How To Design Your Own Smart BathroomNiranjan Kumar
Thanks to the significant technological advances we’ve witnessed over the years, building your very own ‘smart’ home has now become an affordable option for many homeowners.
In fact, according to a study by Berg – a Swedish research firm – more than 63 million American homes are predicted to become ‘smart’ by 2022. But what exactly does this mean?
In essence, having a smart home simply means it is connected, having either been specifically built or adapted to utilise appliances that use the internet. Whether it be a smart light bulb, doorbell, TV or pet camera, there are numerous appliances now available to make your home that much more tech-focused.
With this in mind, join us as we focus on how the bathroom, in particular, can be made smarter, by implementing the latest in innovative and smart-based technology.
While you may think of your sink as the area where you wash your hands, brush your teeth and clear up your beard trimmings, thanks to technology it can now offer so much more.
From simple additions such as sensor-touch taps to automatic soap dispensers, there are a number of ways in which you can upgrade your bathroom to give it an effortless sense of cool.
If you’re looking to really go the extra mile then you can even now get voice-activated mirrors to make your mornings more efficient than ever before. By setting up your mirror to implement whichever virtual assistant you prefer – whether it be Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri – you can get weather updates, listen to your favourite music and use various voice commands all while getting ready to start the day.
Yes, you heard that right – you can now even have your very own technology-stuffed toilet.
After all, nobody wants just a standard toilet seat. If you haven’t already got the soft-close toilet seat, for example, then you’re really missing out. However, if you’re looking to go one step further, why not think about investing in a heated or Bluetooth-embedded toilet seat?
Both of these options are designed to make your time in the loo all that much more enjoyable. If you hate the feel of sitting down onto a cold seat, then heated seats will make your buns feel nice and toasty. Similarly, if you’re not a fan of lifting the seat yourself or having to touch the flush, Bluetooth technology now makes it possible to avoid both these issues. Plus, it can even play your music while you’re doing your business too, making your experience all that much more relaxing.
Moving swiftly on from improving your toilet times, if you’re looking to make your regular cleaning routine a little bit more efficient and stylish, there are a fair few smart features to think about.
An LED showerhead, for example, can literally light up your bathing experience, helping you feel more relaxed and soothed while soaking in the tub. Likewise, smart showerheads which utilise voice-controlled virtual assistants and AI technology can help control the temperature, ambience, temperature and climate of your shower, keeping you up to date with any notifications or phone calls you might have missed.
To really go the extra mile though, investing in a smart tub would take your bathroom to the next level. Featuring skin-sensing technology, pulsating jet streams, mood lighting, innovative music and sound technology, and a whole host of other features, having a smart tub could truly revolutionise your bathing experience. The only downside really is you will inevitably have to leave it at some point.
So, now that you’ve got the key areas of the bathroom down to a tee, what other ways can you make your bathroom a smarter and more efficient place to be?
Smart scales are a great place to start. These scales not only tell you your weight and motivate you to stay healthy but they also record your body fat, BMI and heart rate, sending the information to any fitness-based apps you use.
Towel warmers are another great thing to think about investing in for your bathroom. After all, who doesn’t love the feeling of wrapping up in a nice warm towel after you’ve stepped out of the shower?
In today’s market, there is also a huge range available to choose between. From a simple toggle switch design to a remote-controlled temperature-regulating technology-embedded alternative, the choice is up to you.