Does the bidet still have its place next to the toilet?

There is no fear of appearing kitsch by installing a bidet at home since it is making a comeback after falling into disuse. The confinement of this beginning of the year having pushed many households to stock toilet paper rolls in large numbers, it did not take more to see the sales of this pocket bathtub intended for personal hygiene explode, a rebirth justified even more markedly in Australia. Let’s take stock of the great usefulness of this equipment, which can compete without blushing with the washlet (understand Japanese toilets) fitted to more than 9 out of 10 Japanese households.

The advantages of the bidet

Cet sanitary equipment has the following advantages:

  • Very convenient,
  • Essential for impeccable intimate hygiene,
  • Economical in water compared to a shower following the passage to the toilet,
  • Allows you to use less toilet paper,
  • Finds its place in the bathroom as in the WC,
  • Easy and quick to install,
  • Comes in different versions, including removable or transportable models,
  • Can be equipped with a hand shower.

Dethroned by toilet paper a few decades ago, the bidet is nevertheless much more eco-friendly. Indeed, just to provide toilet paper to the French population, nearly 30,000 trees are felled each year. Globally, a million trees are sacrificed just to make toilet paper! An ecological disaster that could be resolved if each dwelling were equipped with a bidet.

From a financial point of view, everyone could gain greatly since the annual expenditure devoted to the purchase of toilet paper rolls represents up to 90 euros for some households. Knowing that a removable bidet to be placed on the toilet bowl is sold for 50 €, that a classic model costs from 90 to 110 € and that the price of a state-of-the-art suspended bidet is around 150 to 200 €, the calculation is quickly… Even by opting for the top of the top, you quickly win.

By using the bidet, everyone can drastically reduce their “consumption” of small squares of paper while having a much cleaner bottom when leaving the toilet! We can therefore kill three birds with one stone: the wallet finds its account, the environment too, and this small sanitary appliance has no equal so that we feel ultra clean throughout the day ( and for women, at any time of the month).

Which bidet to choose?

This star equipment in the 1950s since it fitted collective housing which met the needs of households in terms of comfort, disappeared in the 1970s. 1710 that it made its first appearance in France, then an element carved in beech wood intended for the bourgeoisie.

Today, the bidet is offered in several models in order to satisfy the greatest number of people and to integrate into all types of housing. We therefore find:

  • The bidet without water inlet : whether free-standing or removable, it can be stored in a closet and taken out only when in use. Price: from 20 to 50 € depending on model.
  • The floor-standing bidet : this classic model requires a space just for him. It is therefore necessary to have sufficient space next to the toilets. Price: from €70, €250 for top-of-the-range.
  • The electric bidet : it is a 2 in 1 toilet bowl with integrated hot/cold water shower. Discreet, it is particularly well suited to very small spaces. Price: from 200 to 350 €.
  • The suspended bidet : this fashionable version is aesthetic and not bulky. Price: from €150.
  • The electric travel bidet with hot water jet: to be used at home, this ultra-discreet foldable model can also be taken everywhere for impeccable intimate hygiene. Equipped with a sprayer, a water tank and an electronic switch, it works thanks to a lithium battery with an autonomy of 15 to 20 days and rechargeable in just 2 hours. Price: 35 to 45 €.

It can be noted that the portable electric bidet is a piece of equipment that provides a great comfort for incontinent people, people with reduced mobility, and which also limits the discomfort associated with constipation leading to hemorrhoidal flare-ups, and irritation due to the frequent use of toilet paper during intestinal problems. It also quickly turns out to be essential for women at certain periods of the cycle.

Finally, with regard to the bidets to be installed, the prix agree out of pose. Depending on the configuration of the premises and the complexity of the site, the installation cost is between 100 and 250 €. Do not hesitate to request multiple quotes to local artisans through a comparator on line.

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