Bathrooms are at the top of our to-do lists when it comes to home remodeling projects, and more design clients are considering high-tech options. These sometime pricey gadgets feed our increasing urge to stay connected in and wired. Here is a sampling of bathroom mirrors designed to enhance our experience in the bathroom.
The TV Mirror takes multi-tasking to a whole new level. Now you catch up on the morning’s news while shaving, applying makeup or brushing your teeth. If you think about it the application could extend to other rooms of the house. Rather than covering you flat screen TV with a mirror, the mirror could become the TV.
The mirrors and TV are available in a wide range of manufactures shapes and sizes. So does the cost. I presented this idea to a client 7 years ago, and the price has come down considerably since then.
Luxury hotels like the tech friendly Eccleston Square Hotel embraced this technology rather quickly, as an added amenity to an ultra-modern experience.
Now you can take your iPod to the bathroom with you. Stocco of Italy designed a mirror with a touchscreen console to control, a built-in radio, clock, barometer, and MP3 player.
This concept tooth-brush designed by Yu-Hsin Lin, Chu-Che Chang and Shang-Hsuan Lu that allows you get up close and personal with your teeth. The LED integrated camera takes a look at your teeth while you brush, and displays an image in the bathroom mirror. You can see how well you brush, and spot oral problems early.
New York Times R&D Labs has taken the bathroom mirror concept even further by integrating interactive computers with a mirror. By using a special semi-reflective glass surface, a client is able to see both a normal reflection as well as overlaid, high-contrast graphics. You can view calendars, news feed, as well as personal data.
I think these mirrors are just a mere “glimpse” into the future of bathroom design. Soon we will question how we ever lived without them. So sound off and tell me what you thinks? Would you consider incorporating these products into your bathroom remodel? The comment button is at the top right of each post.