In today’s world of handheld motion activated computers (tablets and smartphones) and smart TV’s – what about hi-tech plumbing? Technology seems to be advancing at a pace never before seen in previous generations. Yet most people still have the same basic type of plumbing fixtures that outside of design and materials used seem to have not changed how they operate in many years. Many people are simply unaware of the advances in plumbing fixtures for your bathrooms and kitchens. So let me show you some fixtures you may want to add to your home in the near future.
Some of the technological enhancements have made their way into commercial properties. Things such as motion activated faucets and auto flush toilets come to mind. Did you know this technology is also available for your home? Listed below are some high tech fixtures for your home that do all the things you find commonplace in commercial buildings and more.
Hi Tech Plumbing Fixtures for the Kitchen:
Moen 7594E Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with MotionSense and Reflex Pullout Spray from the Arbor Collection
MotionSense faucets bring added convenience, increased hygiene, and water savings.
There are three ways to operate the Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with MotionSense from Moen. The first is the Wave Sensor located on the top of your faucet. Pass your hand over the sensor and the faucet turns on. Pass your hand over the top of the faucet again to turn it off. Easy and convenient for filling pots, the basin of your sink, or for rinsing and cleanup! The second way to use MotionSense is with the Ready Sensor located at the base of the faucet. This sensor can detect when an object is in front of the faucet, and turns the water on for as long as that object remains there. Remove the object and the Ready Sensor turns the faucet off! Fill up a glass of water or wash your hands and the faucet delivers water for only as long as you need it. Finally, you won’t have to teach anyone how to use your faucet, as it can be operated in the traditional manner with the handle.
Illuminated Kitchen Faucet Spot by Ndwelt
Spot’s design is unique and eye catching and it is perfect for a contemporary setup. It is a touch-sensitive kitchen faucet and all the controls are fully intuitive. You can turn it on and off and regulate the water temperature by simply gliding your finger over the top. Installing this faucet in your kitchen will make guests to your home marvel at it’s unique design and functionality.
Flexible Kitchen Faucet Hybrid
The futuristic designing of the Hybrid faucet features a strong support bar that has been flattened and is large in size. This allows the user to choose the direction of spray. The dial is illuminated by LED’s and the color varies according to the temperature of water. This faucet easily blends into any kitchen design due to the variety of color choices available.
BLANCOLANTOS 6 S-IF
The Blancolantos 6-IF by Blanco from Germany is a 1 1/2 bowl sink that features a deep main bowl. Accessories include a wooden food board, stainless steel colander and a crockery basket. Sitting almost completely flush with the worktop, at just 1mm depth, the I F profile not only looks the part fitted into the most exclusive of solid worktops (Granite, composites, solid wood), it will add a note of high style to laminate worktops, making it a viable option for kitchens on all budgets. The low profile offers genuine hygiene benefits too.
Hi Tech Plumbing Fixtures For The Bathroom:
Neorest Toilet by TOTO
This toilet is as hands free as a bathroom fixture can get. The light on the toilet blinks on the moment you walk into the bathroom. As you approach the toilet seat automatically lifts up for you. and when you are done it washes and drys you. It closes the seat automatically when you get up and walk away. I am sure a lot of women will appreciate that feature most of all.
Neorest II faucet by Toto
As you place your hands under the spout of the Neorest II faucet the LED surrounding the drain lights up just before the water starts to flow. You don’t need to think about setting the temperature of the water because it is perfectly set to your preferences.
Neorest Air Bath
Now you decide you want to take a bath. You head over to the Neorest Air Bath and the water comes out automatically at your usual desired temperature and rises to the level that you prefer. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
It wont be long before faucets and fixtures will have embedded chips that will be able to tell you when they need service Computerized appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers exists today that do this and more. When that day comes for home plumbing you will be notified if you have a slab leak, if your garbage disposal is wearing out, if your water heater is starting to fail, and if your faucet needs repairs. The day when you can go to your computer, your iPad, or your iPhone and check out your plumbing system to see if everything is functioning normally is not far off into the future. When that happens your friendly greenville plumbers at KT Plumbing will be here to help. For more of whats to come in terms of home appliances and fixtures check out – No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking at wired.com
Not only will adding these modern fixtures to your home add style and convenience they will also increase the value of your home overall. These are just some of the hi-tech and modern fixtures available today. Check out the websites of your favorite manufacturers and see what hi-tech fixtures they offer. Due to their great design and quality we highly recommend Moen Products. If you are ready to modernize your kitchen and/or bathroom your friendly neighborhood Greenville plumbers can help with installation or complete remodels – Give us a call at 864-304-1551.