Bathrooms are currently seen as a place to relax, and to get away from the stresses of modern life. However, thanks to advancements in technology, our bathroom experience could be about to completely change. People are already admitting to browsing their smartphones in the bath and high tech gadgets are slowly becoming the norm.
What might bathrooms of the future look like in, say, ten year’s time? It’s highly likely that bathrooms will evolve into places that are connected with other parts of our lives. They probably won’t be used simply for bathing, washing and cleaning in a decade or so. Here are our predictions for what bathrooms might be like in 2025.
We predict that bathrooms will be a walk in, hands free experience. We are already starting to see this technology being used, with toilets that flush using hand sensors. However, in a few years’ time most of your bathroom could be operated without you having to touch anything, which limits your contact with germs.
For example, you will walk in the shower and it will automatically turn on to the ideal temperature. Cleaning your bathroom may become a thing of the past as specialist bathroom cleaning robots could be introduced. Toilets will also probably self-sanitize using steam and UV, so that constantly stay clean and hygienic.
Insane gadgets & bathroom features
Every year the gadgets we have in our homes become even more mind blowing. In ten year’s time, we will be armed with lots of innovative bathroom gadgets. For example, soon haptic technology will be used to change the way your bathroom floor feels under foot. Underfloor heating will probably prove to be even more popular.
We will be able to change the texture of our bathroom floors to mimic the sensation of walking on snow, sand or grass. Interactive mirrors are also being showcased at exhibitions; they allow users to read the news, get tips on how to apply makeup, video call family and friends and virtually try on different outfits and hairstyles.
Bathrooms won’t be just bathrooms anymore, they will become home spas and places to be pampered. Screens could be used to project beautiful relaxing backdrops, and self-selected scents could be released into bathrooms depending on your mood. Showers might include massage chairs and spray tanning facilities, and lights will change to try and improve your mood.
Super smart space saving
With more houses being built and more people populating the world, space is often hard to find. Especially in major cities such as London, where prices are high and you don’t get much for your money. Saving space at home will become even more of a priority.
Bathrooms will have very sophisticated space saving designs which help people to function in smaller spaces. For example, imagine washbasins, toilets and taps that are moulded ready to use as and when they are needed, and disappear into the walls when they are not.
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Another extremely important issue in the next decade will be trying to reduce our impact on the environment. Bathrooms of the future could be far more economical and eco-friendly thanks to some very innovative designs and clever inventions.
A designer called Jang Woo-seok has been attempting to create a bathroom concept that reuses water drained from the sink for flushing the toilet. Saving water and energy in 2025 will be a huge priority when it comes to bathroom design.
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