Modern bathrooms are well-thought-out, decorative rooms — not just functional spaces.
Inventive gadgets, accessories and technology transform today’s bath and shower areas. Modern bathrooms are well-thought-out, decorative rooms — not just functional spaces. Many are packed with distinct necessities, wants and designs. A wall tree to hold toilet tissue, anyone? What about a scale that also measures BMI, body water and body fat?
Some of the latest high-tech gadgets featured by hgtv.com include:
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— Chromotherapy: LEDs sequence through varying color shades to envelope the shower and/or bath area in hues meant to energize and invigorate. Colors radiate from specially made showerheads or lighting.
— Speakers: Water-resistant systems can be installed into the walls for surround sound.
— Adjustable (or switchable) glass: Clear when needing light; opaque for privacy — installed smart electro-chromatic glass responds to opacity through an installed app.
— Smart toilets: They open, close and self-clean; some come with heated seats and have a sensor flushing feature.
— Towel warmer drawers and racks: A step up from just the installed or plugged-in warmer bars, these keep towels neat, folded and heated.
— Vanity mirror television: Inset flush with the mirror, it disappears when just the mirror is needed; waterproof sets come with waterproof remotes.
Expect to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for novel techy experiences.
But there are some touches more affordable for the masses:
— Wall-mounted full back scratchers
— Illuminated night-light soap dispensers and motion-activated toilet lights
— Toilet paper storage as counter, floor or wall art
— Aromatherapy spa shower kits
— Hanging Champagne bottle chillers
— Water-resistant smartphone holders
Regarding innovative showerheads, expect ones that offer a soothing rain or hydrotherapy experience, water-massage features, handsets with adjustable settings and combined steam systems.
Even new drain hair catchers are novel, offered in colorful shapes such as stars, mushrooms or sea creatures. Plus, every imaginable theme and design of soap/toothbrush accessory set exists to either coordinate with existing décor or make a fanciful statement.