I know our homes are getting smarter with the amazing abilities of the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home Pod. It is now possible to dim the lights and turn on the romantic music without moving a muscle.
Fortunately, bathrooms are not being left behind in the race to improve our home tech. Here are a few of the innovations we are likely to see over the coming years.
• Smart Mirrors LED the Way. For a simple and straightforward move towards the new tech, consider an LED mirror. The additional lighting they provide is a great asset for things like applying make-up and shaving, of course, whilst they can also provide ambient light to match your mood. In addition LED lights use less light so they are more energy efficient.
• Catch Up with Your Soaps while You Soap Up. A range of specially designed bathroom TVs has hit the market recently. They can be set flush with your wall tiling and come with fully waterproof remotes so that you can keep up with every goal, wicket and set point during this sizzling summer of sport.
• Practically Hands Free. Motion sensor flushes have been common in UK public toilets for some time and they are now finding their way into domestic situations too. A lot of people believe they are more hygienic than the hand flush style and they are a boon to the elderly and those who have restricted movement. Motion sensor taps for basins are also becoming popular in domestic bathrooms.
• Bidet Toilets. Something else that may prove popular with the elderly and those whose movement is impaired is a bidet toilet. The UK market has proved resistant to them in the past, not least because they cost significantly more than a traditional toilet. However, electronic toilets undoubtedly provide greater comfort and control over personal hygiene. They usually feature a warm air dryer and personal sprays and are also self-cleaning. Additionally some models can be raised or lowered.
So there you have a peek into the future of bathrooms in the UK. I am sure that flying car can’t be too far away!