Technology in the bathroom – 10 of the best ideas

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While bathrooms have traditionally been functional, utilitarian spaces, the latest developments in technology are making bathing an even more luxurious experience.

Modern bathroom technology can range from radiators that double as towel rails, to hidden showers and built in media units. You can update your room to feature as many of these new developments as you like and still not lose your classic bathroom design.

Traditional bathroom layouts and even vintage style rooms will still accommodate the latest technology, so there’s no need to shy away from a high tech bathroom, even if a modern look isn’t to your taste. Alternatively, you can go all out with a futuristic look and kit your bathroom out with the most up-to-date technological advancements.

For a subtler take on the trend, you can introduce just one or two additions to your bathroom. A sleek towel heater or some modern light fittings are the easiest way to give a nod to modern technology without compromising your whole style.

If you want to update your bathroom with new fittings, opt for new shapes for a thoroughly modern look. Geometric sculptured baths and basins or freestanding taps are the most glamorous ways to embrace technology in the bathroom. Hidden shower fittings and under-floor lighting will also streamline your bathroom, bringing it directly into the 21st Century.

Why not embrace the look whole-heartedly and install your bathroom with a wide screen TV and plasma fire. After all, what could be more luxurious than relaxing in the bath, with your favourite programme and the fire on?

Grey and cream tiled modern bathroom with towel heater

Yes, the bathroom radiator has revolutionised our lives by turning into a towel rail – and in ways we could only have dreamed of 20 years ago…

Image credit: Paul Massey
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