Make the most of the latest smart solutions to transform your bathing space into a luxurious mini spa
Make the most of the latest smart solutions to transform your bathing space into a luxurious mini spa.
Image: Grohe (0871 200 3414; grohe.com)
Bathrooms have become much more than functional rooms in which to clean our teeth. Today, we want an oasis of calm, a private space in which to unwind and relax, or refresh and revitalise – a centre of well-being at the heart of the home. Which is where hi-tech developments come in: these innovations can personalise your experience for comfort and convenience, from setting the ideal shower temperature to ensuring the perfect depth of bath. It looks like this is only the beginning, too: Grohe’s recent ‘Bathrooms in 2034’ study predicts that in 30 years, every element will adjust to an individual’s favourite settings on each use, including the height of the loo and the colour of the lighting. So read on to keep your finger firmly on the pulse.
A luxurious hose-down is one of the best ways to bring spa-like relaxation to your bathroom, and it’s good to see that manufacturers such as Aqualisa, Crosswater, Grohe, Kohler and Dornbracht are developing the potential of the digital shower.
Image: Crosswater (01322 475 800; crosswater.co.uk)
Digital controls can be used to set the temperature and flow rate of your shower via a remote, or wirelessly via an app from the comfort of your bed. Systems that enable you to set temperatures for each user are useful not only for personal preferences but also for safety reasons – to prevent scalding if you have very young or elderly members of the family. For more luxury, some systems offer different water-flow types, from a drenching soak to an invigorating or stress-relieving massage, as well as steam settings. Others come with programmed and choreographed water-massage treatments, which sometimes sequence different jets or several shower heads at once.
For the ultimate spa experience, consider a system with harmonised colour therapy and aromatherapy settings, such as the Sensory Sky by Dornbracht, price on application (02476 717 129; dornbracht.com).