You have probably heard the term before without even knowing what it is. Popular in places like Europe, people are skipping traditional toilet paper and using a bidet to clean up after using the restroom. Even in the US, more and more people are turning to these unique bathroom fixtures to decrease waste and save money while improving their overall hygiene. Bidets are more environmentally friendly and are cheaper in the long run when you aren't paying for toilet paper time and time again.
Than...kfully, buying a bidet is very similar to buying a toilet. They come in many different styles and sizes, and hook up to your bathroom’s plumbing. If you're interested in buying one for your bathroom, it's important to have the layout planned out. You will need to find a spot in the bathroom to fit the bidet since it will take up space next to or around your toilet. Some bathrooms may even need additional plumbing to connect the bidet to the water supply. Therefore, you should think about the size and style of the bidet to fit in the space.
Don’t know where to begin? We've taken some of the challenge out for you with this list of the top seven bidets.
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Most bidets have a fairly standard design. If you were to take a toilet and combine it with a bathroom sink and faucet, you would pretty much get a bidet. These are meant to be sat on so you can easily reach any spot you want to clean up after using the restroom. The best, all-around option on this list is affordable, stylish and easy to install and use.
The Toto BT500AR is a contemporary style of bidet that complements a variety of interior design styles you may want to use in your bathroom.... Installation is fairly straightforward: plumbing is routed up through the floor and connects to the base of the bidet. A single hole on top will hold the faucet/handle combination of your choosing. Using high-quality porcelain, this bidet will last a long time with the proper care and maintenance.
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Sometimes, it's nice to have a little bit of extra control with your bidet. Typically, this means you can set the water temperature to your exact liking. The Kohler San Tropez features separate hot and cold water handles for the faucet so you can dial in the perfect temperature. It also has separate mounting holes for the faucet and each handle, creating a lovely three-pronged design you can accent with your choice of metallic fixtures made of copper, bronze, stainless steel, etc.
The San... Tropez also features a standard sink plug and overflow port. The plug will retain water just like in a normal sink for extended washing. The overflow port keeps water from pouring out over the rim of the bidet if you add too much water to the bowl.
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Bidets come with a variety of price tags. For people looking to test out the waters with this unique bathroom fixture, a budget option is a great way to keep yourself from spending too much money on something you're not sure about. The American Standard Cadet is a fantastic budget model that is simple to install in a common bathroom setup. Two bolting caps easily secure to the floor, keeping the bidet from shifting while you use it.
This one comes with a single mounting hole for a... faucet/handle combination fixture. The smooth curves of the bidet make it easy to include in popular design styles such as modern or contemporary decors. At the same time, the overall look is elegant enough to be right at home in a more traditional or classic style.
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Floor or deck mounted bidets are common in second or third story bathrooms since it can be easier to install plumbing in between floors rather than the walls. Instead of having to remove and replace drywall, installing plumbing in the floor usually requires removing the flooring and plywood underneath, then replacing everything after the pipes are placed. A deck mounted bidet is the perfect choice if you have a bathroom you have stripped down to the bare bones for renovation.
The American... Standard 5023 is a through-the-floor bidet which is fastened down with the standard two bolt setup that holds the bowl down on each side. The rim is more pronounced around the bowl to prevent water from spraying and damaging the surrounding drywall or cabinetry in your bathroom. The bowl will keep the water contained so you can use it without worry.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Wall-mounted bidets are a common choice for bathrooms on the first floor of homes or that are in the construction phase. For homes with concrete foundations or basements, it can be difficult to install the plumbing if the correct rough-in doesn't exist already. Wall-mounted bidets hook up to pipes in the wall, which makes it easier to install without having to dig out concrete to place new plumbing.
The Duravit 2249150000 is a sleek, wall-mounted option that has a simple and elegant look to... fit a variety of interior design styles. The white, alpine exterior complements many color palettes so you can use any kind of paint color, wallpaper patterns, or textures on the walls without conflicting with the bidet. This shade of white can also complement similar fixtures such as white toilets, sinks and bathtubs.
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Modern and contemporary design styles are all about sleek and smooth lines. In some ways, these designs celebrate the beauty of simplicity. A smooth surface bounces and reflects light in a way that is both flat and 3D all at once. When paired with similar design elements in a bathroom, a modern bidet can create a uniform, clean look throughout the space. If this is the style you want in your bathroom, one of the best options is the Duravit 2283100000.
This is one of the most sleek and streamlined... bidets available today. A smooth, white finish accents the organic curves of the bowl. To top everything off, it also comes with an ultramodern looking faucet that completes the overall package. If you want to avoid the hassle of shopping for separate fixtures, this is a great choice to consider.
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It may be difficult to think of a bidet in a traditional setting. While bidets haven’t been common in the U.S., it is still possible to create a classic, traditional look in your bathroom while taking advantage of the financial and hygienic benefits of a bidet. The traditional style is all about the details.
The Kohler Memoirs sits on the opposite end of the design spectrum from sleek and modern options. The bowl of this bidet is graced with ornate lines running the entire perimeter. Four... mounting holes on top give you plenty of options for different styles of faucets and handles to match its graceful look. Choose something metallic and clean or with a little bit of vintage, rustic appeal to complete the final design.
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