In the last year, interest in bidets has risen. Bidets have been widely used in different parts of the world, but the United States has shown little interest in using bidets until last year. More people started to express an interest in installing bidets in their lavatory with a toilet paper shortage.
Bidets have numerous benefits besides providing an alternative to personal hygiene in the bathroom when you don’t have toilet paper. It can be a milder alternative to wiping for people with health problems and more convenient than needing to run to the store to purchase toilet paper. There are different types of bidets for different budgets and design styles, so you don’t have to be restricted to any specific kind if you’re looking to add a bidet to your bathroom renovation.
Surge in Popularity
020 brought many changes to the world. One of those changes was lockdowns and quarantines. With these lockdowns came runs to the grocery store and people stocking up on necessary items, like toilet paper. With toilet paper supplies potentially running low for some people, they began to look at alternatives.
Bidets have been in use in Europe and South America for years. Events in 2020 made North Americans look at how their worldly neighbors manage their bathroom hygiene. Bidets provide a way to stay clean without having to buy toilet paper.
Why Have Them?
Bidets can help you save money in the long run. Once a bidet has been installed, you won’t have to buy toilet paper continually. This also helps the environment by reducing the amount of toilet paper in plumbing.
Bidets also provide an alternative for people with health problems. People who have IBS or who have recently given birth may struggle to wipe adequately to keep themselves clean. Spraying water ensures that everyone stays clean in the bathroom.
Types of Bidet
If you’re considering adding a bidet to your bathroom, you have options. Traditionally, bidets are separate from other bathroom parts; however, installing the bidet adjacent to the toilet is more practical. Nowadays, there are all in one bidet toilets that are not only space-saving but also highly convenient. However, these units come with a hefty price tag. Another option is toilet seat bidets that are installed directly on top of an existing toilet. Once it’s hooked up, you can spray water instead of wiping for a fully hygienic bathroom experience. This is the cheapest and most practical route for those who want a bidet’s convenience and luxury in their bathroom. Bidets can be used all the time or as an alternative when toilet paper won’t cut it.
The surge in popularity for bidets can is attributed to a run and shortage of toilet paper during the lockdowns of 2020. Bidets are helpful for many different situations, both short and long-term. You can purchase and install various kinds of bidets for what works best in your home.
The past year has caused many people to reevaluate what’s not working in their lives. For some people, this was thinking about changes they could make in the bathroom to lack toilet paper, not as dire. Bidets can provide a permanent or temporary solution to different problems.