Keep your hands free with voice technology
There is no better place to start than with voice technology. Virtual-assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa devices or Google Home are affordable, easy to use and you can link them to so many other pieces of tech (more on that later). As standalone products, you can use them to play relaxing music as you soak in the bath, listen to your favourite podcast or get the latest weather forecast so you can dress accordingly. The possibilities are, almost, endless and will only grow in the future.
Create a personalised experience using a smart shower
Smart showers are a relatively new introduction to the bathroom tech market but are sure to make a real splash. One of the leading players in the market is Moen, who now offer an interactive shower. The U by Moen shower has its own app and can link to voice assistants to give you greater functionality and the ability to personalise the shower to your specific tastes. Start the shower with a pre-set temperature and duration, meaning you’ll never be late for work by spending too long in the shower again.
Spa treatments in your own home
It is not just showers that are full of fantastic features, our walk-in baths, such as the Ellipse, are available with built in spa treatments. You can enjoy relaxing lighting through Chromotherapy or be gently massaged using the Hydrovescent system. If you’ve finding the experience too relaxing and don’t want to get out of the bathtub you can use the ‘TouchTap’ auto fill feature to add more warm water.
It’s challenging to write an article on bathroom technology without mentioning the latest toilets. It is now possible to get lavatories that offer heated seats, foot warmers, motion activated opening/closing and flushing. There is even the option of having your toilet play music or use ambient lighting to set the mood. These technologies are all designed to increase our comfort in the bathroom and present a personalised experience.
Make foggy mirrors a memory with a stream-free alternative
A straightforward piece of bathroom technology, but an absolute favourite is a steam-free mirror. We’ve all had the situation after a hot bath or shower where our mirror is unusable due to steam. A steam-free mirror is an excellent addition to the bathroom as you’ll be able to apply make-up, shave or do your hair straight away. The result is no more waiting for the steam to disperse or cleaning the mirror with your hand or towel.
Introducing lighting that adapts to every mood
Achieving the right level of light in the bathroom can be a challenge. You need bright light in the morning to prepare for the day ahead, yet in the evening you’ll want a warmer glow to help you relax and unwind. Bathroom technology now has a solution. Lighting such as the Philips Hue range offer smart lighting, which means it sets the right light for the time of day and all from one installation.
Keep your feet warm using the latest underfloor heating solutions
Underfloor heating is a fantastic piece of technology for the bathroom. We all know the unpleasant feeling of ending a warm bath or shower and stepping onto a cold floor. Using underfloor heating prevents this situation and can also be used as the primary heat source within the bathroom if you’re short on space.
The tech choices for a bathroom are as plentiful as any other room in the house and the market will growing all the time. It’s important to remember that your preferences need to suit your requirements. At Premier Care In Bathing, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect bathroom. Speak to one of our advisors on how we can help you.