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  • Before you buy toilet features, compare the price of a new toilet and a bidet toilet seat against the price of the more expensive electronic toilet. Then make your decision.

      Before you buy toilet features, compare the price of a new toilet and a bidet toilet seat against the price of the more expensive electronic toilet. Then make your decision.
    courtesy of Kohler

 
By Ed Del Grande

Q. I'm remodeling my bathroom and plan on installing a new toilet. My question: Do they make a toilet with bidet features? This way, I won't have to buy a new toilet and a new bidet seat. I can get everything in one unit. Thanks for all the informative articles, and keep up the good work!

A. This is a very good question. The short answer: Yes, you can get a plumbing fixture that functions as a toilet and a bidet.

The ones I've seen are the new wave of electronic toilets, packed with great features. Not only do these computerized toilets provide motion-activated "hands-free" seat-lifting and automatic flushing, the options can include:

• Full "top to bottom" bidet washing features;

• Integrated hot-air blow-drying;

• A deodorizing system;

• Heated seating;

• Heated foot warmers;

• Mood lighting;

• Music;

• And even a remote control to run all the bells and whistles!

As you can imagine, these are on the expensive side. So you'll want to factor in prices as you weigh your decision.

• Master plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of "Ed Del Grande's House Call" and hosts TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eddelgrande@cs.com. Always consult local contractors and codes.

Scripps Howard News Service

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