No luxurious home upgrade is complete without the enhancements of modern
technology. High-tech and intelligent devices lend ease to everyday activities
and enrich your ability to enjoy the comforts of home. With new products joining
this category at an exponential pace, there's a way to boost the smart function
of every room, even the bathroom.
Environmental elements like lighting and temperature are among the first signals
your brain processes when you enter a new space. Aligning those nuances with
your comfort and preferences is the ultimate expression of personalization.
Motion or voice control sensors make it possible to bring lights to life with
next to no effort, while a smart thermostat with differentiated climate zones
can adjust to meet your needs throughout the day, perhaps kicking up a few
degrees to prevent a chill when you emerge from a steamy shower.
There truly is no limit to the home features that can work harder, faster and
smarter - even when it comes to the toilet. If the notion of an intelligent
toilet seems extreme to your senses, you may not be alone.
"When Americans hear the word bidet, most have an outdated picture in their
minds of a standalone fixture, but in fact, the functionality is now built into
a toilet or attachable seats, and they are simple to use. Once you try one, you
won't be able to live without it," said Shane Allis, marketing director of
Kohler Sanitary Products. "From intelligent toilets to cleansing seats that
attach to existing toilets, modern day bidets are for consumers who are looking
for an upgrade to their toilet routine."
In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Kohler, about two-thirds of
Americans would choose a toilet that would give them a cleaner, fresher feeling,
and 3 in 5 think washing with water would give them a cleaner feel than toilet
An overall fresher feeling and features like a deodorizer, night light and
heated seat have strong appeal, according to the same survey, and those features
are all offered in options like the Kohler Veil, an ultimate, one-piece
intelligent toilet with integrated cleansing functionality that provides optimum
hygiene and individual comfort. From personal cleansing to an LED nightlight to
hands-free opening, closing and flushing - all of which are easy to control on a
touchscreen LCD remote control - the toilet brings unexpected options to your
bathroom. Explore the available models and learn more about intelligent toilets
Shower with power
Whether it's a playlist that energizes you for the day or soothing sounds to
center you before an important meeting, you can give new meaning to singing in
the rain with a showerhead that includes a built-in wireless, removable speaker
that you can sync to your smartphone music library.
When you take your shower digital, you can actually bring water, steam, music
and light together into one sensory experience. Beyond that, it's even possible
to configure your shower to cycle through spa programs that target different
areas of your body with varied water sprays and temperatures.
A jetted tub is just the beginning when it comes to creating a spa-like
atmosphere. Today's options let you trick out your tub with everything from
bubbles and heat to sound and color. Advanced hydrotherapy options use air or
sound to massage, soothe, invigorate or relax your body and your mind - all
controlled at the touch of a button. Don't forget the heated back to keep you
warm even longer.
If you're blessed with a stunning view out the bathroom window or if you simply
prefer the aura of natural light, you may be reluctant to hide behind heavy
window treatments. Yet again, technology offers the solution. Shades you can
power with a remote control and even film coverings that convert from
transparent to opaque with the touch of a button can give you the freedom to
embrace your privacy or celebrate the sun's rays.
The big features may deliver the wow factor, but little touches can add up for a
big impact as well. Mirrors that recognize your face and voice to deliver
customized media, such as news and music, can also be programmed to alter the
temperature and lighting while you conduct your toiletry business. Other
accessories to round out your high-tech renovation include devices such as smart
scales that integrate with other devices to maximize your health and wellness
With these tech upgrades and more, you can turn an ordinary bathroom into an
entirely new, refreshing experience.