As qualified bathroom fitters in Ripley, Belper & Alfreton, Derbyshire, we like to keep abreast of the latest gizmos and gadgets in the bathrooms industry.
Everything's getting high tech these days, even your bathtub! So we thought we'd go through the options available to make your bathroom cutting edge.
Basic Massaging Baths
- Bubble massage bath or "jacuzzi bath". This is more than just a bubble bath with your favourite bath bomb from Lush! This is a bubble massage. Small jets in the inside of the tub blow air bubble out into the water. These small jets of bubble give a gentle massage.
- Whirlpool bath or "hydromassage bath". A whirlpool bath is a more heavy duty massage experience. You really need to like your bubbles for one of these! In these baths, rather than bubble, jets of water are pumped around the tub, creating an experience more like a hot tub than a bath.
- Combination bath. If you can't decide whether to get a bubble massage bath or whirlpool bath, don't worry, you can have both! A combination bath has both features in one tub with options for speed, so everyone in the house can have the bath that's just right for them.
- Indoor hot tubs. Well, you've heard it all now. An indoor hot tub! Well, this is actually a thing. These baths take away the annoyance of you running a bath only for it to cool down within 15 minutes of you getting in it. These tubs have built in heaters to keep the water at whatever temperature you like for as long as you want.
More High Tech Baths
Nowadays you can get all sorts of extra tech in your bathtub. Here are just a few of them:
- Energy balance cocoon. This is a mini spa with multi functional whirlpool and sauna functions.
- Chromatherapy bathtub. This gives you a full sensory experience using coloured lights. They are often in conjunction with a whirlpool to give you that total spa experience.
- Smart baths. There are now baths that you can control with your smartphone or tablet. Each family member can have their own preferences set up on the bath and then the bath takes care of everything for them for a truly personalised bathing experience. They can choose all sorts of settings, from bath level to water temperature and a voice system will notify you when your bath is ready for you.
- Integrated media. Some people love nothing more than sitting in the bath and watching their favourite TV programme or movie. But this leads to all sorts of issues, usually dropping your tablet into the bath! Well, with an integrated media TV that's a thing of the past. These have a bathroom-safe LCD TV mounted above the tub. There is even now the technology to have the screen integrated into a wall mirror, so you can't see the TV screen until it's actually switched on!
Other Bathroom Technologies
There are loads more other technologically advanced items you can get for your bathroom. Here's just a few of them:
- Wash & dry bidet systems
- Demisting mirrors
- Smart taps
- Shower heads with built in LEDs and speakers
- Toilet seat warmers
- Programmable showers
- Built in sound systems
The list just goes on and on!