Great suggestion. @njfking
We spent some time in Italy staying with family. The stand alone bidet was a well received accessory in their homes.
It does need that bit of extra space.
Japan has been on our holiday routine for more than a decade. Similar positive appreciation of the
all in one Toto or other brands.
Thanks for the memory jog @TheBBG.
For @BrendanMays benefit we have often rented appartments and the all in one is universal in our experience.
There appears to be two options for the bidet seats. One version is very basic with a water/wash cycle and remote timer control that is a simple add on. The more complex versions are fully heated seats with a multiple wash options, timers, pressure/ spray control, and wistful melodies to mask human events or encourage relaxation. Actually, we are not really sure what the melodies are intended to achieve?
At a wild guess the notion of a warmed seat in the range of bacteria breeding temperature and electrical devices anywhere near water and plumbing might challenge Australian regulation and approval. That’s despite it being ok in Japan which has a much greater population of toilet seat testers.
There was a company in Australia advertising online to import and convert Toto seats, however I suspect they were the more basic model. This year’s pricing, I think. Lots of zeros. Y100,000 is approx $1,350 at today’s exchange rate.
While we might not expect Choice to travel to Tokyo to test this one, some informed content on what is and isn’t possible in Australia might be useful advice.