Are you itching to turn your bathroom into a spa? Or do you just want to be able to get the water warm in your shower while you make your bed each morning? No matter your goal when renovating your bathroom, chances are there is smart bathroom tech out there that can make your dream a reality.
While smart home devices have been all the rage for the past few years, such as smarter kitchens, one area of the home that is often overlooked when it comes to technological innovation is the bathroom. And though you may not consider the bathroom a very tech-friendly place — given the sheer amount of humidity and water — think again. Devices have gotten smarter and more water-resistant in recent years, and they are ready to streamline your bathroom experience and even turn it into an oasis you’ll love to spend time in.
Ready to dive into the world of a smarter, sleeker bathroom? Check out the guide to upcoming trends from Hippo.
Upcoming Bathroom Trends
Bathrooms of the future will be more integrated, cleaner and customizable than ever before. Meaning you can not only turn on your shower or toilet from your phone, but you can also set your appliances to self-cleaning mode to return home to a sparkling clean and disinfected bathroom.
Your bathroom will also help improve your overall mental and physical health as well, a must-have in today’s climate. Unwind from your work day with a chromatherapy shower or soak away your troubles in a floatation tub. Even cheaper and smaller devices like smart scales can transform the way you think about your health.
Top Smart Devices For Your Bathroom
While things like smart toilets and speakers may be common knowledge for those into the smart tech scene, there are also a lot of emerging devices poised to make a huge impact on the industry (and homeowners). The following are some of the top tech to look out for in bathrooms of the future.
1. Interactive LED Mirrors
Moving forward, mirrors will do more than tell you if you have something in your teeth. Interactive mirrors allow you to check the weather or time of day, search the internet and even watch TV shows or movies.
2. Privacy Glass
Perfect for those sharing a bathroom with their housemates, or those who just want a bit of privacy, adjustable privacy glass allows you to instantly shield yourself from view and reverse it when you need to see through the glass with just a click of a button.
3. Smart Showers
In addition to getting the water warmed up for you before you’ve even stepped out of bed, smart showers can also save you money on your water usage and keep the temperature consistent throughout your shower.
4. Floor Heating Systems
Ideal for those living in colder climates, floor heating systems provide fast and even heat throughout every inch of your bathroom floor. They even help you save energy while staying comfortable.
5. Smart Water Assistant
Though this smart device will be mostly out of sight in a cabinet, don’t underestimate its power. Water assistants monitor your water usage, offer suggestions for consumption habits and even help you save money by alerting you to leaks as soon as they happen.
6. Water Recycler
Installing a water recycler will allow you to reuse water from places like your washing machine or shower to water your plants or flush your toilets. Talk about an environmentally-friendly money saver!
For more information on how you can update your bathroom to help you relax and save some money, check out the infographic from Hippo home insurance below.
Salman Zafar is a serial entrepreneur, digital marketer, writer and publisher. He is the Founder of Techie Loops