Occasionally, I will find a luxury home in one of our lofty suburbs that has a bidet in the master bath. It’s usually considered an extravagance. But, one of my Kentwood Colleagues recently showed showed a fixer-upper home with a “starter bidet”.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes”, said Al Larson of The Kentwood Company’s, Tech Center Office. “My client found the only bath in this fix-up house. He started laughing and called me to see the oddity. ‘It’s a Hillbilly Bidet’, the client exclaimed.”
I couldn’t believe it when Al shared this photo by inter-office email. His client took it on a cell-hone and emailed it to Al. Someone has obviously hooked-up a sink sprayer like the ones used to wash vegetables to a regular toilet. It appeared to be a “do-it-yourself” special.
Bidets are usually used to wash following use of the toilet. But, they are usually fojnd in luxury homes and only in the master-bath. It is usually a separate fixture like this one.
Bidets date back to about 1700 in France. They are more common there and in Europe than in the United State. In Denver, bidets are very rare in bathrooms especially in more modest homes. Still, some luxury homes will have a separate bidet facility in the master bedroom bath.