If you are remodeling your bathroom, you may want to consider having a bidet installed. The perfect time to do so is during a remodel so that adjustments can be made to create the space needed for the bidet. There are many ways in which a bidet can make your time in the bathroom easier and more beneficial to your needs or the needs of certain family members.
Start by understanding how a bidet works
A bidet looks like a toilet, but it serves a different function. Once you use the toilet, you will then use the bidet. You sit on it and push the lever to release warm water, which gently shoots upward toward the area you need to clean after you use the toilet. This allows you to get clean after going to the bathroom without the need to use toilet paper.
You may not have enough space in your bathroom to have both a toilet and a bidet. However, there are toilet/bidet combinations that take care of space concerns. With a combination model, you can use the toilet and then select to use the bidet without moving from one seat to the other, which is also very convenient.
Conditions a bidet can be helpful for
Upper body pain: If you have pain in your shoulders, upper back, elbows, or wrists, then wiping can cause you to experience pain and discomfort. In this situation, using a bidet allows you to get clean after using the toilet without requiring you to move sore limbs or joints.
Chronic diarrhea: If you have chronic diarrhea issues, then constantly wiping can lead to sensitivity and pain in your anal region. Using the warm water of the bidet will get you clean in a soothing manner.
Weight issues: If you are obese, wiping completely can be difficult. Using a bidet will help you to get those hard-to-reach areas clean.
Handicap conditions: If someone in your family has a condition such as partial paralysis, the bidet will help them with their cleanliness without needing assistance from someone else.
Anal fissures: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus and this can make it very painful for you to use toilet paper after you go to the bathroom. The warm water from the bidet cleans the area and provides you with soothing comfort.
Now that you have a better understanding of some of the ways a bidet can help you or someone else in your home, it's easy to see why you may want to have one installed during your home's remodeling. Speak with a home remodeling contractor from a company like Sherman & Walton INC to discuss options.