As a homeowner, one of the most worthwhile investments you can make is a bathroom upgrade. Bathroom renovations enhance not only real estate value, but also your overall enjoyment of the space, and appointments these days are light years ahead of the materials used in other types of remodels.
If you’re considering an upgrade, go for one (or all!) of these ultra modern, futuristic fixtures:
• Space-Age Showers
From showers with dual spray and steam functionality to smart showers that “customize the clean,” a variety of high-tech, luxury upgrades are transforming the simple shower into a spa-like experience. Smart showers, which can be programmed based on temperature and pressure, can also be controlled remotely, giving you the ability to start the water flow and set the temperature before stepping in. Shower technology has also expanded to include waterproof sound systems that stream your favorite music through a shower head speaker.
• Mind-Blowing Mirrors
If you're a bathroom multitasker, intelligent mirrors keep step with the busy pace of your lifestyle. Low-end varieties, such as an anti-fog mirror, use heat or special coatings to ensure the surface remains free of condensation, even after showering. On the higher end are digital mirrors that incorporate a touchscreen display, WiFi, TV and Internet functionality.
• Far-Out Faucets
Touch-free faucets have been around for some time, but modern digital electronic faucets do far more than turn on sans touch. Electronic faucets use infrared technology to turn off when a user's hand moves away, and allow users to program the temperature of the water and the duration of the flow. Some faucets even feature software embedded in touchscreen technology that helps monitor your water usage!