A recent survey has revealed that 68% of people believe their bathroom is outdated.
DigitalBridge, a room visualisation tool for home decor and kitchen/bedroom/bathroom retailers, questioned 1,100 consumers to find out which innovations they’d most like to see in the ‘bathroom of the future’.
They found that one in five (46%) thought the most exciting innovations will be in the bathroom. A further 28% said that the kitchen is most ripe for innovation and just 9% believe that the living room will see most technological change in future.
Half of people also claimed that they would be more likely to shop with a brand that offered them access to technologies such as augmented reality (AR) or artificial intelligence (AI). This figure rises to 59% among 25–34 year olds.
Despite this, when questioned on their current bathroom tech, 68% of people said they believe their bathroom is outdated — with 42% of these even stating that it is very outdated. Just 14% thought their space was of a modern standard and only 6% believed it to be very modern.
When asked which innovations they would most like to see in the bathroom in the next 10 years, this was the top 10 list:-
- A face recognition system which automatically adjusts water temperature and pressure to your personalised settings
- A hovering drone mirror which allows you to style the back of your hair with ease
- An in-shower voice recognition that allows you to add shampoo, toothpaste and other essentials to your shopping list when they are running low
- An augmented reality simulator that shows how a hairstyle could look on your head and provides step-by-step instructions on how to achieve it
- A pep-talking mirror that gives you advice on your outfits based on a link to your personal calendar
- Three taps — one for hot, cold and ‘just right’
- A dressing machine that chooses your outfit and dresses you
- A full body air-dryer
- A height-adjustable sink, toilet and mirror that moves up and down depending on who is using them
- An ambient display which allows you to make a cup of coffee and answer the doorbell from the shower