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Let’s talk about it: the restroom, lavatory, powder room, water closet, loo, washroom. Yes, we're talking about the bathroom.
When you think about the bathroom, you don’t automatically think high-tech. But as technology permeates every aspect of our lives, it makes sense it would make it’s way to our homes most utilitarian room as well.
From simple innovations, like a drain attachment that catches hair and prevents clogs, to the high-tech, like a mirror with a TV embedded in it, we’ve found the bathroom add-ons that can make your life easier.
What you need
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TubShroom Drain Protector, $13, Amazon
If every time you shower it feels like your feet are taking a bath because your drain is so clogged with hair, then the TubShroom Drain Protector might be right for you. When it’s time to clean up, pull it out of the drain, wipe off the hair and replace. May all your baths be on purpose.
VicTsing Shower Speaker, $19, Amazon
Singing in the shower is one of life’s little joys. With the VicTsing Shower Speaker you can upgrade from acapella. The wireless waterproof speaker suction cups onto your shower and features a built-in microphone and hands-free speakerphone option, so you can share your musical gifts with anyone who might call.
LumiLux Toilet Light, $16, Amazon
When nature calls in the middle of the night, you have a lot to worry about. Is the toilet seat down? Is that even the toilet? Well, rest assured with the LumiLux Toilet Light because its motion and light-detecting sensor will illuminate one of 16 colors to make sure you and/or your loved ones are able to get your business done and get back to bed without stubbing a toe.
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Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner, $200, Amazon
A shower is where you get clean, but then you have to clean the shower. How is that fair? Now you can automate it. Close the curtain, press a button, and the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner will do the rest.
What you want
Aqua Notes Waterproof Notepad, $8, Amazon
We’ve all been there, about halfway through the shower, genius hits and you come up with an amazing, million-dollar idea. The kind of idea that’s somehow going to make you rich and help make the world a better place at the same time. Except as soon as you step out of the shower ... Poof! It’s gone. Featuring 40 sheets of waterproof paper and a pencil with an eraser, the Aqua Notes Waterproof Notepad will ensure that it never happens again.
Towel Warmer, $100, Brookstone
Brookstone’s Towel Warmer can warm two oversized towels (or a blanket or robe) inside and out. Sure, a towel warmer is a bit of an extravagance, but aren’t you worth it?
Aromatherapy Shower Kit, $40, Essio
Make every shower you take — even the 10-minute, rush out the door type — a spa-like experience with the Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit. Add one of three different essential oil pods to an arm on the showerhead and position it under the hot water until you smell your way to a more peaceful day.
What you'd love to have
Toto Washlet C100 Bidet Toilet Seat, $359, Amazon
If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then a bidet is going to make you feel like you joined a church choir. The Toto Washlet C100 turns any toilet into a bidet simply by attaching the seat. Feel clean, help save trees by using less toilet paper and enjoy a heated seat. What’s not to like?
Sensor Mirror Pro, $250, Simplehuman
Make sure you look great indoors and out with Simplehuman’s Sensor Mirror Pro. The smart mirror allows you to use your phone to capture light settings from your world and recreate them in the mirror. Want to look amazing for a meeting under fluorescents? No problem. Need to wow ‘em at a backyard barbecue? This mirror can help you look your best.