Technology, once the domain of the smart phone, computer and television, is now revolutionising our bathrooms.
Some of the smartest minds in the tech world have now turned their attention to the bathroom, with exciting results. With the latest intelligent pieces, you can take your bathroom experience to the next level. Whether it’s relaxing or recharging, from showers that remember each family member’s favourite settings, to toilets that do away with toilet paper and clean themselves — here are some of our favourite tech products.
Smart toilets and showers are designed to enhance your bathroom experience. Like buying the latest model smart television or phone, you can be confident that you’re investing in the most up-to-date bathroom pieces that will add to the comfort, enjoyment and appeal of your home. A shower with a choice of settings to suit your mood, a toilet that cleans itself and includes multiple bidet functions, and a mirror with de-fogging and sensor lights—these are just three of the intelligent bathroom pieces now transforming our spaces.
If you’ve traveled to Japan, or parts of Europe and South America, you’ll know what’s finally coming to Australia. Our first ever toilet with bidet functionality, the Roca In-Wash® Inspira Smart Toilet, is an exciting and affordable option. It offers a wash and dry function for cleansing, a night light, presence detection sensor, wall-mounted remote and self-cleaning sequence. When this toilet was unveiled on 2018’s The Block it sold out, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down with home builders now featuring this toilet as a standard upgrade.
Builders Webb & Brown-Neaves feature the Roca In-Wash® Inspira Smart Toilet in their display homes, and they explained why it’s so popular.
"People want cutting edge luxury finishes in [their bathroom] that make their lives easier. Smart toilets tick a lot of boxes for those who want that little piece of innovative luxury."
Your coffee order, your favourite pillow, your dream shower — we’re all different and the latest smart showers are designed to deliver your personal preference. Looking for a shower that is revitalising, relaxing, stimulating or soothing? Now you can have it all.
The GROHE SmartControl Shower is the latest in shower technology, offering several spray settings and the ability to set your shower to your preferred setting for future use.
Another option is the GROHE Rainshower SmartActive Shower, with four hydrotherapy spray functions, and the ability to combine two different spray options within a single shower unit. This shower brings technology once only seen in hotels and day spas to the home bathroom, giving you the freedom to intuitively control your showering experience.
Also from GROHE comes the Thermostatic Mixer, delivering a consistent supply of your preferred temperature —quite literally, on tap. At the touch of a button the Thermostatic Mixer supplies your ideal water temperature, which means you don’t need to worry about scalding or freezing cold temps while the shower adjusts, nor fear the toilet flush or washing machine ‘stealing’ your water. Increasingly popular in Europe and now in Australia, this ‘set and forget’ technology is addictive. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never go back.
The Kado Aspect mirrors are another example of innovations in the bathroom. This futuristic yet functional mirror has defogging functions, on and off sensors, and LED lights to help create optimal lighting for makeup application, and enhance the space and mood of the bathroom.