4 Ways to Smarten Up Your Bathroom
You’ve all heard of (and likely own) smartphones, smart TVs, and smart kitchen appliances, but have you ever heard of a smart bathroom? Admittedly, the bathroom is not the most popular place to add smart technology, but it absolutely should be! Adding smart technology to your bathroom can reduce water waste, improve safety measures, and increase cleanliness – all without you lifting a single finger. While it may sound too good to be true, it’s entirely possible with these five smart additions.
Digital Showerhead: Have you ever hopped into the shower thinking you had the temperature just right, only to be rudely awakened by an ice-cold stream? Or even worse, a distant flush of the toilet turns your normally tepid water, scalding hot? Needless to say, neither of these scenarios is the ideal way to start your day, which is why a digitally controlled showerhead is such a welcome invention. Equipped with LED lights, digital showers visibly show you the temperature of your water. As your water warms up, the lights flash red, switch to white once the correct temperature has been reached, and glow blue as the water begins to cool down. While this may seem like an unnecessary extravagance to some, it’s become a beloved safety measure for parents. The LED system not only visibly displays temperature changes in the water, but its three-light system makes it easy for your children to recognize when the water has reached a safe temperature as well. It’s a smart little addition that makes a huge difference when it comes to the safety of your family bathroom.
Integrated Speakers & Voice Controls: We’d be lying if we said we weren’t big fans of solo shower concerts, which is why we’re even bigger fans of integrated shower speakers. Select smart showerheads have speakers built right into the showerhead itself. So, instead of turning on external speakers that are never quite loud enough, integrated shower speakers put the music literally right above you. But, what about when you want to switch the song? We’re so glad you asked! Integrated shower speakers can easily be paired with your favourite digital assistant such as Alexa or Siri. Gone are the days of helplessly dripping over your smartphone as you try to find the perfect song. All you have to do is ask Alexa or Siri to do it for you.
Intelligent Toilets: While Japan has been enjoying the perks of intelligent toilets for years, they have yet to become commonplace across the pond. If you ask us, that’s a total shame! Intelligent toilets are game changers when it comes to convenience, comfort, and hygiene. They can be pre-programmed for each family member’s preferences and automatically put the seat down after each use (eliminating that ongoing fight you’ve been having with your husband). Intelligent toilets also provide bidet features, seat warming capabilities, and self-cleaning features to make your trip to the bathroom as enjoyable as possible.
Extra Gadgets: If you want to add even more digital wizardry to your bathroom, the options are seemingly endless. Tired of standing by while your bathtub fills up? Auto-filling taps allow you to carelessly go about your day while your tub fills to the perfect level. When paired with voice controls, you can transport yourself to the future by audibly instructing your bath to fill from the comfort of your couch. That’s not all, smart medicine cabinets ensure that you don’t forget to take your medication daily and smart toothbrushes analyze your brushing technique to inform you of any missed nooks and crannies. You could truly digitize your entire bathroom experience – imagine the possibilities!
With a few smart additions, your bathroom can keep the water warm, your toilet seat clean (and down), and fill your bathtub without a single thought. We truly can’t imagine anything more luxurious than that.