Bathroom makeovers are pricey and invasive, but a few smart upgrades can turn an basic loo into a modern marvel.
With smart home or connected home technology changing by the minute, why shouldn’t your master bathroom get smarter, too? Here are some products that will add a luxe touch to your master bath, while helping it function more efficiently. Think of your bathroom as your smart sanctuary.
Toasty Towels at Your Fingertips
Warming drawers or drying rails for towels offer the perfect finish after a nice bath or a dip in the pool. Create a spa-like feeling as the towels and linens are gently warmed and mildew from wet towels is kept at bay. The heat generated by the drawers can provide an extra source of heat in the space. We love MG12’s Round Geometrici towel warmer.
If you concept of a high-tech master bath isn’t complete without a screen, definitely choose a model that’s waterproof and with a fog-resistant feature that will hold up during a steamy soak. Location, of course, is key: Do you want to watch your favorite show while sipping on bubbly in the tub? Or would you rather watch the morning rundown when you’re brushing your teeth? You can likely to both by opting for a model from Aquavision TV.
The Fire Down Below
There’s perhaps nothing more jarring than having to step out of a hot shower onto a cold tile floor. Under-floor heating not only brings the cozy, but can also be energy efficient. Flooring from Warmly Yours works in conjunction with different types of flooring and can be paired with a Nest Learning Thermostat or other home automation systems. Nest, for example, will deduce your temperature habits and set the thermostat accordingly, only heating the floor when needed.
It’s not just our phones that have become “smart”—the next generation of shower heads can help track water usage and restrict the flow once the desired temperature has been reached. Start ups like EvaDrop and HYDRAO are vying to become the leader in the smart shower space, vying with established brands like, Moen, which offers a smart shower that allows users to customize their experience with 12 control settings. The system will also send a notification to your phone when your shower is ready and at the perfect temperature.
Meanwhile, Kohler‘s VibrAcoustic system allows for the ultimate music listening experience by sending sound waves through the water via your mobile device. You can now listen to your favorite tunes or catch up on podcasts while basking in your bath or shower. Turning on the shower head will never be the same again.