BIDETS – THE NEW BATHROOM TREND

Before you scrunch up nose and exclaim, “eww”, take a minute to read about why bidets have become the new must-have accessory in your bathroom.

WHAT IS A BIDET?

A bidet looks like a mini toilet without a seat or a lid. It is usually installed adjacent to your toilet for easy access, and it comes in both manual and electronic varieties. There may be nozzles or spray pipes attached to it depending on the model and age of the bidet.

WHAT FUNCTION DOES IT SERVE?

Bidets are used for a variety of reasons – it’s primary function being to wash yourself off after using the toilet. Its invention was largely an evolution based on the 17th century French furniture piece that was used to assist ladies on long trips or throughout the night. While bidets were common amongst the aristocrats, plumbing improvements and the increased need brought the bidet to everyday homes, especially in Europe. Some religions also favour the use of bidets, which in turn has increased in popularity in regions where those beliefs are prominent.

WHAT ARE THE HYGIENE AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS?

Often, using toilet paper alone does not do the job and the use of a bidet ensures that you’re completely clean. Having said that, there have been variations of bidets that do not even require you to use toilet paper – talk about cutting edge. Environmentalists favour this, and, you won’t have to deal with blocked pipes ever again.

WHY HAS IT BECOME A TREND?

Recently, people have placed a lot of emphasis on hygiene due to the increased amount of global diseases. By incorporating a bathroom feature that helps you live a cleaner, eco-friendly lifestyle, it is a win-win situation for all. Over time, bidets have undergone many transformations to make them more appealing to the modern market. Needless to say, bidets are now a popular feature in many bathrooms around the world due to the various benefits and the style it exudes.

If you want to stay on trend, why not install a bidet in your bathroom? Contact the professionals at Boeing Plumbing for a quote.