Hands Off! The Automated Bathroom

Who remembers when touch-free faucets were introduced? By now they’re so widespread that it’s more surprising to visit a public bathroom without one than with one. And practically everything else in the bathroom has followed suit: hand dryers, paper towel dispensers, toilets (which still need to be perfected… too many people have been flushed on unexpectedly), and even toilet seat covers.

(When are the doors going to follow suit? No more touching germy handles!)

If you love the convenience and sanitary benefits of sensor-activated bathroom fittings, read on. Here’s a list of automatic furnishings for your bathroom:

Faucets

Automatic faucets are still among the most popular of touchless luxuries and are available in a wide variety of styles.

Artos Ralston Sensor Faucet with Temp Regulator
Artos Ralston Sensor Faucet with Temp Regulator
Hansgrohe PuraVida Electronic Faucet with Preset Temperature Control
Hansgrohe PuraVida Electronic Faucet with Preset Temperature Control
Rohl Country Bath Hex Hands Free Single Hole Lavatory Faucet
Rohl Country Bath Hex Hands Free Single Hole Lavatory Faucet
Nameeks Remer Sensor Control Basin Tap
Nameeks Remer Sensor Control Basin Tap
Nameeks Sensor Control Basin Mixer
Nameeks Sensor Control Basin Mixer
Sonoma Forge Cixx Sans Hands Wall Mount Lav Spout
Sonoma Forge Cixx Sans Hands Wall Mount Lav Spout

(Isn’t “Sans Hands” the perfect clever name for a line of automatic faucets?)

Toto Ecopower Axiom Faucet
Toto Ecopower Axiom Faucet 
Vola Electronic Wall-Mounted Basin Set
Vola Electronic Wall-Mounted Basin Set

Shower heads are now joining in the fun. Toto’s collection of eco-friendly sensor fittings – their EcoPower® line – doesn’t require any power source, they power themselves with the force of running water.

Toto Aimes Ceiling Mount Showerhead with LED Lighting
Toto Aimes Ceiling Mount Showerhead with LED Lighting

Make your shower totally hands-free with a sleek, wall-mounted automatic soap dispenser.

Whitehaus Showerhaus Hands Free Automatic Soap/Lotion/Hand Sanitizer Dispenser
Whitehaus Showerhaus Hands Free Automatic Soap/Lotion/Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

Toilets

Now you can stop associating automatic flushes with public restrooms and unpleasant surprises (and trauma to newly toilet-trained kids). Sensor-activated flushing is available for your homes, too – and they’re often customizable to your needs and preferences.

Toto Neorest 550 Dual Flush Toilet
Toto Neorest 550 Dual Flush Toilet

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Geberit’s newest actuator (above), the Sigma80, is hands-free, super-modern, and entirely programmable.

Even mirrors and medicine cabinets can be automated!

This one by Robern lights up according to lower light levels in the room:

Robern MP Series Arch Door Cabinet
Robern MP Series Arch Door Cabinet

While Windisch makes a makeup mirror with infrared motion sensors:

Windisch Wall Mounted LED Mirror with Sensor
Windisch Wall Mounted LED Mirror with Sensor

We’ve come a long way from Clap On/Clap Off lights, haven’t we?

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  1. […] faucets with luxury features that are starting to become more mainstream, like touch-sensitive hands-free […]

  2. […] bathroom fittings are becoming increasingly hygienic. Even if you don’t want to invest in hands-free faucets or easy-clean, nonporous solid surface, you can keep your bathroom as uncontaminated as possible. […]

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