The bathroom has overtaken the kitchen as the top remodel priority for US households. How are homeowners transforming their dull functional bathrooms into private enclaves? With technology of course. Along with their iPhone, iPod & iPad they are creating the iBathroom. Here are a few ways homeowners are doing it:
- Audio-Hydrotherapy – Music that vibrates through the tub reverberating through the water and permeates throughout your body. With integrated speakers built into the tub’s shell total relaxation is just a full sensory bath experience away. MTI Baths makes the Stereo H2O® and Kohler makes the VibrAcoustic®. Both systems work with an iPod or any other MP3 player.
- Bidet Toilet Seat – Packed with technology the Brondell Swash® 1000 has an instant ceramic heating system for endless warm water, Nano technology to sterilize the stainless steel wash wands, a four way valve system that enables, not only pressure and temperature adjustment, but also spray width adjustment as well and all controlled in the palm of your hand by a wireless remote control.
- Programmable Showers – Through a digital control panel you can program personalized settings and recreate an exact shower experience. Temperature, check. Pressure, check. Memory, check. Kohler makes the DTV® and Moen makes the ioDIGITAL™.
- Entertainment System – Integrated into your medicine cabinet you can have a TV to stay up to date on news, weather or sports, additional electric outlets and MP3 jack to play your favorite music with speakers built into the wall. Just touch the TV/Aux input buttons to switch back and forth and adjust the volume with the integrated controls or use a universal remote control to control Robern’s M Series with TViD™.