If you’re currently in rented accommodation and wondering how you can install a bidet, you’ve come to the right place. It’s no secret that landlords can be a fussy bunch, especially if it comes to any installation works in their property.
You may have been told that you’re not allowed for ‘insurance purposes’, or maybe the landlord doesn’t understand the simplicity of installing a simple bidet attachment.
Whatever the case, we’ve created this guide to help you decide on the best option for you.
We take a look at bidets for renters that require no installation at all and run on rechargeable batteries, to hoses and seats that are especially easy and trouble-free to install.
The main things to look out for when buying are bidet for rented accommodation:
Your answers to these questions will help shape your decision on which of the below bidets to go for.
These bidets are the most simple solution if you want to completely avoid touching the plumbing in your rental accommodation.
What’s great about all these bidets is that, unlike some of the more expensive options, they’ll spray warm water. Never underestimated how much better warm water feels!
Some can also double up as portable units that you can use when travelling or camping.
This MyPortaWash bidet hose is a great choice if you’re not able to add a more permanent option onto your toilet’s T-valve. The unit is powered by rechargeable batteries and includes a USB cable for charging when required.
You’ll need a water source, such as a bucket filled with water, to use as the bidet’s water supply. For a warm water experience, you can simply fill the bucket with warm water.
We’ve had luck with this unit when using our sink, but for a more seamless experience, a medium-sized bucket which you can keep topped up is a better option.
Because this option is totally portable, its a great bidet for camping or travelling too. We pair ours with a collapsible bucket so it doesn’t take up too much room in our luggage. These buckets are also useful at home if you don’t have much space.
Another great addition to this unit is the suction cup used instead of screws or adhesive as seen on more permanent solutions. The suction itself is strong and doesn’t feel flimsy at all.
The spray is powerful and is on-par with most traditional bidet hoses.
Note: this unit is only compatible with sinks that have a removable aerator
This SmarterFresh bidet hose attaches to your faucet’s removable aerator. The benefits of this are twofold. First, you have the benefit of a warm bidet spray which of course is adjustable. Secondly, there’s no tools needed to install the unit.
Even the holder which attaches to your toilet doesn’t require any tools. It simply clips in between the toilet’s tank and tank lid.
The stainless steel hose is 86-inches long so should reach just about anything in your bathroom, however depending on how your sink and toilet are positioned the loose hose could become a trip hazard. Just be careful to store it properly when not in use.
The spray head itself comes with two different spray settings, a soft one and a more powerful one.
The SmarterFresh bidet hose is a solid choice if you want a bidet and can’t make any modifications in your house. Just be sure you have the correct sink fitting to use it.
Toto is famous for its premium washlets. This battery-operated unit is Toto’s first foray into portable bidets and is surprisingly powerful for its compact size.
We love this model as it is fully portable, meaning it’s a great option for short term renters that may not want the added inconvenience of a larger more static model. It’s also small enough that you can fit in in your bag and carry it around with you for on-the-go use.
This TOTO bidet has two different spray settings, soft and regular so you can choose which one is more comfortable for you. The regular setting should be pressurised enough for most cleaning needs.
TOTO suggest filling the bidet with warm water for an even more comfortable experience.
The nozzle’s angle is adjustable as with other electric travel bidets, and it comes with a carry case.
If you don’t mind a quick 10-minute installation, then this easy to install bidet might be a good compromise.
Most bidet hoses and toilet seats require minimum effort to install, usually only requiring a simple connection at your toilet’s T-valve. No plumber required!
This handheld bidet sprayer from Purrfect zone is a great choice if you don’t mind attaching something to your toilet’s T-valve. We’ve previously included this model in our top-rated handheld bidet sprayers article due to its high build quality and ease of installation.
The package includes a T-valve adaptor, an easy-fit (no drilling required) bidet clip for your toilet and even Teflon tape to ensure a seamless installation.
The hose is 48″ long, but if you need a longer one Purrfect sell bidet hoses up to 98″ that you can buy separately.
The spray head has a full range of pressures from a dribble to a jet stream, and the thumb lever is easy to control, making this handheld bidet a great choice.
When you’re ready to move on, you can very quickly uninstall this bidet and take it with you to your next home.