As an American, I never gave bidets much thought. As a newly minted Italian citizen renovating a home in Italy, I’ve given bidets a lot of thought recently! Did you know there are short bidets, tall bidets, built-in seat bidets, self-sanitizing bidets, handheld hose bidets, wall-mounted bidets, and get this, matte bidets?!
It might seem a little unseemly to talk about bidets, but here’s why I’m sharing this part of our Italian home renovation journey. Turns out, picking out a bidet… is fun!
Ladies and gentleman meet our soon-to-be bidet (and toilet) “Smile.” I mean come on! You have to admit these are just a little bit cute right? Butt wait, it gets better! Last butt joke I swear.
I kid you not, this award-winning design from Cielo Ceramica is named Smile!
Here’s the part that really made me smile. The Smile line of toilets and bidets also come in wall mount units!
What that doesn’t sound exciting? Just imagine never hugging the toilet while stretching for those hard-to-reach damp dust bunnies again! Show of hands if that made you smile even just a little. For my fellow reno geeks, if you’re looking for a little bathroom design inspo check out Cielo’s Instagram! I’ll admit to fawning over the matching bathtub post. If only we had the space!
If you’re curious why this American opted to put in a bidet, just watch the following video for the number one difference that drives Italians nuts while living in America! Never used a bidet and are curious how they work? I’ve got you covered here: 10 Tips for Americans Visiting Italy: The Bathroom.
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