The size of bathrooms is usually an afterthought when architects are putting pen to paper but the smallest room in the house has some modern requirements. A few years ago, the word “bidet” conjured up visions of an avocado coloured cross between a toilet and a basin, only the height giving you a clue that it needs to be sat on, only then leaving you to wonder which way you should sit on this slightly odd unit. Designers and manufacturers have put their heads together and come up with, fantastic modern bidets for small bathrooms.
Bidets for Small Bathrooms
Times have moved on and there are now three great options to consider when choosing a bidet for small bathrooms. Easily purchased online and installed by a keen DIYer these modern bidets could be a great addition to the littlest room in your house.
- Electric Seat Bidet.
- Handheld Bidet Spray.
- Portable Handheld Bidet Spray.
When choosing which bidet to install, you may want to take a few factors into consideration. For example,
- How often will the bidet get used?
- How will the bidet look, once installed?
- Is there enough space either side of the loo?
- Is the plumbing accessible to fit the new bidet?
Let’s run through the bidet options, to find which bidet is right for your bathroom.
Bidet Toilet Seats
These great looking toilet seat bidets range from basic retro fitted seats, that can be fitted underneath an existing loo seat, to fully loaded, remote controlled warm water, warm air drying soft bubble producing bidet for the most luxurious clean! Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?!
Basic Seat Models
Known as mechanical bidets, these models are very easy to install and are great value at well under $50. Fitting the bidet is straight forward as they only require water. This is usually taken from the water inlet that supplies the toilet cistern or from the hot and cold feed which supplies the basin taps.
Most units have two control knobs for operation, one which controls the temperature, the other that controls the water flow, which works similarly to a basin tap. When the tap is operated, a fine spray of water is supplied to the wand which is situated at the back of the toilet bowl.
Electric Seat Models
Now, this is when you really do enter the realms of luxury! Unlike the mechanical bidet described earlier, your existing toilet seat is completely replaced with a new super comfortable seat. Contained in the new electric bidet seat is an abundance of functions to make your cleaning experience, not only “hands-off” but also ensuring your peach is left feeling clean, fresh and dry when you leave the bathroom. These wonderful bidets have a price range of between $200 to a little under $1000, with many models in between.
Just a few of the features available on electric bidets.
- Warm air drying.
- Remote control operation.
- Oscillating wide clean.
- Pulsating massage with soft bubble infusion.
- Heated seat.
- Dual self-cleaning nozzles.
HandHeld Bidets for Small Bathrooms
Handheld bidet sprays are the easiest and most cost-effective way of installing a bidet in small bathrooms. The handheld bidet consists of a length of flexible hose, similar to a shower hose, attached to a small shower head, there is a small finger trigger on the showerhead, and when operated gives a soft but effective stream of water for cleaning.
N.B. Unfortunately, the Aquaus 360 is not available in the UK.
The handheld sprays, are a no-frills, basic answer to bidets for small bathrooms but they do the job and sadly there is no warm water option. All that said they are easily installed and discreet. If you are looking for an occasional use, free-standing bidet option, have a look at portable handheld bidets, you can even fill them with warm water!