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Smart bathroom design: How to upgrade your space, according to the experts

Bring tech into your space for a new design element

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When it comes to home design, bathroom renovation and upgrades are usually among our top priorities. With the advent of smart technology, though, home design experts say it’s time to reconsider how you approach your bathroom design. Smart bathroom design is a growing trend that combines functionality, convenience, and style.

“As smart home technology continues to advance, bathrooms will likely incorporate more high-tech features.”

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Let’s explore how you can upgrade your bathroom space’s technology with the help of experts in the field.

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Start your day with the help of a smart bathroom mirror

The classic bathroom vanity has always been an essential part of our daily routines. But the bathroom mirror can now do much more than simply reflect your image. Imagine waking up in the morning, and your smart mirror greets you with a personalized weather forecast and your daily schedule.

Smart bathroom mirrors are gaining popularity for their ability to enhance your morning routine. These mirrors are equipped with built-in displays that can show you the weather, your calendar, and even play your favorite music while you get ready for the day.

“My clients have grown increasingly interested in smart mirrors,” says Thomas Borcherding, lead designer and owner of Homestar Design Remodel. “Quite frankly, it is brilliant technology and the perfect place to display relevant morning information.”

Luxury oversized marble shower
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Smart showers that remember your preferences

Stepping into a warm and invigorating shower is a luxury we all enjoy. With smart bathroom design, you can take this experience to the next level. Smart showers come with the ability to remember your preferred water temperature and pressure settings.

Moreover, these showers often have digital controls that allow you to set your preferred settings with precision. Some models even have mobile apps that let you start your shower remotely, ensuring it’s ready at the perfect temperature when you step in. It’s a small but significant upgrade that can make your mornings more enjoyable.

“I believe that in the future, shower handles will be a thing of the past and that digital interfaces will reign supreme,” says Borcherding.

bathroom lights and mirror
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Voice-activated features for enhanced comfort and convenience

One of the most exciting aspects of smart bathroom design is voice activation. Niko Rasides, Design Director at Nicholas Anthony, says that technology’s role in the bathroom isn’t just about convenience, but it’s also about creating an environment of luxury that is customized to your preferences.

“Imagine walking into a well-lit, pre-warmed space, with your personalised morning routine at the command of your voice,” he says.

Voice-activated temperature control ensures that your shower is at the perfect temperature as soon as you step in. You can also adjust your bathroom’s lighting to your liking without touching a switch. This convenience extends to other aspects of your bathroom, such as turning on the exhaust fan or playing your favorite podcast while you relax in the bathtub.

No more stumbling in the dark or waiting for the water to warm up. Smart bathroom technology can provide a seamless experience.

As you embark on your journey to upgrade your bathroom, consult with experts in smart home technology to ensure you make the right choices. With the right design and technology, your bathroom can become a haven of comfort and convenience.

“From voice-controlled lights and temperature settings to motion censoring faucets, smart technology in bathrooms is not just the stuff of science fiction,” says Artem Kropovinsky, interior designer, founder at Arsight.

So, why wait? Dive into the world of smart bathroom design and transform your daily routines into delightful experiences. Your perfect bathroom oasis is just a few smart choices away.

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