Technology tops the list when it comes to homebuying, and do you know who the new homebuyers are? Millennials. Also known as Generation Y, these tech-savvy creatures seem to have been born with smartphones in their hands.
A are a great way to conserve water and energy. Here are some of the features that you can expect from a digital faucet:
- Reduced tap flow and digital temperature-control settings, conserving money and water.
- Touchless technology.
- Infrared tap technology that “reads” the user and turns off when it senses that hands are not under the faucet.
- Programmable features, such as a timed shower setting or a teeth-brushing option that runs for an allotted time frame.
The ’80s were spent soaking in our mammoth Jacuzzi tubs, but times (and tubs) are changing. Designers are seeing a strong trend toward a new version of the soaking tub. They are tossing standing-room-only showers down the drain, and replacing them with stand-alone soaking styles. Here’s what you can expect to see from the new soaking tubs:
- Stand-alone tubs with no shower surround.
- Small Japanese-style soaking tubs.
- Sleek, modern tub faucets, many with pipes that come up from the floor and pour over into the tub.
- An air bath, the modern take on massaging jets. Air channels deliver a steady stream of warm massaging bubbles; think hot springs.
- Chromotherapy, or mood-enhancing lighting.
- New tub materials and shapes. Rectangular is sleek and modern, as are materials such as carved stone and copper.
A high-tech bathroom wouldn’t be tricked out without a few gadgets. Here are a few fun products that add another level of technology:
- Refrigerated bathroom cabinets that can keep medicines cool or store cold drinks.
- LCD shower panels that let you control shower temperature, water flow, steam, music and chromotherapy.
- Waterproof TVs. Soaking and watching TV is a must, and it eradicates the chances of dropping that iPad in the tub while streaming your favorite show.
Bathrooms are about to be the next room to witness the high-tech revolution. Which of these would you like to have in your bathroom? Let us know in the comments below.