Love the idea of a complete bathroom suite? Then add a bidet to your shopping list for smart European style
Why buy a bidet?
When you’re planning your new bathroom, the bath, basin and toilet will all be on your must-have list, either as separate pieces or as a bathroom suite. However, if you want a look with five-star hotel credentials, it’s worth considering adding a bidet to your room plan. They’re hugely popular on the continent, and will make your bathroom scheme sophisticated and smart.
Which types of bidet are on offer?
Choose from two types of bidet to suit your bathroom.
Back to wall bidets sit on the floor. The pipework is concealed, so all you’ll see is the sculptural shape of your chosen design.
Wall hung bidets sit slightly above floor level. Like back to wall designs, the pipework is hidden, so the finished effect is fuss-free. Wall hung bidets will make your room look sleek and contemporary, and maximise the floor space on show, maintaining the spacious feel of the bathroom.
Which styles of bidet can I choose from?
Whether your bathroom has a modern vibe, or a more traditional feel, there’s a bidet to suit.
For modern country bathrooms, or those with a classic style, check out the Harrington back to wall bidet. The detailing on the plinth and bowl give it an authentic finish.
If you’re after a bathroom scheme with architectural angles as well as sinuous outlines, the Vittone back to wall bidet will make the right statement, and can be teamed with the Vittone pedestal basin or console basin.
Love contemporary curves for your bathroom? Pick from the stylish shape of the Janssen back to wall bidet; or check out the elegant modern Maderno back to wall bidet; or the space-saving statement Bernini back to wall bidet.
You might also like to take into account the shape of the bidet’s bowl. An elongated shape can be a little more comfortable to sit on – but as it’s longer, you will need to ensure you have the space in your room to accommodate it. Always check the dimensions before you buy.
Which bidet height?
As well as considering the style of your bidet, think about the best height for the bathroom’s users. Higher designs can suit older users better.
Where to position your bidet?
Traditionally, the bidet is fitted alongside the toilet in your bathroom scheme. It’s important to make sure you’ll have enough space for both items, so drawing up a scale plan is vital to ensure you will have room to use either in comfort. You’ll need to build in elbow room either side in addition to the space for each piece to create a functional bathroom.
Remember, too, that just as you would when you’re fitting a new toilet, you’ll need to take measurements from the back wall to ensure there’s enough depth to fit your bidet and to allow for its use.
What about the bidet taps?
You’ll need to choose taps to complement your bidet. A monobloc, which fits in a single tap hole and mixes the water as it flows into the bidet, will ensure the finished effect is sleek.
For a traditional style bidet, such as the Harrington, consider the Adler bidet monobloc tap, which has period-inspired detail with its cross handles.
For contemporary bidets, there’s plenty of choice from simple and chic designs, such as the Stirling bidet monobloc tap, or the confident straight lines of the Cubitt bidet monobloc. There are bath taps and basin taps in the same ranges so you can create a pulled-together look for your bathroom.
Buying bidet accessories
Unlike toilets, bidets don’t traditionally have seats. However, you will need to shop for toilet accessories such as support frames for wall hung bidets, and floor fixing kits. The waste is normally supplied separately, so don’t forget to order this as well.
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