed for a deck-mounted bidet faucet with diverter and vacuum breaker.
One benefit or detriment, depending on your personal preference, is this bidet doesn’t include the fixtures. So, while you can customize them, it does add to the overall expense of the unit. Since this model is a little pricey to begin with, that might be a dealbreaker for some. Also, if you’re looking for a lot of high-tech bells and whistles, this classic choice doesn’t fit the bill. However, we like it as a convenient, mess- and fuss-free option for first-time bidet users.
Price at time of publish: $526
Dimensions: 25.5 x 14.13 x 15 inches | Weight: 48 pounds | Warranty: 1-year limited | Installation Method: Freestanding floor-mount
Duravit D-Code Floor Standing Bidet
Affordable price tag
Sleek, modern look
Space-saving, compact design
No temperature controls
Horizontal spray can be difficult to control
For the budget-conscious consumer, the Duravit D-Code Floor Standing Bidet balances an affordable price with all of the functionality you need to get started. It’s a space-saving, elegantly designed option that features smooth lines with a modern flair, and its small footprint makes it a great fit for bathrooms of all sizes. While this bidet is only available in a white finish, it comes with a host of matching bathroom appliances that bring everything together to create a clean and simplistic design feel. This model accepts all one-piece bidet faucets, too.
Since Duravit’s D-Code Bidet is priced well below other comparable models, the fact that it doesn’t include a faucet stings the pocketbook a little less. It features a horizontal flow pattern, which is somewhat less user-friendly than a vertical choice, but the water pressure is easily controlled. It also lacks a warm-water option, but the fact that it’s so easy to install and straightforward to use makes up for it.
Price at time of publish: $315
Dimensions: 21.25 x 13.75 x 16.63 inches | Weight: 37 pounds | Warranty: Unspecified | Installation Method: Freestanding floor-mount
Kohler K-4886-0 Memoirs Vertical Spray Bidet with 4 Faucet Holes
Available in multiple colors
Classy, distinctive design features
Features warm water control
Bowl may be too shallow for some
The Kohler Memoirs Vertical Spray Bidet is practically a work of art for your bathroom. This bidet is a statement piece that features graceful lines and lends a touch of class to your lavatory. One of its best selling points is that unlike many other bidets, this one is available in a wide variety of color options to suit almost any bathroom decor. You can also customize the faucet to suit your tastes. And beyond design customization, this bidet offers a handy feature: a gentle warm water wash, which isn’t available on all bidets.
However, there is a drawback to this bidet, and it’s definitely the steep price point. You’ll also need to pony up for a 4-piece bidet faucet (no faucet is included), which can also be quite pricey. In terms of high-quality construction and durable design, however, this Kohler bidet is tough to beat. Its classic look never really goes out of style, either. Some users do complain that the bowl is a little too shallow and installation is not as simple and straightforward as a single faucet design, but almost everyone agrees that the look and functionality are ideal.
Price at time of publish: $1,006
Dimensions: 25.56 x 15.25 x 15 inches | Weight: 56.5 pounds | Warranty: 1-year limited | Installation Method: Freestanding floor-mount
American Standard Cadet Bidet
Compact, lighter-weight option
Nicely sized for more petite users
Understated design pairs well with any decor
Gentle, accurate vertical spray
Might be too short for taller users
Looks a little more dated
American Standard, like many other manufacturers on our list, has a solid and long-standing reputation for producing reliable and durable products, like the American Standard Cadet Bidet. While not as flashy and statement-making as some bidets, the clean lines and straightforward, no-nonsense design of this model will fit inconspicuously into almost any bathroom without clashing with your existing themes.
This bidet is highly functional, featuring a subtle flushing rim and integral overflow that directs water exactly where you want it. The vertical spray is gentle and can be adjusted in temperature for warmer or cooler flow, depending on your preference. While this unit is an excellent choice for smaller bathrooms with limited space, taller users may find it’s a little too short for ideal comfort. This model also looks slightly more dated than some of the sleeker, more modern bidet designs that are so popular right now.
Price at time of publish: $433
Dimensions: 25.75 x 15 x 14.5 inches | Weight: 42 pounds | Warranty: 1-year limited | Installation Method: Freestanding floor-mount
Swiss Madison St. Tropez Wall Hung Bidet
Easy to clean and maintain
Ultra sleek and understated design
Installation takes a long time
Not the most comfortable
For homes without in-floor rough-ins or folks who are looking for a modern, space-saving alternative, the St. Tropez Wall Hung Bidet by Swiss Madison is the ideal solution. Constructed from durable (and easy to maintain) ceramic, it’s available in either high-gloss white or rich matte black. The minimalistic design and clean lines of this bidet blend seamlessly with most bathroom themes. The wall-mounted design also makes it super easy to clean and disinfect underneath the unit.
The single-faucet set-up adds to the ease of installation of this bidet, but it can still be more time consuming and difficult to get just right compared with the more common floor-mounted models. It also features a horizontal flow and sharper edges around the bowl, which can make it somewhat less comfortable to use than other models. However, details like the chrome-finished overflo, add a nice touch compared to most other overflow designs on the list. Plus, with its affordable price, we think this wall-mounted model is tough to top.
Price at time of publish: $248
Dimensions: 21 5/8 x 14 9/16 x 13 inches | Weight: 59.2 pounds | Warranty: 1-year limited | Installation Method: Wall-Hung
Easiest to Install
Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment
Converts existing toilet into a convenient bidet
Toilet seat add-on rather than true bidet
No temperature control feature
If you want a bidet that’s super quick and easy to install without any construction hassles or mess, you need the Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment. This uber compact toilet attachment modifies your regular toilet into a hygienic bidet, without requiring you to purchase an entirely separate appliance. This self-cleaning SmartSpray nozzle uses your toilet’s fresh, clean water supply to rinse your backside after each use, giving you a cleaner clean than just using toilet tissue. It’s a smart solution for small bathrooms with no room for a full bidet or those who want to “test drive” a bidet without making a sizable investment.
This cleverly designed device installs in under 10 minutes, and its universal design fits seamlessly with most existing toilet seats. It features adjustable water pressure control, a precision nozzle that lets you direct water where you want it, and an automatic shut-off for energy savings. The one drawback is it isn’t technically an actual bidet, but it’s great for those who aren’t sure they want to commit to installing a true bidet. It also doesn’t offer any water temperature control like some other bidets on our list. However, its effectiveness, ease of installation, and quality performance make Tushy’s bidet attachment a worthwhile pick.
Price at time of publish: $109
Dimensions: 15.85 x 8.4 x 0.51 inches | Weight: 2.3 pounds | Warranty: 1-year limited | Installation Method: Toilet seat attachment
Swiss Madison Cascade Bidet
Sleek, minimalistic design
Only available in one color
Doesn’t contain errant spray well
The Swiss Madison Cascade Floor-Mount Bidet gets attention for being an elegantly minimalistic-looking bidet that is both modern and classic at the same time. It measures slightly taller than most of the other bidets on the list, making it an ideal choice for taller users or people with mobility limitations or sore joints. It features a straightforward, easy-to-install, and easy to use single faucet setup with a horizontal spray. As with most other bidets on this list, you’ll need to purchase the faucet separately, giving you opportunities to customize your look, but adding to the overall expense of the unit.
This model features the typical durable white ceramic, but it would be nice if it was offered in a few other color choices. The elongated bowl is a good size for most users and collects water well, but the horizontal spray and minimal rim don’t contain erratic spray as well as some other models. However, for a clean, sleek design, this model scores big points.
Price at time of publish: $318
Dimensions: 21.62 x 16.1 x 14.5 inches | Weight: 54 pounds | Warranty: 1-year limited | Installation Method: Freestanding floor-mount
Duravit Starck 3 Durafix Wall Mount Bidet
Lightweight, space-saving design
Straightforward and quick installation
5-year limited warranty
Faucet isn’t included
Shortened bowl not spacious
For those bathrooms in which space is at a premium, there’s the compact and lightweight wall-mounted Duravit Starck 3 Durafix Bidet. This German designed bidet is an understated and inconspicuous addition to your existing bathroom. This bidet is also part of a value-based and timeless design line that lets you completely match all the pieces in your bathroom, or it’s subtle enough to add as a standalone fixture.
With a projection of only 19 1/8 inches, this bidet is also a practical solution for smaller powder rooms. The drawback to that space-saving design is the bowl may not be comfortable for larger individuals. While it is known to be part of Duravit’s value line, it doesn’t include every component you’ll need–which means you’ll want to factor add-ons like a faucet into your overall cost. However, the fact that this bidet is backed by a 5-year limited warranty is also a big selling point that makes it a product you can purchase with confidence.
Price at time of publish: $510
Dimensions: 21.25 x 14.125 x 15.75 inches | Weight: 45.9 pounds | Warranty: 5-year limited | Installation Method: Wall-Hung
Index Bath Brass Double Mode Hot and Cold Handheld Bidet
High-quality, durable construction
Classic look and sleek feel
Available in multiple finishes
Long wait times for delivery
Not backed by any warranty
The Index Bath Brass Double Mode Hot and Cold Handheld Bidet is another great addition to anyone looking to add a bidet function to their bathroom without having to outfit and install an actual bidet. While a little on the pricey side, it’s certainly far less expensive, space-saving, and much easier to install than a traditional bidet. This handheld bidet offers you the luxury of customized spray pressure and water temperature, giving you the most thorough and personalized cleaning of almost any bidets on the list.
This fixture is available in four separate color choices, giving you plenty of options to match your existing bathroom fixtures. It offers a classic and refined look and is very durably constructed. There are no cheap plastic components to this well-made faucet. One drawback is standard delivery can take up to 21 business days, so be prepared to be patient. We also could not find that it’s backed by any warranty to speak of, although there is a 30-day return policy.
Price at time of publish: $375
Dimensions: Not listed | Weight: Not listed | Warranty: Not listed | Installation Method: Wall-Hung Spray Nozzle
Best Bidet Toilet Seat
TOTO A2 Washlet Electric Heated Bidet Toilet Seat for Elongated Toilet in Cotton White
Quick and easy to install
Converts existing toilet into a bidet
Offers high-tech, luxurious features
Can be confusing to master
Plastic may not be the most durable
Electronic, technologically advanced toilet seats like the TOTO A2 Washlet Elongated Soft Close Bidet Seat that can convert your existing toilet into a multifunctional bidet are gaining popularity in North America. They’re a great way to up the ante on your bathroom hygiene without having to shell out for another expensive piece that needs to be professionally installed in your existing bathroom. Not only that, they have a lot of clever features that make your bathroom experience extra luxurious.
This model features a specially contoured seat for maximum comfort and coverage. You get adjustable warm water and pressure settings for a personalized clean, including a dual-action spray with an oscillating option. You also get an adjustable heated seat and automatic soft close, not to mention it’s self-cleaning. This model is relatively quick and easy to install. The not-so-great news? It’s made out of plastic, which may not offer the best long-term durability. Figuring out how to control and operate it can also take some time, especially if you’re not super tech-savvy.
Price at time of publish: $299
Dimensions: 18.5 x 5.25 x 0.99 inches | Weight: 13.87 pounds | Warranty: 1-year limited | Installation Method: Seat installed on existing toilet
If you’re looking for the ideal combination of stylish elegance, straightforward and easy functionality, durability, and a reasonable price point, you should consider our top pick overall, the TOTO Clayton Vertical Spray Bidet. It’s a classy and welcome addition to any bathroom. If you’re looking for something that’s ultra compact, super affordable, and works seamlessly with your existing toilet to turn it into a bidet, consider the Index Bath Brass Double Mode Hot and Cold Handheld Bidet. This handheld bidet is quick to install and offers much in the way of personalized cleaning.
What to Look for in Bidets
There are lots of things to consider when buying a bidet. Paying attention to a few key factors can make or break your love and appreciation for one.
As with any major bathroom fixture, special attention needs to be paid when installing your bidet to ensure it’s done correctly and safely.
Plumbing: You’ll need a dedicated water supply line and drain roughed into either your floor or wall, depending on the style you want.
Space: Be sure to purchase a bidet that fits with the amount of usable open space you have in your bathroom. Don’t forget to leave plenty of room around the front and sides of the unit for everyone to fit comfortably. If you’re tight on space, you may want to go with a compact bidet like the Duravit Starck 3 Durafix Wall Mount Bidet.
Building Codes: It’s up to you to ensure that the bidet you select complies with all up-to-date building codes for your area. Be sure to check with your town or state regarding particular regulations.
Compatibility and Esthetics: You’ll want to choose something that fits in with your current bathroom decor. Most people don’t want their bidet to be a glaring statement piece in their bathroom, but rather compliment your existing bathroom pieces and decor.
To keep things easy and compliant, it’s best to consult with a professional plumber or contractor regarding proper installation and safe function of your bidet.
Depending on your personal preference and the climate in which you reside, being able to alter the water temperature of your bidet spray can be a key factor in the enjoyment and frequency of use of your bidet. Do you prefer cold, warm, or even hot water to wash your tush? If you want warm or hot water, does your bathroom have a readily accessible hot water supply that you can plumb into your bidet?
Be sure to limit the temperature of the water to something safe so you or your children and guests don’t accidentally scald your delicate nether regions. If you’re going to be using your bidet frequently, is energy efficiency a concern? You might be taxing your water heater more than you planned.
Spray pressure of your bidet can be tough to gauge prior to actually trying it out. That said, consider purchasing one like the Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment that allows you to control the strength of the spray. That way, every user can have a pleasant experience that is both safe and comfortable.
Some bidets are very straightforward and limited in their functionality. This makes them very simple and easy to use. However, depending on the amount of individual users you may have in your household, the bidet experience isn’t usually a one-size-fits-all scenario. Consider purchasing a bidet that allows you to adjust water pressure, water direction, and water temperature in order to allow everyone to have a safe and pleasant washing experience.
Electronic Controls: For the tech-savvy consumer, some of the newer bidets feature handy electronic controls that allow you to alter the water pressure, temperature, and direction of spray. They may even feature a handy nightlight function or quiet flush option.
Warm Air Dryer: Part of the draw of bidets is to provide a thorough and gentle cleaning while cutting down on your use of toilet paper. If you’re really trying to get away from toilet paper consumption, look for a bidet that offers a soothing warm air dryer function.
Motion-Activated Lids: If you’re thinking about getting a bidet toilet combo, many of them come with a lot of fun features, including motion-activated lids that open as soon as the sensor recognizes movement near the unit. This is great if you live with someone who’s chronically leaving the seat up, since it automatically opens and closes.
Do bidets use a lot of electricity?
Traditional bidets don’t actually use any electricity. They function much the same way your toilet does. If you have a warm water function on your bidet, it will draw some energy from your hot water heater, which can have a small impact on your electric bill if you have an electric water heater. If you’re going for a new, high-tech bidet that offers electronic functions, they are actually quite energy efficient, with automatic sensors and shut-offs to conserve electricity. That said, be sure to check the Energy Star Rating of the appliance prior to purchase if you’re concerned about your additional electricity consumption from the installation of your bidet.
Is a bidet sanitary?
A bidet is considered the ultimate in sanitary and hygienic cleaning of your undercarriage. It eliminates irritation caused by toilet tissue use, cuts down on the amount of toilet tissue used overall, removes more debris and bacteria than toilet tissue alone, and prevents your hands from coming into direct contact with your body and its waste products.
How much does it cost to install a bidet?
The cost of installing a bidet can vary greatly depending on the type of bidet you choose and its features or any additional upgrades you may want. In general, a traditional, non-electric bidet can cost anywhere from $50 to $200 to install. If you want an electric bidet that needs a dedicated outlet in order to function properly, be prepared to pay closer to the $250 to $1,000 range, depending on whether you decide to enlist the help of a professional plumber or not.
If you want to convert your existing toilet to a bidet using one of the new high tech toilet seats, like the TOTO A2 Washlet Elongated Soft Close Bidet Seat, installation cost might be $0, since most people can do the installation on their own.
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This article was written by Dr. Lisa Conant, a freelance writer and licensed chiropractor. Dr. Conant has written hundreds of articles on natural health and wellness, as well as home and automotive topics. For this piece, she relied on her own clinical expertise, sought insight from other expert sources, such as master and journeyman plumber Richard Trethewey, and also poured over dozens of product reviews from online sources and independent consumers, putting high-quality construction, functionality, brand reputation, and user-friendly features at the top of the list.