The design of a bidet is often used to complement that of the toilet, which is why so many designers (such as Blu Bathworks) offer a collection including both pieces. Dating back to the early eighteenth century, the bidet has seen a phenomenal amount of changes throughout the years; from the French bedroom, where a simplistic bidet stood beside a chamber pot, to the futuristic designs of the Japanese who have added different temperatures, streams and effects to the humble bidet.
Surprisingly for a nation that prides itself on its cleanliness, Americans have not grown accustomed to seeing bidets in the home. They are associated more with high-class hotels and vacations abroad. But here at HomExpo Miami we are introducing a range of bidets to bring some international class into the American bathroom. Normally presented in a white ceramic or porcelain, bidets come in a variety of styles including those inspired by their French predecessors and modern minimalist pieces. Most bidets us a single stream of water whilst some have additional shower head-style apparatus.