It is a fact that most of the germs we come into contact with are because of surfaces we have touched. But for 2012, if you really want to cut down on the amount of germs spread in your home, consider having touch-less faucets installed. More than likely you have come into contact with theses faucets in public restrooms. They are a great bathroom and kitchen fixture because they help to keep germs from spreading.
If you have children especially, this is a wonderful option for the bathroom. Not only is it more sanitary for your bathroom, there are plenty of design options available that will enhance the aesthetics of your bathroom and kitchen.