Since I moved to North America it always amazed me that many times I have seen, especially in brand new houses, two sinks in a bathroom, taking lots of space, and for me totally useless since I would not want to be seen by anyone while in my private sanctuary…especially when I wake up in the morning making faces to the mirror while I brush my teeth…but… no trace of a bidet. You can read the whole story of how, when, where the mysterious sink was invented, HERE.
A new concept emerged not long ago of a toilet with a bidet incorporated, used mostly in affluent Asian countries and starting to appeal recently to Americans. It consists in a water system going through the seat of a toilet, whose temperature can also be regulated by a remote control.
Without entering in details…water is better than just plain paper, which is better than a plantain leaf! So we have already two degrees of separation from barbaric customs, if we add a mild soap…well… I leave it to your imagination how fresh you would feel, in your best days and also in your worst ones.
I have heard that North Americans are one of the top producers of bidets, but weird as it is, they mostly export them. I like to encourage more people to use this mysterious sink in their houses when renovating.
I always insist on installing one and I survive the jokes of the plumbers with silence and a smile on my face knowing that my clients will be happily thanking me later!
Welcome to the world of bidets, used by millions who will
never settle for a bathroom without one.
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