How much does a bidet cost to install?
How much does a bidet cost to install?
$20 – $100 average DIY cost (bidet attachment)
$250 – $1,000 average installed cost (bidet toilet seat)
$700 – $2,600 average installed cost (standalone bidet)
Average bidet cost by type
A bidet costs $700 to $2,600 installed for a standalone model with dedicated plumbing lines. A bidet toilet seat installation costs $250 to $1,000 and replaces an existing toilet seat. The price of a bidet attachment ranges from $20 to 100, depending on the type and features.
|Bidet type||Average unit price||Average total cost*|
|Standalone bidet||$250 – $800||$700 – $2,600|
|Bidet toilet||$500 – $1,500||$650 – $2,100|
|Bidet toilet seat||$150 – $700||$250 – $1,000|
|Bidet attachment||$20 – $100||$100 – $300|
|Bidet spray attachment||$20 – $50||$100– $250|
*Includes unit and installation by a professional plumber. Installations requiring electrical work may cost more.
A standalone bidet costs $250 to $800 for the unit alone or $700 to $2,600 with professional installation. This traditional bidet model installs next to a regular toilet and requires its own plumbing lines. A standalone bidet looks like a toilet without a tank or lid.
A bidet toilet costs $500 to $1,500 before labor. Installation brings the total cost to $650 to $2,100 if you’re replacing an existing toilet. A bidet toilet combines the functionality of a regular toilet and a bidet into one unit, saving space and allowing the use of existing plumbing lines.
Bidet toilet seat
A bidet toilet seat costs $150 to $700 for the seat alone or $250 to $1,000 installed. Also called a “washlet”—a term trademarked by Toto, a popular toilet manufacturer—a bidet seat replaces your existing toilet seat with a seat that includes bidet functionality.
Bidet seats are more cost-effective and space-saving than standalone bidets.
Non-electric bidet toilet seats are typically the most DIY-friendly to install.
A bidet attachment alone costs $20 to $100 and is easy to install on most existing toilets. The attachment connects to the toilet’s water line and installs between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl. Bidet attachments typically have one or two manual controls, varying pressure levels, and some use warm water.
Bidet spray attachment
A bidet spray attachment costs $20 to $50 for the unit alone or $100 to $250 installed. This basic spray attachment uses a T-valve that branches off the toilet’s water line and mounts on the toilet’s side or tank. Bidet spray attachments require handheld use and have no warm water option.
Bidet prices by brand
Until recently, bidets were primarily used in European, Asian, and some South American countries. Gaining popularity across the globe, today’s online and local retail markets offer many bidet brands, models, and styles.
|Brand||Price range*||Types available|
|Alpha Bidet||$100 – $2,100||
|American Standard||$100 – $1,000+||
|Brondell||$30 – $700||
|Kohler||$100 – $5,000+||
|Omigo||$20 – $500||
|Toto||$300 – $5,000||
|Tushy||$70 – $500||
*Unit cost only. Prices do not include installation.
Bidet installation cost factors
The following factors affect the cost:
Type – Most bidet seats and bidet sprayer attachments are easy to DIY install. Installing a standalone bidet or a bidet toilet may require more advanced plumbing and electrical work, where professional installation is best.
Material – Higher quality materials cost more but lengthen the bidet’s lifespan.
Extras –Features like self-cleaning, night lights, deodorizers, air dryers, and multiple wash modes increase the cost.
Warm vs. cold water – Bidet units that use warm water cost more but provide a more comfortable experience.
Brand – Large, well-established brands like Toto, Kohler, and Tushy typically charge more but may offer better quality and product support.
Permits – Some bidet attachments do not require a permit, but most cities require a permit if you’re installing a new fixture where there wasn’t one before, or a unit requiring new plumbing lines or electrical wiring.
DIY vs. professional installation
Bidet toilet seats and bidet attachments are easy to install, with most installations taking less than an hour. Standalone bidets and bidet toilets require a bit more strength and skill with plumbing lines and possibly electrical wiring, depending on the model and your existing space.
The total labor cost to install a standalone bidet is $150 to $900, similar to new toilet installation cost. Keep in mind this price is for plumbing labor only. If your setup requires new electrical wiring, installing a new electrical outlet costs $150 to $350 total on average.
Bidet pros and cons
Installing a bidet is good for the environment as well as for improved personal hygiene. Bidets require minimal water and can reduce the amount of toilet paper you use. However, standalone models take up as much space as a standard toilet and may not work in small bathrooms.
Bidet installation FAQs
Does a bidet save you money?
Yes, a bidet can save you money by reducing your toilet paper use. You can expect to save $50 to $150+ per year with a bidet or bidet attachment, after accounting for the added water and electricity use.
Can you install a bidet on any toilet?
You can install a bidet toilet seat or a bidet attachment to almost any toilet. However, not all bidet toilet seats and bidet attachments are designed to fit every toilet. Be sure the seat or attachment you buy is compatible with your toilet.
Can you install a bidet in an apartment?
You can install a bidet toilet seat or bidet attachment in most apartments. Check with your landlord or property manager first to confirm the installation does not violate any restrictions. Additionally, be sure to have insurance coverage or another means to pay if any damage occurs during the installation.
How long does it take to install a bidet?
Installing a bidet toilet seat or a bidet attachment takes 15 to 30 minutes in most cases. Installing a standalone bidet or bidet toilet takes 2 to 4 hours, depending on the existing space and if the installation requires new plumbing or electrical lines.
Getting estimates from bidet installers
Compare at least three estimates from licensed plumbers who’ve been in business 5+ years.
Hire a plumber with consistent positive feedback on HomeGuide and Google.
Only hire a company that can provide proof they are licensed, insured, and bonded.
Avoid hiring the plumber with the cheapest quote as extremely low prices often indicate lack of experience or lower-quality work.
Don’t pay in full until the job is complete.
Questions to ask a bidet installer
Ask these questions to help you choose the best plumbing contractor near you for your new bidet installation:
How long have you been in business?
How many bidets have you installed?
Have you installed this type of bidet before?
Can you provide a list of local references with contact information?
How long will the installation take?
Do you handle the electrical work as well, or do I need to hire a separate electrician?
What does the estimate include?
What extra costs might come up during the installation?
Do you offer a workmanship warranty, and what does it cover?