Not every apartment owner can afford to install and connect a bidet. This plumbing requires additional space. In addition, some believe, not without reason, that there is no need for a bidet, because there are good alternatives..
A hygienic shower can be used for the following purposes:
- for carrying out hygiene procedures over the toilet. It is this function that allows him to completely replace the bidet;
- it is convenient to clean the toilet itself and the bathroom by supplying water under pressure and using a sufficiently long flexible hose;
- you can wash the cat litter box without touching the main sink, which, you see, is not very hygienic;
- you can wash your shoes over the toilet, again without getting the sink dirty.
The hygienic shower consists of a holder, a hose, a mixer and a hand shower. There is a button on the watering can, water flows only when it is pressed. That is, even after turning on the mixer, water will not flow from the watering can until the button is pressed.
A hygienic shower is installed next to the toilet, on the side walls or behind it, at such a height that it is convenient to use it while sitting. To the right or left of the toilet – you decide which is more convenient.
It is important that the hose does not lie on the floor, it looks ugly, moreover, moisture or debris can accumulate under it.
There are two ways to mount a hygienic shower: external and hidden, we described the second option in detail. The outdoor version assumes attachment to the washbasin mixer. It is clear that such an installation can be used only if the sink is installed next to the toilet, at arm’s length, otherwise it will be impossible to use a hygienic shower.
The cost of a hygienic shower may vary, depending on the model, manufacturer, function. A simple model with a Russian-made mixer can be bought for 3 thousand rubles, but a German hygienic shower with a thermostat will cost about 18-20 thousand rubles.
A bidetka is a toilet with a bidet function. Outwardly, it is no different from the usual plumbing. However, it has special nozzles either under the rim of the bowl, on the fitting, or on the side of the bowl, built-in. When you turn on the bidet function, water starts flowing; after turning off, the fitting simply hides under the rim. As in a conventional shower, the power of the jet and the temperature of the water are regulated by the mixer. However, you cannot change the direction of the jet. Therefore, a bidetka, unlike a hygienic shower, has only one function..
The cheapest are mechanical bidetkas – from 9-14 thousand rubles. The cost of innovative models with electronic bidettes, which have many functions, is already 60-85 thousand rubles and more. It is important to remember that the electronic shower toilet needs a separate reliable electrical wiring.