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What Bathrooms Will Be Like in 2033 (Future Bathroom Innovations)

Updated on March 28, 2018
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Working as a professional interior designer for many decades, I've had cause to be involved in design & build residential building projects.

What should we expect from futuristic bathroom designers?

Have you ever wondered how technologically advanced tomorrow’s bathroom will become? How radically different will they be from the ones we have in our homes today?

Just as people never imagined the magnitude of today's technological revolution a hundred years ago, the future of our bathrooms may be equally unimaginable.

Today, we have the electric toothbrush which was invented in 1954. We now have body jets built into Jacuzzis, underfloor heating, heated towel rails, and thermostatic shower systems as common features in our bathrooms.

But many of us believe there is more to come. The technical revolution we continuously experience is awesome and is a pointer to the fact that bathroom designs will be equally revolutionized.

Futuristic Bathroom
Futuristic Bathroom | Source

Future Bathroom Innovations

The basic elements that make today’s bathrooms are shower enclosures, whirlpools, bathtubs, bidets, sinks and toilets, and include bathroom accessories like faucets, caddies, bathroom mats, toilet roll holders and soap dispensers. These will probably remain unchanged as they have been for over half a century.

For the future, we can only speculate on the shapes and forms all of them may take, what is certain though is that the bathroom will evolve into a hi-tech room.

Future Bathroom Designs to Expect?
Future Bathroom Designs to Expect? | Source

Future bathrooms will be so advanced, we may find that we’ll spend more time in there than we do in the kitchen. These are some thoughts on innovations to expect.

  1. Get information as we shower and interact effortlessly with others while bathing - You are in a rush and need to watch your favourite news channel or you want to know the updates on that breaking news.
  2. Shower curtains that serve as display screens where we can catch up with our social media sites - Check on Twitter or Facebook while doing your usual bathtime regimen. All displayed on your shower curtain screen.
  3. Hi-tech lavatories that can measure blood sugar levels and blood pressures - A good way to monitor your blood pressure right there as soon as you sit on the toilet. Display monitor relays results.
  4. Taps that can be controlled remotely, so you can run a soapy bath on your way back from work - As you drive onto your street, start to run your bath and add your favourite bath salts or gel remotely.
  5. Walls that act as movie screens - Watch a movie while having a long soak in the bathtub. There is no need for a TV or projector screen because your wall serves as a viewing screen.
  6. Interactive mirrors - For the fashion conscious, wall mounted mirrors will also serve as monitors that offer ideas on how to dress up for the day, and tips on how to apply the makeup-up perfectly.
  7. Waterproof speakers - Listen to music or inspirational talks from speakers installed in the shower or bathtub and connected via a multi-room hi-fi system.
  8. Self-sanitising toilet seats - This has already been invented and used in some places in Europe and the United States. It is automatic, self-cleans, disinfects, and dried you after each use. Very soon, even before 2033, toilet seats will possess, among other features, heated seats, footrests, lids that automatically open and close, and even integrated sound systems.
  9. Water conservation systems - As water availability may shrink in the not too distant future, water conservation is imperative. Flushing systems will be designed to use a quarter of what toilets of today use.
  10. Wall mounted touch pads - No more handles, knobs, and levers. Touchpads will replace them.
  11. Antibacterial electrolyzed water - Toilet water with an ultra-high effect and wide-spectrum disinfectant that is colourless, odourless, and harmless to humans. This water cleans and removes germs from the toilet bowl.
  12. Health checking mirrors - Employing the latest technology to help evaluate you and your family's well-being at the touch of a button.
  13. Robots - They can wash and clean your bathroom, hand you a bath towel or robe, give you a body or facial massage, or even varnish your nails.
  14. Pre-programmed music - Programmed playlists that understand your mood and will play accordingly. If you feel low, the music will make you feel better and if you feel good, it'll play music that'll make you feel great.
  15. Surfaces that generate light and adjust lighting levels depending on the activity we are going to perform.
  16. Voice commands - Use your voice for every command. Imagine that all you need do is say something like "open sesame" and the toilet seat cover lifts up. And a voice command; "hot" or "warm" that makes your faucets automatically start to flow.
  17. Sensors - That will help identify drops in your immune system, moods, cardiac rhythm, etc…
  18. Hands-free flushing system - Activated as soon as you get up from the toilet seat. It flushes and deodorizes automatically.
  19. Built-in bidets - They will have warm air-drying functions that'll dry you up in seconds.

How long do you think it will take before we see hi-tech innovations in our bathrooms?

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Technological Innovations Will Make Future Bathrooms Havens of Comfort

Futuristic bathrooms are going to recognise their users automatically and will most probably set up water and shower mode for each member of the household for optimal convenience. For the safety of each user, fixtures will mechanically adjust heights and position to suit each family member while the medical information for each person will be available as needed.

More than ever, they will become havens of comfort, relaxation and convenience, while also taking care of our usual bathroom routines.

It is most certain that technological innovations will be the priority in future bathrooms and what today are accessible only to a fortunate few will become a standard across bathrooms in most homes.

© 2017 viryabo

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