how to create an easy to clean bathroom design

modern bathroom with wall hung toilet and sink unit for an easy to clean bathroom design

Designing a bathroom that is easy to clean is essential for the overall health and well-being of those who use it. There are many factors you can consider when it comes to an easy-to-clean bathroom design.  

Most people are unaware that more than half of healthy people actually have living spores of Staphylococcus aureus – bacteria that can cause respiratory infections – living in or on their hair, skin, throats, and nasal passages. 

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Knowing that statistically speaking, half the people using your bathroom are carrying around germs that can make you sick, should make you want to clean the bathroom right now. That's just one illness-causing bacterium that is concerning. Think of all the many others. 

In a time when a global health crisis is at the forefront of everyone's mind, it's time to consider how you can upgrade to a more health-conscious bathroom design – one that makes cleaning easier.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are easy to clean bathroom accessories that can greatly reduce the amount of time you have to spend cleaning
  • You need bathroom fixtures that make cleaning easy, like a wall hung toilet that cleans itself
  • Touchless bathroom technology isn’t just for public restrooms anymore
  • Touchless actuators can be installed in more ways than you think

5 Easy to Clean Bathroom Design Ideas 

A bathroom is one of the most personal spaces in any house. When people use your bathroom, you want them to be comfortable. That means keeping it as clean as possible. Here are some design ideas that make that easier:

1. Get a Wall Hung Toilet 

Let’s face it – the toilet is the nastiest part of your bathroom. A wall-hung toilet is the best solution! These toilets solve all your dirty problems. 

The latest toilet technology not only gives you remote access for heating the seat, but there are bidet options to help you stay cleaner. There are even self-cleaning models that dispense cleaners with the push of a button.

With the new trend for open floor plans in a modern home, it is not surprising that people want their bathrooms to reflect this as well. 

A wall-hung toilet gives the visual illusion that the space is more open. They also make mopping the floor nearly effortless.

2. Change to a Concealed In-Wall Bathroom Plumbing System 

Now that you have decided on a wall-hung toilet, it's time to look at the plumbing options. If you have opted to update your plumbing, then you can change to a concealed tank and carrier system. Geberit makes a concealed plumbing system that is used around the world to keep unsightly plumbing out of sight and offers years of trouble-free performance.

Here are some of the reasons to make the change to concealed plumbing:

  • Aesthetics
  • Water-saving
  • Space-saving
  • Easy to clean
  • Adjustable, flexible, and ADA compliant
  • Strength and stability
  • Accessible maintenance

3. Connect Hands-Free Flush Plates   

Flush plates are not just a pretty decoration. They serve an essential function of the in-wall system. You can easily access the fill and flush valve for maintenance without any tools. All you do is lift the plate to reveal your plumbing fixtures. 

Besides easy maintenance, it makes cleaning much less of a chore as well. These flush plates wipe down easily and are durable enough to handle most household cleaners without degradation of their surface.

Not only are they good-looking, provide easy maintenance, and make cleaning a breeze, but you also get a dual-flush feature that saves water. The visual cue on each plate lets everyone know how to use it. There is a section for liquids, and one for solid waste.

4. Install a Touchless Faucet   

Touchless technology isn’t just for public restrooms anymore. Getting a touchless faucet will eliminate the need to clean faucet handles. (Now, if only the sink would clean itself.)

Installing a touchless faucet can make your life easier, especially when it comes to cleaning. It will allow you to conserve water while washing up without having to touch anything. All you have to do is wave your hand over the sensor. 

Harmful bacteria live on the surface of your faucet handle. You can reduce exposure to these illness-causing agents by eliminating the need to touch the surfaces that contain them.

Bacteria that is present on bathroom surfaces, including your faucet and toilet.

graphs of bacteria that is present on bathroom surfaces, including your faucet and toilet.    graphs of bacteria that is present on bathroom surfaces, including your faucet and toilet.   

5. Install Touchless Actuators Wherever Possible

Custom and programmable touchless actuators are an excellent way to save time on cleaning. You can have them installed wherever there’s a need for automation, all while being environmentally conscious.

You can install actuators for:

  • Light switches
  • Exhaust fans
  • Shower controls
  • In-home urinals
  • Toilets
  • Faucets
  • Doors and drawers
  • Trash can lids
  • Soap and shampoo dispensers

The list really could go on. As technology gets better with each passing day, so do the options for touchless technology for your bathroom. Soon, with a wave of your hand, you will be able to activate the cleaning robots to go in and handle your least favorite chore.

6. Groutless Surfaces

This last one on the list isn't exactly technology as much as it’s just good practical sense. Grout is difficult to clean and hard to keep looking clean. It stores the most bacteria found in bathrooms. Even if you seal the grout, the seal wears off over time.

The best way to reduce the time spent cleaning grout is to have little to none in your bathroom. This is especially true for any surface near water. 

The Future is Now with Touchless Technology by Geberit 

Your bathroom is easily the most used room in your home. It needs to have all the features and amenities you want – and wouldn't it be great if it were convenient to clean, too?

Here at Geberit, we know what it takes to make this well-used space your favorite room to clean. Our fixtures and accessories come with all the latest tech, and with sustainability in mind, our products are eco-friendly too.

If you’re like us, you want to make bathroom cleaning quick and easy. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you get a modern bathroom design with all the latest tech that makes cleaning a breeze!