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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Bidet?

Low
$400
Average Cost
$1,000
High
$2,500
(a floor-mounted bidet with the necessary plumbing extension)

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Bidets have been used in most of Europe for decades and, in recent years, have begun to grow in popularity in the U.S. as well. With a bidet, you do not need to use toilet paper after using the toilet since the bidet does the cleaning for you. For some people, this convenience and eco-friendly addition to the bathroom can be a positive experience.

Bidets come in many styles and in two configurations, oval and elongated. They may require plumbing adjustments to your bathroom, which leads to varying costs. This has an average range of $500 to $1,500 for adding a ceramic, floor-mounted bidet to a bathroom, with most people paying around $1,000 for the total job.

Bidet Installation Costs

Bidet installation cost
National average cost$1,000
Average range$500 - $1,500
Minimum cost$400
Maximum cost$2,500
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Bidet Installation Cost by Project Range

Low
$400
A basic bidet in a bathroom already plumbed for installation
Average Cost
$1,000
A floor-mounted bidet with the necessary plumbing extension
High
$2,500
A wall-mounted bidet with an extensive plumbing extension and finish work


Pros and Cons of Having a Bidet Installed

Many people enjoy using a bidet and the convenience it brings. With a bidet, there is no need for toilet paper, so you have lower monthly expenses, do not need to worry about the ecological impact of using paper, and may have fewer toilet clogs. Bidets are considered more sanitary by some and can provide a custom experience in the bathroom.

The biggest drawback to having a bidet installed is the space it needs. Every bidet requires a minimum of 30 inches, with 36 inches being the recommended amount. It also needs to be installed near the toilet for best use, and the toilet also requires 30 to 36 inches. For a small bathroom, adding a bidet may require major renovations. Even in larger bathrooms, it may mean relocating cabinetry or other plumbing to better accommodate the bidet.

Ceramic Bidets: Floor-mounted vs Wall-mounted

Ceramic bidets come in nearly as many styles as toilets. Many are suited to match the toilet they are installed beside, meaning the foot of the bidet may have the same detail or shape. Bidets come in round and elongated bowl shapes to match the toilet as well. Of these two, elongated bidets are the most common, but for smaller bathrooms, round options are available.

In addition to these options, there are both floor-mounted and wall-mounted bidets. Ideally, you should choose the model that matches your toilet. If your toilet is floor-mounted, your bidet should be as well.

If you choose a wall-mounted bidet, keep in mind that the installation will be more difficult and time-consuming. This is because the wall needs to be opened and a carrier installed in the wall between the studs. This holds the weight of the bidet and the user. The wall must be refinished after the bidet is installed. With a floor-mounted bidet, the floor holds the weight, so beyond the water hook up and the drain, the installation is simpler.

Installation Process

Assuming that your layout can easily accommodate a bidet, the installation process mostly involves the plumbing of the fixture. You need a water line brought to the area where the bidet will be placed, and the drain for the bidet must be connected to the plumbing system. This may mean opening up the wall, floor, or both near where the bidet will be installed. When opening the floor, the bidet itself usually covers the opening, but the wall may need to be patched or painted when completed.

Depending on how far the pipes must be run and how difficult the wall and floor material are to cut through, the entire process takes about 2 to 3 hours on average.

Labor Costs to Install a Bidet

Bidets are installed by plumbers who charge between $45 and $200 an hour for most jobs. Because they need to run pipes to the bidet, the job can be simple or difficult, depending on how far the pipes must be run. If you have to reroute other fixtures to another part of the room to accommodate the bidet or if the plumbing is old and needs to be updated before the plumber can T it off to the new bidet location, this can raise your costs considerably. For an ordinary bidet installation of 2 to 3 hours, the labor costs range from $250 to $600, with most people paying around $500 for installation out of the $1,000 total.

Bidet Toilet Seats/washlets Prices

If you do not have room for a bidet or do not want a stand-alone fixture, a bidet toilet seat or washlet is a good alternative. These attach to your existing toilet and range from having simple features like solely spraying water to many features, such as a heated seat, “blow dry” of warm air, and the ability to change the water pressure and temperature. You do not need to have a plumber install them, but if you choose a model that requires electricity, you will need an outlet nearby. If you do not already have one, you can have one installed for around $120 to $200.

Bidet toilet seats have a wide range of costs, mostly due to the number of possible features. The more features a seat has, the higher the cost. It is not uncommon to find a range of prices starting at $100 and going as high as $2,000. These are our recommendations for the four best bidet toilets seats:


BEST OVERALL TOILET BIDET SEAT: Toto Washlet Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat

This seat from Toto has all the bells and whistles you could want, as well as a few others you may not have considered. It features two streams of warm water and has an eco-flow so that you are not using more water than necessary. It also cleans the wand and the toilet with each use so that you do not need to. It features a heated seat, warm air blow dry, and an air deodorizer. It fits on any elongated toilet, but it requires an outlet nearby.


BEST OVERALL RUNNER-UP: Euroto Smart Toilet Bidet




This is a solid bidet seat from Euroto that is less costly than Toto’s fully tricked-out option. It still has plenty of bells and whistles, including a heated seat, unlimited warm water, and a nightlight. It also comes with a remote control so that you can adjust the pressure, position, and water temperature with the push of a button. You can even program it to remember your settings for two people so that you do not need to manually adjust it each time.

BEST VALUE BIDET TOILET SEAT: Kohler Puretide



If all you want is a quick clean, the Kohler Puretide can give you that at a budget price. This is a good seat for the money that lets you adjust the water spray pressure and position with a side handle. It has a quiet-close lid so that there is no slamming, and it is a quick release/quick install that needs no extra hardware. It does not require an outlet, so you can install it anywhere. It will fit on any elongated toilet. 


ALSO CONSIDER: BioBidet Bliss



This is a good middle-of-the-road option if you want more than a quick wash but do not need as many settings and programs. The BioBidet Bliss elongated seat features unlimited warm water and a self-cleaning flush. It also has a heated seat option and remote control, although with fewer features. It has an energy-saving mode, however, and different wash settings so that you can find the best fit for you. 

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Spray Attachment Prices

A quick and inexpensive option is to add a spray attachment to your existing toilet seat. Spray attachments come in many configurations, from a frame that fits below your seat to a sprayer and hose that hook onto the side of the toilet. They do not need electricity or special installation, so you can set one up yourself in just minutes. These are our recommendations for the four best spray attachments:


BEST OVERALL: Luxe Bidet Neo




While this requires some assembly, the Luxe Bidet Neo attachment offers the most settings outside of an actual bidet or bidet seat. There are two wands and settings, as well as a hygienic guard that goes over the nozzles so that they stay clean. The nozzle automatically retracts behind its guard after it is used so that you do not need to worry about handling it. It has a control that fits at the side of the seat for easy use, and it requires no special equipment or electricity. 


BEST RUNNER-UP: Evokem Non-Electronic Adjustable Bidet Seat Attachment




This seat attachment also requires assembly to fit beneath your toilet seat. It has an adjustable nozzle so that you can change the angle that it sprays from. For some users, this makes a big difference in how well it performs. It does not require any batteries, electricity, or special equipment. Keep in mind that you need to remove and replace your existing seat to install it. 


BEST VALUE: Mechanical Home Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment




This is a great basic attachment for the money. It requires no electricity and is fairly easy to install with just a few steps. It will raise the height of your toilet seat slightly once installed, but the spray is completely adjustable, and the controls are right at hand. It also has a hygienic guard for keeping the wand clean when it is not in use so that you do not need to worry about cleaning it often. 


ALSO CONSIDER: Finige Handheld Bidet Sprayer



This is as basic as it gets - a handheld sprayer that mounts beside your toilet. You manually operate it as needed. While this may not seem as fancy as the other models, it has many benefits. You can point it right where it is needed to better adjust the spray. It is easy to clean, and you can also use it to spray down cloth diapers or clean the toilet, so it has a lot of utility. It also installs in just minutes.

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Toilets with Integrated Bidets

A fairly new fixture on the market is a toilet that features an integrated bidet. Rather than a separate toilet and bidet or a toilet with a seat that functions as a bidet, these are toilets with extra features built-in. 

Like the bidet toilet seats, it is possible to find a toilet with an integrated bidet that has any number of features. Some are basic, offering just the water spray, while others have integrated MP3 players, heated seats, deodorizers, and more. They are not as common as the other options and cost significantly more, around $1,000 - $1,200 on average, but they install similarly to a standard toilet and do not need as much space as a separate bidet. They require a nearby outlet to function, however.

Additional Costs and Considerations

  • A bidet is used after using the toilet and is not made for urination or defecation. It cannot flush or process toilet paper.
  • Travel bidets are a very inexpensive option that require no installation. These function similarly to a spray bottle. To use it, point it upward and squeeze.
  • Bidets may be a more eco-conscious choice because they help conserve trees by cutting back on the manufacturing and use of toilet paper.
  • While most bidets are designed to be straddled, some permit you to sit to the side if your clothing does not allow straddling. Otherwise, you may need to remove clothing to use the bidet properly.
  • After using a bidet, you need to dry off. Some people have a nearby towel for this purpose, while others prefer toilet paper. Some bidet toilets and toilet seats have an air-dry option as well.

FAQs

  • Can you add a bidet to a regular toilet?

While you cannot add an actual bidet, you can add a bidet attachment or bidet toilet seat to your existing toilet.

  • Does a bidet add value?

Bidets are still very uncommon and do not usually add value to a home.

  • How do you dry after using a bidet?

You can use a towel or toilet paper in most cases, while some bidet seats have an integrated blow-dry option. ​

  • Why do bidets not have seats?

Using a bidet is meant to be quick, and the straddling position does not lend itself to a seat. 

  • Why are bidets not popular in America?

There are several reasons why this may be. It could be the culture and the marketing of toilet paper, as well as the need for additional space. Most existing bathrooms cannot hold them without extensive renovation. 

Cost to install a bidet varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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Cost to install a bidet varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.