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Do you think electronics and bathrooms do not mix beyond the necessary lights and, perhaps, a hairdryer? This is definitely not the case today when homes are turning smarter by the minute.
The number of connected smart homes in the US has increased from 17 million in 2015 to 29 million in 2017 according to McKinsey & Company. This shows the average growth rate of 31% per year. Which means that all homes in the country will turn smart in the not-so-distant future. Making your bathroom ‘go smart’ might seem strange to some, but it’s a great way to make it more comfortable and efficient.
Top 6 Electronic Devices and Smart Gadgets Your Bathroom Needs
The hi-tech mirrors of today range from a simple makeup mirror with built-in adjustable LED lights to touchscreen cyber mirrors that look like they were made by Tony Stark (see some at C|Net).
Depending on what you need, these gadgets can help you save money on lighting, play videos from YouTube, enable you to shop online or design your look for the day. Some even offer tips on beauty and style.
At the very least, you should have a motion sensor that will turn on a LED nightlight and a bathroom exhaust fan. This will allow you to improve the efficiency of energy use as well as prevent annoying tiny accidents which happen when you bump into something at night.
If you want something more advanced, consider getting humidity and temperature sensors that will adjust AC unit settings, enable the exhaust fan, etc.
Showerhead with Temperature Control
Today you can find a variety of showerheads with extra features, Some are as simple as multi-colored LED lights. Others are mostly for fun, like a built-in music speaker.
But the most efficient ones are showerheads that come with a minute temperature control. This allows you to get a perfect shower experience every time and saves water as you don’t waste any while trying to get the right temperature.
Smart Toothbrush (or Other Oral Care Equipment)
Today you can buy a toothbrush that will analyze your overall oral health and help improve your mouth hygiene through a smartphone app. A brush like this will show you exactly how you can improve your brushing and it will even show the spots you’ve missed.
There are also air floss gadgets that either work as independent units or connect to your showerhead. They do not only improve the quality of your flossing but also make the process fun. The most important thing about these gadgets is that they will monitor your oral hygiene routine and ensure you don’t slack off in keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as could be. This will save you a fortune in dental treatment costs!
Toilet Seat Warmers (or Outright Smart Toilets)
If you ever go to Japan, one of the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s a country of smart toilets. These technologies are so well-developed they are already trying to take over the world according to CNN. The Japanese definitely know what they are doing, as smart toilets are definitely top smart gadgets for your bathroom.
They make one of the essential life’s natural processes much more comfortable, even for those who tend to suffer from extreme embarrassment as many a smart toilet can play music to cover other sounds. If this kind of device is beyond your means, for now, consider getting toilet seat warmers. They are affordable and very comfy!
Cleaning robots are among the rather expensive bathroom gadgets, but they are extremely helpful. They will ensure your bathroom tiles stay free of dirt, mold, and bacteria, which are major hazards in humid environments.
These gadgets are lifesavers for those who have very busy lives as I do. They can effectively clean by obeying the program that you can run from anywhere. My personal favorite is the Neato Robotic Vacuum. I am almost always running it. Best Mother’s Day present ever!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.