Friday, March 21, 2014

Bidet or Urinal?

The Headlines:

We have a bidet.

No one uses it.

We're putting in a urinal.

What do you think?


I know, decisions, decisions.

When we bought this house it had one "feature"  that always made me shake my head a bit.  A bidet.  No I do not live in Europe.  I live in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I have not seen many houses here with a bidet.  But whatever.  You can see it there below.
Now sitting in the garage

Before
It started me thinking… does anyone use bidet's anymore?  I looked.  There's plenty available on Lowes.com and Homedepot.com… really.  But in the 2 years I've lived here I have used ours a total of 0 times.

It was last year some time that I went to a friend's house and took the home "tour" for the first time.  One of its "features" was a urinal.  A detail her husband loved, particularly, because he's a urologist.  But it dawned on me… that is what could replace our bidet.  Right?  Kind of like a "his " and "hers"… so cute!?

Not to mention, the urinal would get use.  Lots of use between the 2 men in the house!

Last week when we did the floors one of the guys in the group brought up the urinal thing, I guess I had mentioned it.  Shocking.  Me talking to random people about my life!?  He said, if you're going to do it, the time is now.  Thinking, they could put the planks over the plumbing, re-plumb it and get it ready for the install.  Okay… urinal project kicked into high gear.  They did that.  Here's what the space looks like now.

After
As you can see… there's a giant hole in my wall.

We have ordered the urinal and will get it installed… soon.  But now I'm wondering … did I do the right thing?  There's no going back, BP (my husband) would kill me.  But what would you do?  Seriously, as a woman… would you rather have a bidet or a urinal?  I know the man's answer… given.  BP's kinda stoked over it.  But, tell me what do you think?  Am I crazy for WANTING a urinal in my home!?

I guess, for now, I'll sit on it.  Hee heeee.  

6 comments

  1. I am thinking of doing the exact same thing. I never use the bidet. I think as a feature for resell at some point the urinal might be better than the bidet.

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    1. go with the urinal. check it out on this blog under "potty talk"…. AWESOME!

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  3. I think you should go with whatever you're comfortable with, be it a bidet or a urinal. I'm sure BP will be fine with whatever choice you end up with. After all, it's not news if he trusts that any decision you make will be the best for your home. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing that, Nicole! Good luck in making the decision! :)

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    1. i went with the urinal! you can find the updated post on this blog under remodeling - potty talk!

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