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Do I Need a Bidet?

Could a bidet be a useful addition to your bathroom?

Let’s get to the bottom of this: do you need to a find an easier way of cleaning your nether regions? A bidet might be a better alternative to a stand up wash, or cleaning your crotch in the shower. Throughout the UK, from Sheffield to Swaffham, there are probably fewer bidets than flat screen television sets. In fact, they are less popular in northern parts of Europe, than in southern parts of our subcontinent. If you go to Italy, a bidet has been compulsory in all bathrooms since 1975.

Its popularity in some parts of Europe has made the bidet the butt of all jokes. There are proven health benefits and environmental benefits to using one. Firstly, if you have haemorrhoids (sorry folks, too much information there), they are less harsh on your posterior than paper. Secondly, you use fewer sheets of toilet paper (though bidets are not a substitute for toilet tissue). Thirdly, because you are using fewer sheets of toilet tissue, your lavatory isn’t blocked up as often.

In today’s more hygiene conscious times, they are becoming more fashionable. Who knows? Any reluctant Brits washing their bits might consider having one in their bathroom. Sometimes, you don’t even need to have a separate bidet. You can even get an add on for your toilet seat. Some of which are electronic bidets with remote controls. If space is at a premium, consider this approach.

Alternatively, you could go for a bidet shower head. These sit next to a regular toilet, turning your toilet into a bidet for part of the time. This option is good if you’re only the sole occupant or part of a couple living together.

We at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions are willing to answer your queries. If you would like more information or a free no-obligation quote, call us on 0114 258 6372, or send us an email to We will be happy to hear from you.

Bathtime Beats: Our Top Ten

Some bathtime beats for a good soak

1. Water, Water, Everywhere, Tommy Steele: you cannot beat a bit of Tommy Steele, especially as your bathtime loofah could be a surrogate guitar.

2. This World of Water, New Musik: briefly successful in 1980, this was the group’s next best known tune after Living By Numbers.

3. The River, King Trigger: a largely forgotten gem due to its lowly chart position in August 1982 but a great song for the shower or bathtime.

4. Splish Splash, Bobby Darin: from King Trigger’s Adam and the Ants style drumming to a rock ‘n’ roll classic, Bobby Darin’s number sounds peerless in 2017.

5. Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner: Creedence Clearwater Revival may have done the original version, but Ike’s and Tina’s is the most bathtime friendly piece. A great one for caterwauling along to.

6. Singin’ in the Rain, Sheila B: when you thought we would have chosen the musical version, we thought Sheila B’s disco cover was better for showering to.

7. Moon River, Danny Williams: a dreamy number, best suited to long and relaxing soaks. Danny Williams’ version appeared in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

8. A Little Bit of Soap, Showaddywaddy: how can we forget the Leicester rock ‘n’ roll revivalists? Originally by The Jarmels, Showaddywaddy’s version peaked at Number 5 in 1978.

9. The Rubber Ducky Song, Ernie: for some, no bathtime is complete without a rubber duck. The orange puppet from Sesame Street never fails to please with this paean to bathtime toys.

10. Theme from Jaws, John Williams: “I think we’re going to need a bigger boat”. The best tune to inflict on anybody who’s hogging the bath too long!

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Spring Clean Your Bathroom

Why not have a new-look bathroom this spring?

Spring is a time associated with new life; with daffodils and crocuses sprouting; also lighter nights. It is a time to clean up and start afresh. A good time to consider home improvements as well. With spring upon us, why not treat yourself to a nice new bathroom or wet room?

There could be several reasons as to why you need a new look bathroom or wet room. Firstly, your present bathroom suite looks dated. Secondly, you might have difficulty getting upstairs and need a second bathroom or wet room on the ground floor. Thirdly, your existing suite may not be that easy to clean.

If a ‘bog standard’ bathroom suite doesn’t tick off the boxes you need, a bespoke solution is the best option. You might need a toilet with a higher bowl; the shower you need could be a power shower. You might prefer a bath to a shower cubicle. Your choice of tiling could be more esoteric or restrained.

This is where we come in. With a consultation, we shall discuss your requirements. For example: the style of bathroom and its fixtures. We have had over 20 years experience of creating dream bathrooms in Sheffield and surrounding areas, including the whole of Derbyshire from Dronfield to Swadlincote. Also Nottinghamshire and Doncaster.

Whether you choose a modern bathroom or a traditional one, we at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions will be of assistance. We are flexible, reliable, and all our work is done on time and to budget. For a free no-obligation quote, call us on 0114 258 6372, or send us an email to We shall get back to you as soon as possible.