Two Plumbing Fixtures That Have Become Important Considerations Due to COVID-19 - Lenore Frances Home Interiors

Two Plumbing Fixtures That Have Become Important Considerations Due to COVID-19

Motion Sensor Faucets & Bidets
Lenore Frances Bathroom Fixture Design

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These fixtures are not new. But they may be new to you if you are in the middle of selecting plumbing fixtures for your kitchen and bath.

How many times have you had your hands in dough, or other foods and wanted to wash your hands without touching everything at the sink first. Maybe you have been potting plants, or cut your finger. You not only have to wash your hands but everything else you touch in order to wash your hands.

You will see many motion sensor faucets in restaurant bathrooms these days, and I have to say, I like the idea of not touching something that hundreds of other people touched before me to wash their hands.

The bidet has been around for years and seems to be still popular in Europe, but never really caught on in the US. We should probably reconsider. No joke, but I see the bidet becoming a very popular fixture here in future projects.

The traditional bidets are free standing and separate from the toilet. This is fine for a larger master bath. However, if space is limited; all-in-one fixtures are available. They can be pricey.

Other options include:

Bidet toilet seats (electric or non-electric)
Bidet Attachments (for underneath your regular toilet seat)
Handheld bidet sprayers (hangs from the side of your toilet)
Travel/portable bidets.

The following is an excerpt from an article about the history of the bidet. See the complete article here: Bidets Info

Why Use a Bidet

The bidet can and is being used by both men and women. Bidets offer the user a hands-free and superior water wash, in place of the wiping and occasionally irritating action of toilet paper.

An invaluable aid to personal hygiene, the bidet is gaining popularity among senior citizens, the disabled and those with impaired motor functions or unable to control bodily functions.

More importantly, these devices can and should be used by healthy people that want to remain healthy and feel truly clean.

I know, I bought one and I am male and American. After this feeling of cleanliness, you will never go back to toilet paper, except to dry, but if you get a bidet with a dryer, then you won't have to use paper to dry yourself. And the best thing is knowing that you are personally contributing to the conservation of our forests.

So, what do you think?

Are you willing to change what you are used to in the kitchen and bath?

If you know you want or need to move ahead with a kitchen or bath project, and you know handling it on your own is not the best option, please reach out to me. I am happy to listen to your needs and dreams so I can deliver the best results.

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Comments on Two Plumbing Fixtures That Have Become Important Considerations Due to COVID-19
  1. Leslie Carothers says:

    I love the idea of touchless faucets, as well, Lenore, and bidet sales are already skyrocketing here in the States now. Thanks for a timely post!

  2. Lauren says:

    After everything that has happened I am definitely next home I move into going to have at least one of these if not all! So timely! You go girl!

  3. This reminds me of how high school friends of mine who are married had a bidet that they never got around to installing. At the first sign of the toilet paper craze, wouldn’t you know they installeld the bidet right away!!! I’ve never tried one, not sure if I’d like it.

  4. Lisa Peck says:

    I agree. We have both a touchless kitchen faucet and a washlet toilet and I couldn’t be more grateful.

  5. Great points! I’ve always loved the idea of touch-free faucets for all the reasons you pointed out! And bidets? I agree, I think their time has come here in the US!

  6. Love bidets and glad they are starting to have their time in the spotlight again:)

  7. I had never thought about any of this before but they really are great ideas on so many levels. Thanks for sharing this!

  8. This is so timely! I think there will be a rise on both of these products.

  9. Heather M says:

    We love our motion sensor faucet in the kitchen, especially now more than ever!

  10. Leslie Price says:

    Great info! Love that faucet!

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