During the pandemic, American homeowners – including plenty of folks right here in Whitestone – had their plumbers install bidets. Bidets became popular as part of the health and wellness priority trend associated with staying home and avoiding COVID.
But does this home plumbing trend have staying power? Architectural Digest is saying maybe not, but industry experts and plumbing fixture suppliers are reporting strong demand. Bidets are being chosen by people who want to enjoy a greater level of cleanliness and comfort in the bathroom. They’re also seen as a high end luxury feature that can add to the value of the home.
Is a Bidet Right For Your Home?
If you’re pondering having your Whitestone plumber install a bidet, here are three factors to keep in mind. The first is space. A bidet requires just as much space as a toilet. This means you need an area 30″ across and approximately 4 feet deep. Bidets come in wall-mounted and free-standing models: you’ll want to talk to your Whitestone plumber about what makes sense for you.
For some families, especially those with limited bathroom space, it might make more sense to have your plumber install a new toilet that has a built in bidet and dryer. This way you enjoy having the luxury amenity without having to sacrifice limited floor space.
Bidets are most commonly installed in the master bath. That being said, as Whitestone plumbers, we’ve done more than a few family bathroom bidet installations. They’re also a very popular option for en suite bathrooms in in-law apartments.
How Often Should A Toilet Be Replaced
While the conventional wisdom says that a toilet can last 50 years or more, the fact is that technology has advanced to such a degree that your older toilet may not meet your expectations. If you feel like an upgrade is in order, contact your local plumber.