Not only are bathrooms considered space to lounge and relax, but they are also the place for setting the day’s energy into motion. On a practical level, an automated bathroom increases morning productivity and organization by maximizing time management, with the added perk of eco-friendly earth-savvy technology. On a purely sensory level, smart innovations offer a whole new experience to interact with and get addicted to.
There are some amazing smart products available for 2018. On the list for the bathroom is an intelligent toilet that includes a foot warmer, bidet, and ambient lighting. Automated features for tubs and showers will change the way you think about bathing. And then there’s lighting, music, entertainment… Imagine the endless possibilities for your own smart bathroom.
“Alexa, turn on my morning shower.”
Your shower can be started before you’ve even left your bed. The smart-shower system is ready for you by the time you’ve walked into your bathroom. The stall fills with steam, and then rains water at the perfect temperature, without the need for adjustment. Your morning playlist starts at the same time. Lighting in the bathroom comes on at a low glow for a spa zen atmosphere. The shower allows you to relax underwater while music vibrates through your soul.
With another command, the water stops. The bathroom is warm and humid. A voice controlled thermostat lets you make adjustments in temperature, slowly cooling the room. Another command changes the lighting scene. Shades on the windows glide open, bringing in sunlight, while your smart mirror illuminates with tunable white light to highlight all the contours of your face.
“Bring up my email and calendar.”
Information populates on the sleek smart mirror while you reach into a smart-fridge in the cabinet below for a San Pellegrino. Your hands are free to enjoy the cold sparkling water and move through your skincare routine to the rhythm of your favorite songs, while mentally preparing for the day. Check email and your schedule, send texts through voice command, and read the daily news, all from a vanishing display on the smart mirror.
“Turn on the coffee machine.”
Activate your kitchen, from your bathroom. By the time you are dressed and ready to go, the hot rich aroma of coffee is beckoning you to follow. As you exit your bathroom sanctuary, simply use voice commands to turn everything off. The only challenge will be leaving the room you love so much.
“Alexa, I’m home.”
An automated bathroom can offer so many ways to wind down at the end of the day. Before you’ve even reached your house. Send voice commands through your smart-phone app to run a bath in your soaking tub. By the time you walk into the bathroom, the automated fill kit has done its job, and your bath is ready, at the perfect depth and temperature. Simply reach into the smart fridge again, this time for a bottle of chilled Sauvignon Blanc, pour yourself a glass, and set the lighting scene to “spa glow.” Then submerge your body into calming water and relax in the ambiance of lavish intelligent design.
Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint, and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.
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