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France changes rules to allow kitchen toilets

The ministers announced the prohibition on toilets connecting directly to kitchens and living rooms is being lifted to simplify regulations.

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Ben Hooper
Some French residents may soon be doing their flushing in the kitchen. (UPI/Shutterstock/Feng Yu)
Some French residents may soon be doing their flushing in the kitchen. (UPI/Shutterstock/Feng Yu)

PARIS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- French officials announced a law change that will allow homeowners to install toilets in their kitchens and living rooms.

Minister of Housing Sylvia Pinel and Minister of Ecology Segolene Royal announced in the French government's Official Journal Nov. 8 they are doing away with a law requiring toilets to be kept separate from kitchens and living rooms.

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The ministers wrote they were doing away with "the prohibition of direct communication between the [bathrooms] and kitchens and living rooms" as part of "a process of simplification of regulations."

The decree goes into effect Dec. 1.

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