As technology continues to evolve, options for home renovations continue to offer more versatility. Now, every homeowner can boost the value of their property while creating a space that perfectly suits their needs and wants. According to Homes & Gardens, bathroom design trends have changed dramatically, and simple décor is no longer the norm. Innovators in the field have presented ideas that allow bathrooms to take on more non-western themes in line with creating a space that allows for free movement, relaxation, and efficiency.
Innovation and technology are crucial for bathroom design, according to Gabriel Nassar, managing director for Geberit, a multinational group specializing in the manufacture and supply of modern sanitary appliances. What most people want out of their bathroom experiences is a reliable, hygienic, completely hands-off journey. The bathroom is one of the most unsanitary parts of the house, and adding technology that can make the room ergonomic and clean is a must.
There have been several innovations in the realm of bathroom fittings. Smart toilets have become a major focus, and motion sensors that raise and lower the toilet lid are growing in popularity. This is in line with the hands-off theme of modern bathroom design. Self-cleaning toilets with antimicrobial seats are also a dream for germaphobes and they eliminate the need to constantly buy cleaning supplies. Advanced faucet technologies include infrared taps and touchless technology, digital temperature control, and reduced flow sensors.
Most of these new bathroom technologies also seek to ensure sustainability and remain eco-friendly in an ever evolving and urbanizing world. Smart technologies such as those discussed above target problems such as resource and water control, electricity and waste management, and eco-friendly designs.
Get Your Plumbing Sorted
Undoubtedly, the first thing you need to ensure when renovating your bathroom is that your plumbing system is working. A good plumbing system will ensure that hot water is readily available, that your taps and toilets do not leak and wastewater, and most importantly, that the water flowing through the system is clean and usable.
Hiring a good plumbing service is essential, and without it, your bathroom renovations could become an expensive nightmare. Prices for plumbers normally vary from state to state. For example, a plumber in Florida would generally cost between $350 - $700 for a usual job (installing a toilet/unclogging pipes) while in North Carolina a plumber might charge between $90 - $650 for the same job. As experts at All Star Plumbing noted, prices also vary depending on the job and the labor required. If you’re installing smart bathroom technology, you need to check that the plumbing service is experienced in this field too.
The Bottom Line
There is no denying that we now live in the digital age, with new technologies being produced for just about every part of human life. There’s no reason why bathrooms should not capitalize on
advances in the technological sphere too. The technologies and tips above will ensure that your bathroom allows for a smart, hygienic, hands-off, and relaxing experience.