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Bathrooms are starting to become the next room to witness the high-tech revolution. Which of these would you like to see in your bathroom?

Technology is topping the list of home-buying. An estate survey revealed that 77 percent of homebuyers are looking for a home with “smart” innovations.

Most of the gadgets that are hot right now revolve around smart home automation systems; they allow us to control lights, security, temperature and even blinds with the touch of a button from your smartphone.

A room that was once forgotten with the latest technological trends is starting to get a makeover thanks to new builds and renovations. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep your home on-trend with the latest technology to one of the most-used rooms in your home: the bathroom.

High-Tech Toilets

There are several new models revolutionising the way we “go.” When renovating your bathroom, look our for these new toilet features:

  • Toilets that don’t require hands or paper. These toilets have temperature-controlled water, spritzing wands and automatic dryers.
  • Toilet seat warmers and LED lights.
  • Self-cleaning toilets and antimicrobial seats.
  • Motion sensors to raise and lower toilet lids.

Digital Faucets

Not only do we aspire to be tech-savvy, we also desire to be eco-savvy. Having digital faucets is a great way to conserve water and energy, look at some of the features:

  • Reduced tap flow and digital temperature-control settings, conserving money and water.
  • Touchless technology – flushes, soap dispensers and taps … even lighting!
  • Infrared tap technology that “reads” the user and turns off when it senses that hands are no longer under the area.
  • Programmable features, such as a timed shower setting or a toothbrushing option that runs for an allotted time frame.

Soaking Bathtubs

Looks like we have more time for tubs! A couple few decades ago everyone loved the idea of soaking in mammoth Jacuzzi tubs, but times (and tubs) are changing. Designers are seeing a

strong trend toward a new version of the soaking tub … standing-only showers are starting to be replaced with stand-alone soaking styles. Currently the following tubs styles are being seen:

  • Stand-alone tubs with no shower surround.
  • Small Japanese-style soaking tubs.
  • Sleek, modern tub faucets, many with pipes that come up from the floor and pour over into the tub.
  • An air bath, the modern take on massaging jets. Air channels deliver a steady stream of warm massaging bubbles; think hot springs.
  • Chromotherapy, or mood-enhancing lighting.
  • New tub materials and shapes. Rectangular is sleek and modern, as are materials such as carved stone and copper.

Hot Gadgets

A high-tech bathroom wouldn’t be tricked out without a few gadgets. Here are a few fun products that add another level of technology:

  • Refrigerated bathroom cabinets that can keep medicine cool or store cold drinks.
  • LCD shower panels that let you control shower temperature, water flow, steam, music and chromotherapy.
  • Waterproof TV – Soaking and watching TV is a must, and it eradicates the chances of dropping your phone or tablet in the tub while streaming your favourite show.

So which one of these features has taken you fancy, tell us in the comments below.

 

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