With over 52 million smarthomes in the United States, it is no surprise that bathroom tech is becoming increasingly popular. Smart home devices connect AI with the Internet of Things, making home devices able to anticipate the user’s needs and deliver accordingly. These devices are used for convenience, to lower bills, and for safety purposes.
Smart bathrooms are a technology advancement that allow users to have a completely personalized bathroom experience. From allowing homeowners to make coffee while still in the shower to heating their bathroom floor to avoid cold feet, smart bathrooms have many perks.
Let’s take a look at some of the smart bathroom technology trending in 2021.
Top Smart Bathroom Devices
1. Smart Toilets
Smart toilets are at the top of most people’s lists when it comes to adding smart features to their bathrooms. Consumers love their hygienic features such as touch-free flushing and self-cleaning. Smart toilets also include many other convenience features such as heated seats, touch-free automatic lids, speakers, and night lights.
2. Interactive LED Mirrors
Smart mirrors have the ability to display information such as the weather, time, and reminders all while the user is completing their morning routine. These mirrors also have the same AI capabilities as Amazon’s Alexa devices, giving them the power to answer any questions the user may have as they get ready in the mornings.
Interactive LED Mirrors can also connect to other smart devices throughout the home. With a simple voice command, the mirror can trigger the coffee pot to start the morning pot of coffee without the user ever going into the kitchen.
3. Adjustable Privacy Glass
Adjustable privacy glass allows the user to transition between transparency and opacity in their bathroom windows all with the touch of a button or simple voice command. This feature adds versatility, energy efficiency, privacy, and is more hygienic than traditional windows.
One of the most advanced features of adjustable privacy glass is the ability to project movies and tv shows directly onto the glass directly from a smartphone via bluetooth.
4. Smart Shower
Smart showers allow users to adjust their water temperature, set their ideal flow rate, and keep their shower preferences consistent throughout their shower. These showers are often ideal for parents of young children as the shower has a feature that prevents the water temperature from getting too hot and burning the user.
5. Chromatherapy Lights
Chromatherapy is the use of lights to change one’s feelings and emotions. Chromatherapy lights are LED lights that can be installed in a user’s bathroom to set their mood. These lights often come with a remote for the user to change the light color, brightness, and intensity.
6. Floor Heating System
Floor heating systems use thermal radiation to keep floors warm even on the coldest of winter mornings. This system heats up floors much faster than traditional heating systems. The floor system can be controlled via smartphone or voice command and in many cases can be put on an automatic setting so the floors will be warm when the user gets up to take their morning shower.
7. Smart Scale
For homeowners looking to take control of their health, a smart scale is a great addition to the bathroom. These scales connect to the user’s smartphone and other smart devices to track and store data about the user’s health. This data includes a person’s weight and any other information about their body composition.
8. Smart Faucets
Smart faucets allow the user to preheat or pre-cool their water, control their water usage, and have an overall hands-free sink experience. All these settings can be controlled via smartphone or voice command depending on the brand of faucet.
9. Floatation Tub
These futuristic tubs are light-proof, as well as soundproof, filled with saltwater at skin temperature allowing the user to float completely. The spa-like addition to the bathroom has many benefits such as relief from chronic aches and pains, stress relief, and detoxification.
10. Smart Water Assistant
Smart water assistants are water monitoring devices that help homeowners detect leaks, prevent leaks, and identify hidden flaws. This device sends notifications to the homeowners phones letting them know of water usage as well as emergencies, such as frozen pipes. Smart water assistants are often installed to help the user save hundreds of dollars in water bills and repairs every year.
11. Water Recycler
Water recyclers take up to 95% of water from showers, baths, washing machines, and air conditioners and reuses it for garden irrigation, toilets, and swimming pools. This is great for the environment and saves homeowners on their water bills.
12. Smart Washer and Dryer
Smart washers and dryers connect to the internet and other smart home devices to make for the ultimate laundry experience. Users can stop and start a load of laundry with the touch of a button or simple voice command. Push notifications are sent to the user’s smartphone when a load of laundry is complete or when maintenance is needed on one of the machines.
Other features of smart washers and dryers include:
- Auto-dosing detergent based on load size
- Monitoring energy consumption
- Running cycles during off-peak hours
13. Aromatherapy Diffuser
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to improve a person’s physical and mental health. An aromatherapy diffuser mists these essential oils throughout the user’s bathroom to create a spa-like experience. The diffuser can be controlled through smartphone or simple voice command.
14. Smart Thermostat
Smart Thermostats allow users to control their home’s temperature all by voice command or smartphone app. The user can remotely control temperature, set automatic preferences, and maximize energy consumption efficiency. Eventually, the smart device will recognize the users schedule and analyze the users preferences at different times throughout the day to begin working on its own.
15. Soaking Tubs
Soaking tubs are freestanding tubs that fully submerge a user’s body in water. This relaxing bath experience is cost effective and can have as many features added as the user would like, such as voice control to set the tub to the user’s preferred temperature and fill level.
Smart bathrooms are becoming more common as more Americans invest in smart homes. The features of smart bathrooms will only get more technologically advanced as time goes on all in order to create a more customized experience and better well-being for users.