In recent years, it’s become more common for people to incorporate technology into their homes with smart devices. These gadgets connect to networks or other products so you can control them on your phone or through voice command. Households incorporating smart technology can benefit from the ease, convenience, and touch of luxury that it brings.
While smart home products are often associated with entertainment areas, they can transform a bathroom into a futuristic spa, as well as improve on functionality. If you want to upgrade this room but you don’t know where to start, read on to discover which gadgets make the best investments.
- Premium toilets
These devices use sensory systems to clean you with water jets, use drying features, and flush automatically. Smart toilets eliminate the need for toilet paper and improve hygiene with the no-contact elements. Most smart toilets come with a self-cleaning function as well, which a survey revealed to be the most desired smart home addition during Smart Week last year.
For added comfort, some smart toilets have seat warmers and include deodorizers to keep the bathroom smelling fresh.
You don’t necessarily have to replace your current toilet with a new model to benefit from many of these benefits. Washloo, the UK’s sole domestic luxury smart toilet, and bidet toilet seat brand offer smart toilet seat attachments that fit 98% of UK toilets.
- Economical taps
Smart taps dispense water automatically using sensors, which eliminates the need for touching the tap and causing any cross-contamination between users.
These gadgets also help you to reduce your water usage, lessen your bills, and help the environment. The device uses sensors to turn the water on and off, so you don’t accidentally keep the water running while cleaning your teeth and use a lower flow rate than regular faucets.
On top of this, you can set your desired temperature instead of only having either scolding or freezing water available.
- Heated towel rails
There’s nothing less appealing than jumping out of a hot shower into the cold winter air, only to wrap yourself in a damp towel. If you don’t have a practical placement for towels to dry, a smart towel rail will be a game-changer. This gadget will heat your towel, so you can remain toasty after washing. Many people place wet towels on radiators, but this can block the heat from traveling into the room and cause your home to run less efficiently.
- Ambient mirrors
Lights are often fitted in smart mirrors to stop the device from steaming up and help create a cozy atmosphere, so you don’t have to soak under bright lighting while having a relaxing bath. The more advanced smart mirrors can even display the weather forecast, act as a speaker, and set alarms.
- Efficient showerheads
Smart showers allow you to manage your water usage to help reduce your bills. From your mobile phone, you can control or monitor the water duration, pressure, temperature, and flow.
Some smart showerheads have built-in speakers so you can listen to your favorite album or podcast clearly while washing. You could even get a device fitted with colour therapy lighting for ultimate relaxation.
Smart devices can provide a modern and elegant aesthetic to a bathroom, turning it into a relaxing haven. However, they can also improve cleanliness, lower your utility costs, and enhance accessibility.