Bidet – Wikipedia

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plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the genitalia and anus of the human body

A modern bidet of the traditional type

A bidet ( or ) is a bowl or receptacle designed to be sat on for the purpose of washing the human genitalia, perineum, inner buttocks, and anus. The modern variety includes a plumbed-in water supply and a drainage opening, and is thus a type of plumbing fixture subject to local hygiene regulations. The bidet is designed to promote personal hygiene, and is used after defecation, and before and after sexual intercourse, especially by females. In several European countries, a bidet is today required by law to be present in every bathroom containing a toilet bowl. It was originally located in the bedroom, near the chamber-pot and the marital bed, but in modern times is located near the toilet bowl in the bathroom. Fixtures that combine

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2020 Bathroom Remodel Cost | Bathroom Renovation Calculator

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Estimating Bathroom Remodel Costs

Bathroom remodel costs run anywhere from $2,500 to $25,000. Large master baths in luxury homes might even hit or exceed $50,000. The typical home will spend between $6,000 and $15,000 for a complete tear out and replace of all walls, fixtures and appliances.

Labor will run you anywhere from 40 to 65 percent of your total project. Ranges depend on your location. While material pricing doesn’t change much from place to place, a higher cost of living means higher wages.

Determining your bathroom makeover budget can be tricky. Consider the following:

  • Room size.
  • Regional pricing differences. Expect to pay up to 20% more if you live in an area with high real estate prices.
  • Quality of materials. A fiberglass shower surround might run only $300. Custom tile work can easily hit $3,000+.
  • Changing the floor plan. Making your bath larger, like converting a half bath to
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7 Bathroom Design Trends That Home Buyers Hate

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Homeowners love their bathrooms. We totally get it—you spend a decent amount of time in there, and you want it to be the ultimate Zen oasis. And since potential buyers want that, too, you’re likely willing to splurge to make your lavatory lush and plush.

But one person’s lush can be another’s flush—as in flush away that weird or ugly bathroom decor before it drives you insane, or would-be buyers straight to another home. (Thinking of selling? Here’s how to find a real estate agent in your area.)

No matter how lavish you think your loo is, beware of the design trends that will simply make buyers turn up their noses. And your bathroom doesn’t have to be a lime-green, laminate horror show to turn off buyers; there are some more subtle design trends that can also cause buyers to take a pass.

The bathroom “can actually be a

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Bathroom Basics: Stocking Your First Home

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While the bathroom may be the least glamorous and most intimate room of the home, it is one that you are guaranteed to use with regularity (pun intended). Moreover, your guests will use it. So, make sure you have it well-stocked with the bathroom basics as soon as you move into your new pad.

15 essentials for your new bathroom (or water closet, loo, toilet, rest room, powder room)

1. Shower curtain and liner. If your shower or tub is unsightly, go with an opaque curtain that moves easily for quick concealment. If your shower is somewhat presentable, consider a sheer curtain to let some light into the shower stall. Here’s a fun tip: Medical supply sources have long been a well-kept secret source for affordable shower curtain tracks. Look here for some

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Bathroom ideas, designs, trends and pictures

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These bathroom design ideas cover every aspect of how to plan and decorate your dream bathroom, shower room or en suite. They come with design inspiration and practical how-to advice from the expert Ideal Home editorial team.

Amy Cutmore, Digital Editor
2nd April 2019

After a hard day, what could be more relaxing than a long soak in the bath? That is – unless your bathroom is out of date, and as you lay back, all you can think out is the mouldy grout/peeling paint/dripping taps. In which case, a makeover is definitely in order!

Designing a bathroom might seem a daunting task, but with our bathroom ideas and expert advice it needn’t be. There are several essential elements to consider when you think about bathroom design – whether you want to know how to install a shower room or what bathroom suite will suit your space, our gorgeous bathroom

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13 Easy Bathroom Upgrades – This Old House

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Take It Up a Notch

Here at TOH, we’re always amazed at what a difference a simple upgrade can make, especially when it comes to bathrooms. A freshly tiled floor or a shiny chrome faucet can suddenly make a blase bathroom feel brand new. Here are 13 weekend-worthy ideas sure to make a big impact.

Build a Vintage Dresser Vanity

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Before indoor plumbing, there was the wash-basin, and the look is just as stylish now as it was then. Learn how to create your own vintage-inspired bathroom vanity (complete with modern-day plumbing of course) in How to Build a Vintage-look Dresser Vanity

Install a Pedestal Sink

Nothing says “elegance” like a porcelain pedestal sink, not to mention it’s space-saving attributes. Got the chops to take on the job yourself? Don’t forget to consult How to Install a Pedestal Sink for all the

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Will coronavirus survive airborne? Are young people safe? Do face masks protect me? Are men more likely to die? Burning questions on COVID-19

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Some outlandish rumors about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus SARS-CoV-2, still persist, and continue to percolate on the internet: To some, it’s a dastardly bioweapon designed to wreak economic armageddon on the West; a left-wing conspiracy to damage the reelection prospects of President Trump; a virus that leaked from a Wuhan laboratory.

Such paranoid speculation is at the very least unhelpful, health professionals say, and only serves to politicize a global public-health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures to contain and/or slow the spread of coronavirus. After reportedly jumping from animals to humans at a food market in Wuhan, China in early December or before.

Conspiracy theories politicize a public-health emergency and distract from potentially life-saving measures.

As the world struggles to come to terms with the prospect of COVID-19 changing the way we socialize and work, people are left wondering whether the financial

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Deep-Clean Your Bathroom in 7 Steps

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What to do: Start by pouring a cup of baking soda into the bowl. Let sit for a few minutes; brush and flush. Still seeing spots? A damp pumice stone is abrasive enough to remove stains caused by mineral deposits and lime scale but gentle enough not to damage surfaces (try US Pumice Scouring Stick; $23 for 12, Then tackle the toilet brush itself, which you should be cleaning after every use. Here’s how: Secure the brush handle between the already-cleaned seat and the basin so that it hovers over the bowl; pour bleach over the bristles. Let stand for a few minutes, then douse with a pitcher of clean water. Next, fill the brush canister with warm, soapy water and let sit; dump the dirty water into the toilet. In cases of extreme grime buildup (or acute toilet-crevice trepidation), you might want to invest in a small, light-duty

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High-Tech and Touchless: How to Build a Smarter Bathroom

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Behold, the bathroom of the future—available today!

As times call for an unwavering attentiveness to personal hygiene, we’ve found some gadgets that will provide you with an optimal bathroom experience while avoiding some of the lavatory’s most problematic surfaces.

Kohler Numi Comfort Height

When is a toilet worth $9,000? When it’s about as powerful as your personal computer. Yes, the Numi can sync with your smart device and play your favorite playlists and podcasts, and yes, the Numi features both seat and feet warmers, but where the brainy bowl truly shines is with the basics. Not content to merely offer motion-activated control for lid and flush (although it does offer these), Numi, via Kohler Konnect, gives users voice-activated control over all of the toilets’ major functions from flush and seat movement to music selection and bidet—yes, the Numi is outfitted with advanced bidet technology that allows the device to provide

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Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Bathroom

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Some products made specifically to be used in the bathroom should definitely not be stored in the bathroom. Here’s why.



Don’t keep your medicine in your medicine cabinet. We’re not just saying that to be ironic. Medicines and vitamins should be stored at a room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping them in a moisture-filled room, like your bathroom, can make them less potent or cause them to go bad before their expiration date, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


Bath towels of different colors in wicker basket on light backgroundMargarita Nikolskaya/Shutterstock

Bathrooms are the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew, and your towels are easily susceptible to these gross fungi. It’s fine to keep one towel hung up in the bathroom, as long as you swap it out once a week. Turning on an exhaust fan can help dry out the room and

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