Smart Home Devices For a Cleaner and Integrated Bathroom
Smart homes are on the rise, with currently over 52.2 million smart homes in the United States alone. It is no surprise, as the gadgets in a smart home make our lives easier, keep us safe, and help keep our expenses low. As the popularity of smart homes increases, smart bathroom technology has boomed. This technology allows the homeowner to have complete control and customization over their bathroom experience with the touch of a button or voice command.
Let’s look at some of the trendiest smart bathroom technology for 2021.
Smart toilets are one of the most wanted devices when people renovate their bathrooms. These toilets have features such as seat warmers, touch-free automatic lids, night lights, and even speakers. They are also more compact than traditional toilets, taking up less space. While they carry a big upfront cost, these toilets can save the homeowner hundreds of dollars by preventing leaks and using less water.
Interactive LED Mirrors
Interactive LED mirrors can display the time, weather, reminders, news updates, and more while you do your morning routine. Using AI technology, similar to Amazon’s Alexa, the mirror can also answer any questions the user may have while they get ready in the morning.
Adjustable Privacy Glass
Adjustable privacy glass allows users to switch between transparency and opacity in their bathroom windows at the touch of a button or voice command. These windows add privacy, versatility, energy efficiency, and better hygiene than traditional windows.
Perhaps the best feature of these windows is the ability to project movies and TV shows onto the glass directly from a smartphone.
Smart showers allow the user to control their water temperature, flow rate, and shower duration without even pressing a button. Some of the main benefits of having a smart shower include safety and savings on water bills. These showers have the ability to prevent the water from getting hot enough to burn skin, making the showers very child-friendly.
Color plays a huge role in our thoughts and emotions. Chromatherapy is the use of lights to convey a mood in a person. LED chromatherapy lights can be installed in your bathroom to give you the ultimate relaxation experience. These lights come with a remote that allows the user to change the color, brightness, and intensity of the lights at the touch of a button.
Floor Heating System
Floor heating systems use thermal radiation to heat your bathroom floors providing you with extra comfort on chilly mornings. With a floor heating system, your floor will heat faster and stay at a more consistent temperature than with a traditional heating system.
This is a great smart bathroom feature for homeowners looking to take control of their health. Smart scales measure your weight and keep track of other information about your body composition, sending it to your other smart devices.
Smart faucets allow the user to preheat or pre-cool their water, control their water usage, and have an overall hands-free sink experience. These settings can be set on a smartphone or via voice command.
Floatation tubs are light proof and soundproof tanks of saltwater heated to skin temperature. This allows for the user to float effortlessly. These tanks have been known to bring stress relief, relief from chronic aches and pains, and detoxification to their users.
Smart Water Assistants
Smart water assistants can be a great investment for frugal homeowners. These assistants can prevent leaks, detect leaks, and identify any hidden flaws. The system will send regular notifications of water usage to the homeowner’s phone, as well as emergency messages to let the owner know of any leaks.
Water recyclers recycle 95% of water from showers, baths, washing machines, and air conditioners and reuse it for toilets, garden irrigation, and swimming pools. This keeps water bills low while benefiting the environment.
Smart Washer and Dryer
Internet connected washers and dryers create the ultimate laundry experience. Smart washers and dryers can be started with a simple voice command. Users can also control their laundry cycle or monitor maintenance directly from the smartphone. These high-tech washers and dryers can also automatically sense how much detergent is needed per load, monitor energy consumption, and have the ability to auto-run cycles during off-peak hours.
Diffusers use essential oils to improve a person’s physical and mental health. Aromatherapy diffusers create a spa-like experience for the homeowner. The diffuser can be controlled via smartphone or voice command.
Smart thermostats allow homeowners to remotely control their home’s temperature to maximize energy efficiency and their personal comfort. Eventually, the thermostat will be able to recognize the user’s preferences and begin working on it’s own.
A soaking tub is a freestanding tub that fully covers the user’s body in water. Soaking tubs bring many health benefits such as relief from chronic pain, skin detoxification, and even improved heart health.
Smart bathrooms will only become more common in the years to come. The technology of the gadgets they provide us with benefits our health and well-being in everyday life.