- Best smart bathroom gadgets to keep your bathroom pristine
- An electric toothbrush that self-sanitizes with UV-light
- Get a robot to clean your toilet
- Sanitize your bathroom counters
- Improve hygiene with a smart mirror
- 23 luxury bathrooms – to create a hotel feel at home
- 2. Opt for a minimalistic luxury bathroom
- 3. Choose marble for a space that oozes opulence
- 4. Embrace pattern for a unique finish
- 5. Embrace colour in a luxury bathroom too
- 6. Design a space with a stylish double sink
- 7. Add a statement double shower
- 8. Create the illusion of space (and add a touch more luxury) with a scaled-up mirror
- 9. Emphasise original features in a luxury bathroom
- 10. Opt for elegance in a country bathroom
- 11. Design a stand-out hand basin
- 12. Invest in luxury window treatments
- 13. Create a formal, elegant look with fitted storage
- 14. Make your bathroom look a French boudoir
- 15. Make the most of a loft conversion bathroom
- 16. Create luxurious textures with an all-tiled bathroom
- 17. Create a luxury bathroom with a grey scheme
- 18. Add a mural for a bespoke look
- 19. Make the bathtub the star of a luxury bathroom
- 20. Be Scandi-inspired for a simple and serene design
- 21. Go contemporary with a cement wet room
- 22. Create the ultimate luxury bathroom with a monochrome scheme
- 23. Combine a minimalist and rustic style
- Find more bathroom inspiration here..
- Best smart bathroom devices 2021
- Ultimate Ears UE Boom 3
- Kohler Moxie Showerhead
- Fitbit Aria Air
- Philips Hue Adore Bathroom Mirror
- Philips Hue Adore Wall Light
- Withings Body Cardio
- Kohler Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror
- Tech2O Bathroom TV Mirror
- Toto Neorest NX2 toilet
- Kohler Numi 2.0 toilet
Best smart bathroom gadgets to keep your bathroom pristine
With so much illness all over the globe, it’s more important than ever to keep your bathroom sparkly clean.
For obvious reasons, the bathroom is a germ hot-spot, and you’ll want to blast those little buggers before they infect you and your family.
But if you live in a house with two or more people, the bathroom can become dirty pretty quickly. This can make cleaning it feel a part-time job. Some smart bathroom gadgets can help.
If you’ve been self-isolating for some time, you’ve probably had it with touching up the bathrooms every day. Even if your bathroom stays tidy all week, you want to be sure your sanitation methods are effective. We hear you. That’s why we’re rounding up our best smart bathroom gadgets to help you keep your bathroom cleaner than ever.
An electric toothbrush that self-sanitizes with UV-light
Your toothbrush is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Unfortunately, its location on your bathroom sink makes the problem worse. But a Bestek M-Care UV Light Electric Toothbrushsanitizes itself with UV light, one of the best ways to kill germs.
And this toothbrush will kill 99% of the germs having a party there and in your mouth. The M-Care comes with a convenient all-in-one travel case. The case protects the brush from dust and charges the toothbrush wirelessly, no matter whether you place the case flat or upright.
You’ve never had a toothbrush this clean.
Bestek M-Care UV Light Electric Toothbrush in White
Cleaning the toilet is a household chore we all dread, but it has to be done. Luckily, another smart bathroom gadget, the TOELECT Automated Toilet Bowl Cleaner, automates the task. Chemical-free, it utilizes salt instead of standard cleaners. So it’s better for the environment and you. The automatic system keeps toilets clean, sterilized, and deodorized using electrolysis water.
Additionally, it kills germs and bacteria, and even removes those gross stains. Best of all, the TOELECT is easy to install. Just place the device on the edge of the toilet water tank, put the tank lid back on, and connect the power adapter. Your TOELECT will start working immediately, operating every four hours. It’s never been easier to keep your toilets clean and germ-free.
TOELECT Automated Toilet Bowl Cleaner Design
Get a robot to clean your toilet
If you really can’t stand touching the toilet, you could always get a robot to do it for you. The Giddel Toilet Cleaning Robot Kitsystematically cleans those spots in the toilet that are difficult to reach. Also, the Giddel scrubs the rim, bowl, under the rim, and down the exit. With is circular and wavy motions, it will scrub every area of the toilet. And it’s also easy-to-use.
Simply remove it from its charging station and connect it to the mounting bracket. Apply a little toilet bowl cleaner to the bowl and press the start button for the magic to happen. With a portable design, this robot can clean as many toilets as you want. Finally, this toilet cleaning kit comes with a free toilet seat.
This smart bathroom gadget really makes cleaning toilets a hands-off process.
The Giddel Toilet Cleaning Robot Kit Design
Another place bacteria love to hang out is on your makeup brushes. Keep ’em clean with the Brushean Makeup Brush Sanitizer. The Brushean uses UV-C sterilization technology to kill 99.9% of all bacteria and viruses. Additionally, it neatly stores up to 20 brushes while it cleans with two built-in UV lights.
wise, the lid acts as a dust cover and storage area for your accessories. Just place your brushes inside Brushean and close the lid. The UV light will turn on automatically, leaving you with fresh, clean brushes every time you apply your makeup. A built-in timer lets the device operate for five minutes then turns off on its own.
This makes it a brush cleaner you don’t have to think about. A win, in our opinion.
Brushean Makeup Brush Sanitizer in Use
Sanitize your bathroom counters
We all know how important it is to eliminate bacteria on surfaces you touch often. In the bathroom, this tends to be the facet, door handle, and toilet flush. You can sanitize these surfaces without harsh chemicals when you use another smart bathroom gadget, the Silveray-III Eco-Friendly Sanitizer.
Made of silver foam and bar with extraordinary sterilizing effects, it lets you make sterilized water. It sounds complicated but is super-easy. Just add filtered or mineral water and begin using this spray to kill germs and odor-causing bacteria anywhere. Best of all, you’ll save money since you’ll no longer need to buy disinfectants, air fresheners, and additives.
And don’t we all to save a little bit of money wherever we can?
Silveray-III Eco-Friendly Sanitizer Design
Improve hygiene with a smart mirror
If you want to indulge and spend a bit more, you should consider the Poseidon Smart Mirror. It analyzes the condition of your skin, monitors water use, and provides hygiene gamification. It’s also highly customizable.
Not only can you change its size, but you can also flip the orientation to either landscape or vertical. What’s more, the touchless frame means this smart mirror stays clean and free from bacteria on your hands.
Techwise, there’s a motherboard with a Qualcomm chipset, USB, WiFi, and Ethernet.
Life under lockdown means that we’re all using our home bathrooms more than ever. But with people around the world falling ill, that we need to keep frequently touched surfaces in the bathroom squeaky clean. These smart bathroom gadgets can help you do that and cut down on time you spend cleaning.
23 luxury bathrooms – to create a hotel feel at home
If you dream of a luxury bathroom that’s indulgent and relaxing, where you can unwind after a long day (ahem, don't we all?) well you are in the right place. We have found the most gorgeous luxury bathroom designs that aren't all that tricky to copy yourself, so just keep reading for some of the most stunning spaces you have ever seen…
Oh and for loads more bathroom inspiration, make sure you head over to our bathroom ideas page and if you are after more luxe looking bathrooms have a read through our modern bathroom ideas feature.
For a luxury bathroom with a timeless feel, think about opting for chrome fixtures and fittings. A great accompaniment to a marble scheme, chrome makes an understated addition to a bathroom that’s guaranteed to stand the test of time.
We love this Double Crake Vanity Basin Suite from Drummonds and can’t imagine not feeling (at least a little bit) glam getting ready in front of it every morning.
2. Opt for a minimalistic luxury bathroom
If you the idea of a luxury bathroom without the extravagant opulence, it’s possible to get a more minimalist version.
Simple silhouettes and well chosen materials – think hardwoods and concrete finishes – can create a soothing and luxurious feel when combined. Complete the look with industrial-style light fittings and a statement freestanding bath.
Find a similar light at Original BTC.
3. Choose marble for a space that oozes opulence
Marble is the go-to material if you’re looking to design a bathroom that says sophistication, opulence and luxury. A light coloured finish will make a bathroom seem large and light, particularly in a space with high ceilings and large windows. Team with white sanitaryware for a classic feel.
4. Embrace pattern for a unique finish
Combining stylish patterned floor tiles with classically luxe features – the mirrored wall and freestanding bath here – is a great way to create a luxurious bathroom that is unique and full of character.
We love this combination of statement wall and floor tiles with this lacquered finish Tay Bath and Dalby Shower, both from Drummonds, for a modern twist on a luxurious bathroom.
5. Embrace colour in a luxury bathroom too
Luxury bathrooms don't have to be all about the monochrome – the right colours can give just as much of a luxury vibe. Obviously, we love pink. The right pink, that is.
Pick something that's slightly more grown-up, a blush pink rather than a saccharine bright pink.
Then combine it with natural materials wood and marble to stop your bathroom looking too Barbie's Malibu Dream House.
6. Design a space with a stylish double sink
Practical and luxurious, double sinks are reminiscent of high-end hotel suites and are a worthy addition to a bathroom shared by busy couples.
We love the way dark fixtures complement the marble and wood to create a more industrial feel in this bathroom. Find out more about choosing a bathroom sink in our guide.
7. Add a statement double shower
Another example of bathroom indulgence, a double shower makes for a truly luxe addition. By keeping the shower fittings relatively simple, there’s ample opportunity to make a statement with the tiling.
We love this use of white hexagonal tiles and the addition of a recessed shelf unit. Re-create the look with Merlyn Showering.
If you want any more advice on how to choose the best shower, just check out our guide.
8. Create the illusion of space (and add a touch more luxury) with a scaled-up mirror
In addition to creating the illusion of a larger space and making the room lighter, a super-sized mirror enhances the luxurious feel of a bathroom. This is particularly effective if it’s positioned so that statement lighting or a freestanding bath are reflected.
9. Emphasise original features in a luxury bathroom
If your bathroom is blessed with original features, it’s worth ensuring you’re making the most of them, adding to the five-star feel of your space. Simply positioning a statement, freestanding bath in front of a beautiful original window will draw attention to it, creating a focal point.
10. Opt for elegance in a country bathroom
A classic pale neutral scheme is an elegant option for a country luxury bathroom design. Treasure original features and ensure that new additions are in keeping with the traditional style for a luxurious look that suits a period property. A reclaimed fireplace and timeless freestanding bath make luxurious additions to this country cottage.
If you love this bathroom, you are definitely going to want to check out more of our traditional bathroom ideas.
11. Design a stand-out hand basin
If you want to create a luxury feel in your bathroom but are limited by budget, investing in one statement piece can be an effective solution. We’d recommend tackling the area around the hand basin, which can function as a focal point and make a dramatic difference to the feel of a space.
We love the striking combination of this nickel finish, freestanding Hebdern Vanity Basin (available at Drummonds) with a stylish mirror and industrial-style wall lights. Add in delicate house plants and good quality hand soap to enhance the luxurious bathroom feel.
12. Invest in luxury window treatments
For ultimate privacy – and to make a design statement – invest in luxurious window treatments. Nothing wrong with blinds, of course, but shutters, in our opinion, add elegance to any bathroom.
Want more options before you decide? Browse through our bathroom window treatment ideas.
13. Create a formal, elegant look with fitted storage
House your towels and toiletries in finely crafted fitted cabinets for ultimate elegance. This monochrome luxurious bathroom with fitted furniture is by Scavolini.
14. Make your bathroom look a French boudoir
To make your bathroom feel a space you always want to spend time in, add in upholstered seating and decorate as you would a bedroom. Think boho painted furniture and wall art. Explore more brilliantly boho ideas to get inspired.
This country farmhouse bathroom in Devon is by Drummonds.
15. Make the most of a loft conversion bathroom
A loft conversion can provide an excellent space for a luxury bathroom. Not only does a loft offer extra privacy, but also plenty of opportunities for a clever, bespoke layout. We the way in this loft bathroom, the corner is utilised for a shower, while the bathtub rightly occupies the sunny spot by the window where headroom is less generous.
Find more about the practicalities in our beginner's guide to loft conversions.
- For help with loft conversion costs we can help too.
16. Create luxurious textures with an all-tiled bathroom
There’s nothing beautiful tiles for adding texture and visual interest to a luxury bathroom. Use both floor tiles and wall tiles for a really stunning effect, picking glossy finishes for the walls to reflect light and a slip-proof matt finish for the floor for contrast.
Find our how to choose bathroom tiles in our guide.
17. Create a luxury bathroom with a grey scheme
To create a serene, elegant space, choose bathroom paint colours carefully. If your bathroom is on the small side, pick a deep, mid-tone colour that won’t make it feel too small, and ensure your bathroom lighting is well-planned so that the space is bright in the evenings and on dark mornings.
This dove grey bathroom looks calm and inviting, and features shutters by Apollo Blinds.
We have more bathroom paint ideas for you to explore.
18. Add a mural for a bespoke look
Introduce a playful element with a wall mural. To keep the design scheme smart, try matching the colours of the mural to the colour scheme of the bathroom furniture.
This luxury bathroom with a mountain mural is by Delightfull.
Find more mural design inspiration in our guide.
19. Make the bathtub the star of a luxury bathroom
If you already have a beautiful space that doesn’t require too much design-wise, you can concentrate on investing in the perfect tub. You could do worse than a shiny metallic number, made from tin, nickel, or copper.
20. Be Scandi-inspired for a simple and serene design
For some of us, the height of luxury is simplicity. If your dream bathroom is unfussy and serene, look to Scandinavia for inspiration. Think blond wood flooring, and a cosy accessory such as a sheepskin.
This Scandi-inspired bathroom is by Catchpole & Rye.
Love Scandi style? Check out our cosy Scandi room design ideas and stylish New Nordic design ideas.
21. Go contemporary with a cement wet room
If contemporary minimalism is your definition of luxury, consider adding a wet room, which is as streamlined and fuss-free a bathroom option as they come. You can also experiment with more contemporary materials; this wet room, for example, has been fitted with micro-cement walls and floors.
22. Create the ultimate luxury bathroom with a monochrome scheme
It doesn’t get more sophisticated than an all black and white scheme in a luxury bathroom. Re-create this look by picking out striking black tiles (we love these honeycomb ones from Tiles Direct ) and black bathroom storage. Add some personality with monochrome prints and bathroom accessories.
Can we also just take a moment to appreciate that polished concrete-effect floor? It adds a fashion-forward edge of industrial style to a luxury bathroom.
23. Combine a minimalist and rustic style
Luxurious bathroom designs don't always have to be stripped of texture, in fact we are seeing a big trend for very minimalist spaces that have a slight rustic boho feel to them.
It's a modern Mediterranean look – think fancy Ibiza hotel – and we love it.
To get the look, when designing your bathroom keep everything very simple but add in natural materials wood and stone, then accessories with rattan accessories and statement plants.
Find more bathroom inspiration here..
Best smart bathroom devices 2021
(Pocket-lint) – The bathroom may not be first on the list when it comes to installing tech, but there's no reason why it can't be a big part of your smart home.
Whether it's enjoying smarter lighting, listening to your morning playlist through a waterproof speaker or checking your progress on a smart scale, there's now a whole host of gadgets that can help bring your bathroom into the future.
Below, we'll detail some of our top suggestions for filling out your space, as well as a couple of very aspirational smart toilets.
Ultimate Ears UE Boom 3
Ultimate Ears provides another waterproof speaker that helps bring the party to your bathroom.
The Ultimate Ears UE Boom 3 is a small Bluetooth speaker that's not only IP67 water and dust resistant, but floats, too. That means it's suitable for the bath itself, not just the bathroom.
The UE Boom 3 is the smaller version of the Megaboom 3, also worth considering if you want some extra bass in your bathroom, and both come with a Bluetooth range of 45 metres.
Featuring a 'Magic Button' on the top, you can play, pause and skip tracks directly on the speaker without needing your phone, and a long press will also offer access to Apple Music and Deezer playlists when connected to an iOS or Android device.
Kohler Moxie Showerhead
Singing in the shower just got easier with this speaker-packing showerhead.
The Kohler Moxie Showerhead makes singing in the shower even more tempting, thanks to its built-in Bluetooth speaker.
Those looking to employ one in their setup can choose to replace their regular, non-speaker shower head with either a wall arm or not, which makes it easy to install in a number of different types of bathroom.
The speaker will also work with any Bluetooth-connected device up to 32 feet away, even popping the showerhead if you want to bring the 1.5-watt glory with you.
There's also a built-in rechargeable battery, giving you around seven hours of playback, and the design also comes in four different colour options.
Fitbit Aria Air
This affordable, connected smart scale is ideal for Fitbit users.
Fitbit's Aria Air is quite different from the previous two smart scales we've seen from the company, stripping back the price considerably while retaining some key features.
As ever, the experience is best suited to those already in the Fitbit ecosystem, and particularly Fitbit Premium subscribers. However, really, anybody who just wants a scale that can measure their weight, BMI and log the trends over time will enjoy the Aria Air.
Within the Fitbit app, users can also set up weight goal plans and also connect the scales to partner apps, too.
Philips Hue Adore Bathroom Mirror
Add some smart lighting to your mirror with this beautiful option from Philips Hue.
Philips Hue's Adore range is ideal for those who want to add a bit of smart lighting into their bathroom setup, and the mirror is perhaps the pick of the bunch.
It comes IP44 rated, so it's safe from the odd splash, with Hue's White Ambience light around the edge of the 560 x 560mm circular design.
This ring of light can be controlled via the Hue app, naturally, though the unit also comes with remote control Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue's Motion Sensor. Voice control is also available through Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.
Philips Hue Adore Wall Light
The smartest light you can place in the bathroom – ideal for adding warm and cool tones to your space.
If you already your bathroom mirror and just need some smart lighting to brighten up your space, the Wall Light from Hue's Adore range is a perfect choice.
Naturally, as with other Hue devices, you're able to set schedules, routines and timers, with the temperature able to be dimmed and contrasted between 50,000 shades of cool, neutral and warm whites.
You will need a Philips Hue Bridge in order to connect it up, but, once you do, the device can also be controlled via Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomKit – as well as the app, of course.
Withings Body Cardio
An elite smart scale that gives users complete body composition analysis.
The Withings Body Cardio is as metric-packed as they come, giving you detailed body composition analysis and plenty of great app support.
As well as standard weight recording, users get body fat, muscle mass, water and bone mass measurements, as well as Body Mass Index (BMI), standing heart rate readings and information on air quality and the day's weather.
The Health Mate app will let you track your progress and set weight goals, as well as break them down into achievable targets. Those who want to sync up with the Fitbit app, Google Fit or Apple Health are also free to do so.
Kohler Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror
Kohler's beautifully designed smart mirror blends into your bathroom and offers excellent lighting and sound.
Kohler's Verdera Voice Lighting Mirror may look a regular bathroom mirror to the naked eye, though it actually features integration with Alexa and Google Assistant.
There's built-in lighting, including the motion-activated night light, and each of the 24-inch, 33-inch and 40-inch size options all feature speakers, too.
The voice control function allows you to control any other Kohler Konnect devices with a simple command, as well as offer access to your voice assistant's typical features, such as music playback and weather updates.
Tech2O Bathroom TV Mirror
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The Tech2O Bathroom TV is an IP68-rated TV that is safe for the bathroom. It comes in nine sizes, from 15-inches to 65-inches, and in three styles – Reflex Silver, Magic Mirror and Deep Black.
Each model has a Full HD 1080p LG panel LED panel as standard, coupled with built-in Smart TV and Freeview. The panel is heated, too, so it won't steam up.
There's also a waterproof remote control with all Tech2O models, as well as a built-in Magic Eye IR Link System. Two external speakers also come with each model, offering 80-watts output and each model also has HDMI, Scart and USB ports.
Toto Neorest NX2 toilet
The Toto Neorest NX2 intelligent toilet, first announced way back at CES 2019, features automatic open and close, as well as automatic flush. It also comes with a heated seat, Toto Washlet cleansing system and energy and water-saving features.
It might not have Alexa built-in, the Kohler smart toilet, but the Toto Neorest NX2 has an in-bowl catalytic deodoriser and a cleansing technology that uses electrolysed water with a slightly acidic pH value.
Combined with UV light, this coats the bowl to help eliminate waste, limescale and mould.
Kohler Numi 2.0 toilet
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The Kohler Numi 2.0 toilet, other smart toilets, is still just a toilet. However, don't make the mistake of thinking that is its sole purpose.
The second-generation Kohler smart toilet does everything for you, except, you know, the physical part.
Numi 2.0 has Amazon Alexa built-in, offering access to thousands of Alexa skills, as well as automatic raise and close, a heated seat, lighting and a speaker system.
Writing by Conor Allison.
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