|Long a popular bathroom feature in Europe
and Asia, bidets are becoming increasingly
common in luxury bathrooms in America. The
function of the bidet is often misunderstood.
They are not urinals but serve as small washbasins
for washing the most personal parts of the
body. They are also handy for washing the
feet and make great baby baths. The elderly
or infirm, who may be afraid of slipping
in the shower or have trouble getting into
the bathtub, will find a bidet an invaluable
way to maintain personal hygiene. |
If you are thinking of installing
in your bathroom, consider the
- The simplest bidets operate like a sink.
Water from an attached faucet pours warm
water into the basin, which can be plugged
and filled. When the cleansing process is
finished, the plug is pulled and the water
- Other bidet models have a nozzle that propels
an angled arc of water into the air, where
it contacts with the person sitting on the
bidet. Some bidets have two nozzles, one
at the front and another at the back.
- Those who would like to have a bidet but
who have limited space for installing one
should consider a combination toilet/bidet
(also known as paperless toilets). These
units will often also dry you after washing.
Another option is to add bidet like function
to an existing toilet by using a special
toilet seat. These special seats are often
automatically heated for added comfort.