Natural Stone: Design Ideas
Outfitting your bath? High-tech innovations are changing the interior landscape of homes, from family gathering sites such as the kitchen to the private respite of bath design. As technology becomes increasingly more prominent and affordable, consumers are taking notice. What technologically-advanced trends are seizing the spotlight in the bath?
Smart shower systems such as the U by Moen, compatible with Amazon Alexa for voice-operable adjustment, allow users to pre-program settings, warm up water and pause, adjust the temperature, flow, and monitor showering time and water use via Alexa or smartphone app.
Putting on makeup and shaving just got a lot easier, courtesy of on-command lighting adjustments of voice-operable mirrors. Alexa-enabled, the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror by Kohler can adjust the mirror’s lighting intensity by the percentage of full power. Preset for makeup/shaving, nighttime bathroom visits, and more. Integrated features let you listen to music, news, or check the weather via an integrated, voice-operable sound system.
Newer, eco-friendly toilet models, such as the Neorest by Toto, look the same on the outside, but open, close, and flush automatically using minimal water. Some models even feature bidet-style jets.
This sanitary and water-saving commercial feature has found a place in home baths as well. However unlike previous commercial models, homeowner options like Delta’s Touch2O faucet line feature updated tech with less frustrating sensors, detecting the presence of a person’s hands anywhere near the fixture.
Manmade from 90-95% natural ground quartz bonded with a small amount of resins and pigment, non-porous engineered quartz is becoming an increasingly popular bathroom addition, from floor to ceiling. Resistant to stains, scratches, dents, mold, mildew, and bacteria with no need for sealants, engineered quartz makes for a low-maintenance, moisture-friendly, bathroom surface. Recent advances in technology have made engineered quartz readily-available in ‘lookalikes,’ ranging from natural stone doppelgangers to wood and concrete, prompting the stone’s popularity in...
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