We Got One of Those Fancy Electronic Toilets with a Bidet

Have you seen those new and very fancy toilets? I had no idea they even existed until a friend of mine remodeled his house. He moved here from Japan, and he told me that in his culture bathrooms are a big deal. He had an electronic toilet. The seat is automatic, and it has a built-in bidet. It was the heated seat that won me over. It gets cold here! I called a plumber in Essex County NJ to see how much it would cost to plumb a small room off from our foyer. All we needed was electrical wiring and plumbing, and the room could easily be a third bathroom. I figured we could add one of those fancy toilets as a conversation piece.

I like things like that. Things that are a little off the wall as far as our culture is concerned. My wife wanted a guest bathroom, so this was the place to put it. I suppose that the room used to be a large closet at one time. When the former owner remodeled, it was just made into an empty room. Knocking out a little drywall and putting in some plumbing and wiring for the toilet, sink, lights and stuff was easy. My wife and I mounted the fixtures and put in a laminate floor ourselves. A coat of paint later and we had a nice guest bathroom.

The toilet was a real conversation piece. We posted laminated instructions on the back of the door for everyone to get the full treatment. Some with red face would share their experiences. Others were a little more reserved while others were bold in saying how the heated seat and squirt of freshening perfume felt. Yes, it did squirt a unisex perfume spray after the heated air dry during the bidet process. Some folks think it is weird. I think it is the perfect thing for a necessary function.

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