Architect & Interiors India

Smart Bathrooms

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Over the last few years, there has been a growing need for intuitive solutions that allow consumers to immerse themselves in their time in the bathroom. Technological innovations have not just brought better designs, but optimum hygiene, enhanced comfort and even new materials used in the composition of products.

The new launches in the bathroom space are largely being driven by technology as well as the need for a more sensor based, touchless experience post the pandemic.

Sensors in fittings and fixtures, push button technology in place of levers, numerous modes of shower outputs, automatic flushing and integrated flushing/ cleaning and seat warming within WCs are in.

Courtesy MAIA Estates
Courtesy MAIA Estates

Over the last few years, there has been a growing need for intuitive solutions that allow consumers to immerse themselves in their time in the bathroom.

The terms bathroom and technology never coincided until the importance of creating a “smart” washroom was realised. Technology has enabled a great range of automated amenities for a comfortable and efficient bathroom experience.

Architects have the difficult task to balance aesthetics and practicality when installing tech related bathroom products.

Also, there has been an increase in usage of energy efficient products, compactness of machines, water saving technology, and innovations in design. Sustainable product development can help to add comfort and hygiene in restroom products. Water saving shower filters and Aromatherapy Shower Filters are trending. Technological products can be retrofitted in an existing bathroom.

Read the full story that first appeared in Architects & Interiors July 2022 issue here:

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