Turn Your Bathroom into a High-Tech Paradise

Advances in technology have recently transformed the face of the modern bathroom: gone are the days of filling a free-standing tub with pales of water and in are remote digital controls, high-tech steam showers and motion sensor equipped illuminated mirrors.

Let’s take a look at three tech-packed bathroom gadgets which you can get installed right now…

Remote Digital Showers

It used to be the case that turning a couple of dials was the only control available when it came to showering: these days, it is possible to control temperature and flow settings to an unprecedented level, all via a remote control unit!

This type of system normally requires a control box to be hooked up to the shower, however, these can normally be fitted under the bathtub, in a cupboard or in the loft, where they will be out of sight and not get in the way of your tiling or décor.

Steam Shower

If you love relaxing in a steam room down at your gym or leisure centre, a steam shower is a fab way of enjoying this experience at home;

This type of unit works by using a steam generator which envelopes your body in a fine water-vapour mist: by combining standard shower features with the facility to create a self-enclosed steam-room type environment, you will not need to devote an entire room to get the best of both worlds: in fact, these units typically do not take up much more room than a standard walk-in shower unit.

Some of the more advanced models on the market include radios, televisions, MP3 players, foot massagers, or even telephones, so that you will always be connected and entertained.

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Illuminated Mirrors

Forget straining to see what you are doing when a delicate task requires dexterity with your razor or a pair of tweezers: if you have a particularly clean, minimalistic bathroom, it is possible to illuminate the mirror area without adding any clutter if you opt for a backlit mirror fixture;

When choosing one of these gizmos, it is important to select a model which has been designed specifically for use in the bathroom: typically, this will mean that it will have an IP44 splash-proof rating and anti-mist technology.

For the ultimate in convenience, a number of these products on the market today now feature motion sensor technology, so that no controls are required to activate the illumination.

Elijah Thomas runs a hi-tech bathroom accessories company which specialises in digital showers.

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