Bidet Installation Cost Guide
Updated: 28 Feb 2022
Updated: Jul 29, 2021
Reviewed by Cristina Miguelez remodeling expert. Written by Fixr.com.
Bidets have been used in Europe for decades and have begun to grow in popularity in the U.S. A bidet takes the place of toilet paper when you are done using the toilet, which reduces costs and toilet paper waste. For some people, this convenient and eco-friendly addition to the bathroom is a positive experience. Bidets come in many styles and two configurations, oval and elongated. They may require plumbing adjustments to your bathroom, which leads to varying costs.
The national average cost to install a bidet ranges from $500 to $1,500, with the average person spending about $1,000 on a floor-mounted bidet installed. On the low end, you can spend around $400 for the installation of a basic bidet with existing plumbing. At the high end, some people spend as much as $2,500 on a wall-mounted bidet with extensive plumbing and finishing work required.
Bidet Installation Price
|Bidet Installation Cost|
|National average cost||$1,000|
What Is a Bidet?
At its simplest, a bidet is a bowl-shaped seat with faucets to wash after using the toilet. A bidet can get you cleaner than toilet paper and is more environmentally friendly than other methods. You can mount a bidet on the wall or floor, or you can find toilets and toilet seats that have built-in bidet features. The traditional style is a ceramic model used facing backward or in a straddling position. They come in round or elongated options.
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Bidet Cost by Type
It costs between $10 and $1,200 to choose a bidet based on type, or between $50 and $2,000 if installed professionally. Traditional bidets are made of ceramic and installed as a permanent fixture, but there are more types available today. These include everything from portable bidets you can carry to toilets with built-in bidets. In the table and subsections below, we discuss the most common types of bidets, their material, installation costs, and other features.
|Type||Unit Cost (Materials Only)||Total Cost (Installed)|
|Portable||$10 - $50||N/A|
|Spray Attachment||$40 - $60||$100 - $300|
|Bidet Toilet Seat||$100 - $1,000||$470 - $1,700|
|Standalone||$200 - $600||$500 - $1,500|
|Bidet Toilet||$1,000 - $1,200||$1,200 - $2,000|
Portable bidets cost between $10 and $50 and come in many styles. Most options have a water container and a spraying nozzle. Because this is portable, there is no real “installation” like other models, making it a cheaper and more flexible option. If you travel, camp, or want to get clean without paper on the go, a portable bidet makes a lot of sense. They are fairly small and discreet, so you can tuck one into your bag or pack it with your luggage or camping equipment. Most are fairly no-frills, but on some models, you can change the spray’s force for comfort and better cleaning.
Expect to pay between $40 and $60 for a spray attachment or $100 to $300 for the unit and the bidet spray installation. If you are looking for a quick DIY method of adding a bidet to your bathroom, a spray attachment helps. This basic hand sprayer connects to your toilet’s water supply. They usually come with a T-valve that branches off from your toilet’s water supply to the sprayer and mount on the toilet’s side for easy access. However, they only spray cold water.
Bidet Toilet Seat
Another quick-and-easy solution is the bidet toilet seat, also known as washlet. This costs between $100 and $1,000 for a seat with many features or $470 to $1,700 for the unit and the cost to install a bidet toilet seat. These plastic seats take the place of your normal toilet seat and offer a range of features from a simple cold water spray to heated seats, warm water, and even a hot air blow dry. Unless you are using a model with only cold water, you need a plumber, electrician, or both to assist in the installation to make the seat fully functional.
Prices range from $200 and $600, depending on the style. You will spend $500 to $1,500 to install a standalone bidet. Standalone bidets come in nearly as many styles as toilets and are usually made of ceramic. Many are suited to match the nearby toilet, meaning the foot of the bidet may have the same detail or shape. They come in several sizes, including round and elongated fronts and floor and wall-mounted options. They also come in different faucet installation styles, with some having faucets in the front and others having them at the bottom to spray straight up.
Some high-end toilets have an integrated bidet, which will cost between $1,000 and $1,200 or $1,200 to $2,000 to have it installed. This is different from a separate toilet seat but offers the same benefits. You need a plumber to plumb for hot and cold water. Most models require an electrician to wire them for other options. These toilets have many features like the bidet, including MP3 players, Bluetooth, and deodorizers.
Standalone Bidets Cost by Type
The cost of standalone bidets by bowl type ranges from $200 to $600. Bidets come in round and elongated bowl shapes to match the toilet. Of these two, elongated bidets are the most common, but round options are available for smaller bathrooms. Because most bidets are installed beside the toilet, they match its basic shape for the best appearance. Functionally, there is no significant difference.
Round bidets are not as common, but they are typically cheaper. They are less comfortable because of their shape and lack of space, but they may be ideal for a smaller bathroom. Round bidets may also only have a front faucet, not one mounted below. Elongated bidets offer more space and comfort and have multiple options for faucet mounting and other features. Either type is usually made of ceramic. In the table below, you will see the cost per unit.
|Type||Unit Cost (Materials Only)|
|Round||$200 - $400|
|Elongated||$200 - $600|
Standalone Bidets Price by Location
You will spend between $200 and $700 on the bidet you choose based on its mounting location for the unit and between $1,200 and $2,500 for installation. 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. Like a wall-mounted toilet, a wall-mounted bidet needs a special carrier installed in the wall, which increases the unit and installation costs.
|Type||Unit Cost (Materials Only)||Total Cost (Installed)|
|Floor-Mounted||$200 - $600||$1,200 - $2,200|
|Wall-Mounted||$300 - $700||$1,500 - $2,500|
These models cost between $200 and $600 and run between $1,200 and $2,200 installed. Floor-mounted bidets are the most common style. Like floor-mounted toilets, they usually receive water from the wall and drain through the floor. The floor holds the weight with a floor-mounted bidet, so beyond the water hook up and the drain, the installation is simple. Once the plumbing is done, the bidet is set in place and bolted to the floor. This also makes replacements easy because the old bidet can be lifted off and a new one set down in minutes if the plumbing is in good condition.
The price for a wall-mounted bidet is between $300 and $700 just for the unit, or $1,500 to $2,500 installed. Wall-mounted models are great for contemporary bathrooms. They do not interrupt the floor’s visual, so it can make a small bathroom look larger. Like wall-mounted toilets, a wall-mounted bidet takes more effort to install. 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 unit and the user. The wall must be refinished after the installation, adding to the cost.
Bidet Price by Brand
The average cost of a bidet by brand ranges from $40 to $1,200 for materials only. There are many manufacturers. Nearly any toilet or bathroom fixture manufacturer has at least one style. If the company makes matching fixtures, such as tubs, toilets, and pedestal sinks, they will likely have a matching bidet. The following are some of the most popular brands and their costs.
|Brand||Unit Cost (Materials Only)|
|Ecojet||$40 - $60|
|Clear Rear||$75 - $150|
|Omigo||$75 - $600|
|Tushy||$100 - $200|
|American Standard||$200 - $400|
|Toto||$300 - $1,200|
|Brondell||$400 - $700|
|Kohler||$400 - $1,200|
The Ecojet portable bidet is designed to be easy to take on the go. They range from $40 to $60, depending on the model and package that is chosen. This is known as the “first portable bidet.” It can be folded to fit into purses and pockets. It also charges via USB and includes dual pressure settings for ultimate comfort. There is an ultra-quiet motor so that you can use this tool anywhere without notice.
Clear Rear Bidet
Clear Rear makes a line of bidet attachments that can be installed on existing toilets for about $75 to $150. Their models include various premium features like self-cleaning, premium hygiene features, angle control, and pressure adjustments. These products are popular because they are quick and easy to install. Some models even include temperature control. There is no electricity needed with these models, but certain styles require access to sink plumbing to provide the temperature control for the warm water setting.
Omigo makes a series of bidet toilet seats and attachments. They cost between $75 and $600, depending on the model. They have options that are easy to hook up and give you a stream of cold water. They also have heated bidet toilet seats that need professional installation, but that provides a much more customized experience. Their seats can fit most standard toilets, but the colors and finishes are limited.
Prices range from $100 to $200 on average for this brand. The Tushy is a bidet attachment connecting to your toilet, and it works with your existing seat. It does not require professional installation or electricity. It delivers a steady stream of cool water where you position it. Because it goes beneath the toilet seat, some seats will be raised slightly, which means they can crack over time. You may need to check to see if your current seat is compatible with the best results.
American Standard Bidet
Expect to pay between $200 and $400 for a bidet from this brand. American Standard is one of the most well-known names in bathroom fixtures. They make full suited lines of ceramic fixtures and faucets. This includes ceramic bidets and faucets. Their products come in styles to match their sinks and toilets and colors that match their other ceramic products.
Toto is a Japanese company specializing in toilets. Their bidets and products cost around $300 to $1,200 on average. In addition to their standard toilet lines, they also make ceramic bidets, bidet toilet seats, and bidet toilets. Their products also come in a full range of styles, sizes, and features. They also offer colors that can match popular finishes from other companies, including American Standard and Kohler.
Brondell prices range from $400 to $700, with several models and styles available. These bidet toilet seats include remote controls and a collection of attachments and accessories to ensure that you get the perfect model for your home. There are standard bidet seats with basic functions, along with high-end models that feature a self-raising lid, self-cleaning features, water temperature and pressure settings, and more. Some models require no electricity, making them easier to install.
Kohler is a major manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures in the U.S. Their products range from $400 to $1,200. They have many suited lines of bathroom fixtures, with most including a matching bidet. They have several stylish options that fit in traditional or contemporary bathroom designs, and they offer them in a full range of colors. They also have a limited range of bidet toilet seats and bidet toilets with Smart features built-in.
Average Labor Cost to Install a Bidet
Plumbers install bidets and charge between $45 and $200 an hour for most jobs. Because they need to run pipes, the job can be simple or difficult, depending on how far the pipes must run. If you have to reroute other fixtures to accommodate it or the plumbing is old and needs updating, this raises your costs considerably. For an ordinary 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.
Assuming that your layout can easily accommodate a bidet, the installation process mostly involves the fixture’s plumbing. You need a water line brought to where the unit is, and the bidet’s drain must be connected to the plumbing system. This may mean opening up the wall, floor, or both near where it will be installed. When opening the floor, the bidet usually covers the opening, but the wall may need to be patched or painted. Depending on how far the pipes must be run and how difficult the wall and floor materials are to cut through, the entire process takes about 2 to 3 hours on average.
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Bidet Pros and Cons
Many people enjoy using a bidet and the convenience it brings. There is no need for toilet paper with a bidet. So, you have lower monthly expenses, do not need to worry about the ecological impact of paper, and may have fewer toilet clogs. They are considered more sanitary by some and provide a custom experience in the bathroom.
However, they take up a lot of space. 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, this type of installation may require major renovations. Even in larger bathrooms, it may mean relocating cabinetry or other plumbing for better accommodation.
Bidets are easy to clean and maintain. The ceramic is easily wiped down with a cloth and bathroom cleaner. Because the it does not handle solid waste, it is easy to keep clean and less likely to stain. They can be wiped clean with a damp towel or cloth. If you have hard water, the bidet may clog after prolonged use. If this happens, soak the nozzle in vinegar to dissolve the clog and flush with clean water.
Washlet vs Bidet
The average cost to install a washlet ranges from $470 to $1,700, compared to $500 to $1,500 for a bidet. Washlets are different from bidets because they are usually small parts installed on existing toilets. These are also known as bidet toilet seats and do not offer the standalone style of a bidet. This saves space, but for people who want a standalone unit, the slight price increase might be worth it.
|Model||Unit Cost (Installed)|
|Washlet||$470 - $1,700|
|Bidet||$500 - $1,500|
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Enhancement and Improvement Costs
If your bidet requires an electrical outlet, you will spend about $120 to $200 to have one installed. Some models with power functions like warming features and dryers require an electrical outlet. Some models are designed to be hardwired, but they are much less common and generally more expensive, which is why you may need to install a GFCI (grounded) outlet next to your bidet to power the device.
Additional Considerations and Costs
- Use. A bidet is used after using the toilet and is not made for urination or defecation. It cannot flush or process toilet paper.
- Travel models. Travel bidets are an inexpensive option that requires no installation. These function similarly to a spray bottle - point it upward and squeeze.
- Eco-friendly. Bidets may be a more eco-conscious choice because they conserve trees by cutting back on toilet paper manufacturing and use.
- Sitting options. While most models 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.
- Drying. After using a bidet, you need to dry off. Some people have a nearby towel, while others prefer toilet paper. Some bidet toilets and toilet seats have an air-dry option.
- Temperature. Those sensitive to cold water may want a bidet that has an electric heater or uses warm water. High-end models allow you to pick and adjust the water temperature, so those uncomfortable with cold water should look at the other options.
- Optional features. Some bidets come with various comfort features. For example, heated seats or a plush seat may be available. Some also include lids that automatically open and close, utilizing touchless technology. Self-cleaning systems, deodorizers, dryers, and even night lights are also available.
- Can you add a bidet to a regular toilet?
While you cannot add an actual bidet, you can add an attachment or bidet toilet seat to your existing toilet.
- Does a bidet add value?
They 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 and the need for additional space. Most existing bathrooms cannot hold them without extensive renovation.
- Are bidets eco-friendly?
Most people consider it to be more eco-friendly than the standard use of toilet paper. However, this varies depending on how much water you use and whether you choose a model with heated seats, deodorizers, hot water, and other features or a simple version that uses only cool water.
- Do you need a plumber to install a bidet?
Some models can easily be connected to existing plumbing. However, it is still recommended to hire a plumber for the installation to ensure that it is secure and functional and that you do not cause damage by doing it yourself.
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