It is expected that you will provide hand soap to your guests, regardless of the type of accommodation you are offering. It can be liquid hand soap or a bar of soap. If you prefer liquid hand soap, adding accessories such as a decorative hand soap dispenser in the bathroom of your vacation rental home is one of the easiest ways to enhance its look and feel.
The main reason why you should opt for a decorative hand soap dispenser instead of a less appealing plastic bottle is simply that it is design and function rolled in one. It is something that is going to be visible, assuming it will be placed beside the sink, and you can always choose one that complements the design of the bathroom.
These days, decorative hand soap dispensers can come in every possible material. Below are some examples of the most common materials that are currently available in the market.
Clear glass would be great if you want to be able to easily monitor the amount of soap left inside the bottle. Topping up the bottle for every new guest will surely give the impression that the house has been prepared thoroughly.
Ceramic dispensers are not clear, but they tend to look more elegant and classic.
Steel soap dispenser would be a good option if you want to avoid the hazard of accidentally breaking it if for any reason it falls to the floor.
There are different types of hand soap dispensers, ranging from classic pumps to modern automatic ones.
Liquid Pump Dispensers
This is the most ordinary mechanism that you will find in stores. You press on the pump and the liquid soap will come out as is.
Foam Pump Dispenser
Foam pump dispensers are actually a great alternative. The liquid soap that you use for it needs to less thick in consistency to allow the foaming action to happen smoothly. This means that you will be using less liquid hand soap in the long run if you will be watering it down on each refill.
Automatic Liquid Dispenser
Automatic dispensers need batteries or need to be hooked to a power source for them to work. They usually have a modern look, which would not really be suitable if you want something that does not look like the same as what you will find in public restrooms. There is no button that needs pressing, all the guests need to do is position their hands under it and it will dispense a measured amount of soap.
Automatic Foam Dispenser
Similar to a liquid dispenser, only that it will produce the soap already foamed up.
Depending on the kind of accommodation you offer, choose a decorative hand soap dispenser that fits the look of the bathroom. It does not necessarily need to be expensive. It only needs to be something that looks great but still highly functional and would last for a long time.