There are approximately 175 million smart homes in the world, with many new technologies enjoying ever-growing importance in the design plans of spaces like living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. The latter in particular has come to play an important role in the era of the new normal, with many employees still working remotely and deciding to convert their homes into havens of relaxation and calm. If you are interested in harnessing the power of technology to give your bathroom a modern design edge, read on to discover some of the latest trends.
Chromotherapy Showers and Whirlpools
Chromotherapy uses the visible spectrum of colors, each of which has its own range of energy or vibrations. The idea is to combine specific hues with a light source to provide healing energy and to lift the mood. Over the past few decades, commercial spas have employed this technique in tubs and showers but today, it is available to any homeowner wishing to harness its uplifting effects. When you install a chromotherapy tub or shower in your home, you can focus on one specific color or traverse the entire spectrum of color modes.
Bathrooms can house a host of bacteria owing to their high humidity levels. The vast majority of hand towels, for instance, are contaminated with coliform bacteria and around 14% have E. coli. Smart tech such as touch-free hand dryers not only bear futuristic designs but also contain technology such as HEPA filters, which eliminate dangerous bacteria from the air. Electric hand dryers have fast drying times, a low carbon footprint owing to minimal energy use, and features such as ionizers, which emit anions that eliminate airborne germs. Smart dryers have a ‘barely there’ look and many come in beautiful hues and finishings like matte black, stone grey, and shiny metallic.
Adjustable Privacy Glass
Your need for privacy can differ from day to day, which is why smart showers often come with adjustable privacy glass—which allows you to select from a transparent or opaque look depending on your mood. It enables you to make the most of natural light in your bathroom and is easier to clean than curtains. Moreover, you can control its look via voice assistant or your smartphone, making it very convenient indeed.
Imagine being able to step into a shower that is already on and that has just the right water temperature. Digital showers allow you to define your ideal conditions from the comfort of your smartphone or home automation system. Choose your desired pressure, jet massage style, and light colors as well. These can all be programmed beforehand in accordance with your mood.
Imagine a toilet that bears a minimalistic, tank-free design and that therefore occupies a far smaller space in your bathroom. Smart toilets not only totally turn toilet design on its head but also have an array of fascinating features, including seat warmers, lids that open and close automatically without being touched, ambient lighting, and personalized bidet pressure systems. Flush buttons are usually contained in discreet places like the side of the toilet. Moreover, modern toilets come with remote controls that allow you to flush, control the water temperature, turn on an aid dryer, adjust the bidet’s water pressure, and more.
It’s an exciting time for lovers of futuristic and contemporary bathrooms. There are a host of smart features that are lending bathrooms a more minimalistic yet spa-like feel. These include chromotherapy showers and tubs, touch-free hand dryers, and toilets that seem to know exactly what you’re thinking.