Technology touches everything nowadays. You can start your car with your phone, check your home thermostat online, and even set your oven to preheat when you’re on your way home. One part of our lives that has unexpectedly been incorporated into the new technological world is our bathrooms.
You wouldn’t think that you could make a toilet any smarter or more effective at its job, but that’s where you’re wrong! Let’s unpack a few different ways smart devices are changing the way we use our bathrooms.
Cleaning a toilet is considered a punishment. No one wants to do it. It’s a wonder that, in this age of technology, a self-cleaning toilet wasn’t invented sooner. Using sensors and carefully controlled water and cleaning supplies held within, the toilet can take care of itself, so you won’t have to deal with the toilet brush and whatever might still cling to it from the last time you cleaned.
It sounds like something out of sci-fi, but there are new mirrors out there that can actually desteam themselves, and display all manner of information about what you might have in store for the rest of your day. Video player capability, WiFi connectivity, and even traffic and weather information. Feel like you’re living the high life when you upgrade your self-viewing experience with this!
Smart Water Use
Moving forward, conserving water use to only what you need will be the new standard, along with intelligent water heating, and touchless faucets. When your bathroom can just react to what you need with minimal direction from you, your bathroom is less of a necessary room and more of a spa experience.
It’s possible to integrate smart scales with your smartphone apps so that you can track your weight wherever you need to go. Keep track of your weight loss goals, get cool visual representations, and add that extra level of technological savvy to your private sanctum.
The Shower Head That Sings Back
Integrating speakers is great throughout the house, but most people don’t think about putting one in the bathroom. Combining water and electronics is almost always a bad idea, but in some cases, that’s exactly where it’s made to be. Some showerheads and mirrors are being designed to be bluetooth compatible so that you can stream your favorite music and add a little bit to your morning routine.
Sometimes nature calls in the middle of the night. But then you flip on the light-switch only to be blinded by the lights in the bathroom, essentially negating turning the lights on in the first place. Some toilets can be equipped—or have them already integrated—soft lighting options. These make it easy to find your way to your destination without waking your eyes up completely. This means you can get up, do your thing, and get back to bed with minimal disruption!
Almost on par with the lighting problem, a cold seat really takes you out of the “go to bed” mood. If you want to have one of the highest-end comforts installed, you can get a toilet with a specially heated seat. That way, you’re not shocking yourself awake with every use!
For Every Bathroom Need
Making sure you have the best, most advanced equipment set up in your bathroom requires a practiced hand. Calling the professionals that know toilet installation and faucet and fixture repair and configuration is always the best course of action. The Plumbing Works in Reading, PA knows the best methods needed to get the results you want for your bathroom. Give us a call the next time you’re looking for something new for your bathroom!