Slava Lazebnikov can set the water temperature of the shower from the living room, write the shower playlist while eating dinner, and lie on the bed and open the toilet cover.
After spending 15 years at Rockville's home, Lazebnikov said the bathroom was outdated and needed something, well, a little eye catching.
Bathing in the bathroom upstairs now is a digital spa experience.
"It's like a car wash," he said . "
Technology has become commonplace in many American families.
Especially in the rooms where the home uses media, there are devices that allow them to play music and TV with their smartphones and kitchen, and the fridge can tell them when there is less milk.
But now it's getting popular in the bathroom.
Houzz's 2013 fall survey of 7,600 homeowners
An online community focused on remodeling and design
Found that 60% of the people are decorating the bathroom and many are upgrading to include the latest technology.
Houzz said several shower heads, including shower heads that simulate rainfall, were particularly popular.
The advanced bathroom technology is not just for the rich and the frivolous.
Lazebnikov, who lives in an ordinary townhouse with his wife margar Tower, said he "likes all sorts of gadgets that can be adjusted.
"Lazebnikov, software system manager, purchased and installed the latest high
Technical products themselves. “It’s my hobby.
"I do this on weekends," he said . ".
Digital valves with five control panels are connected to their smartphones, enabling them to personalize all aspects of the shower.
These devices can be expensive: the Kohler DTV system, with rain head, four body sprays, fixed head and manual shower, typically retail for $4,500;
Add another $12,000 to the media package.
"The water is coming to you from all directions and can adjust the water flow and pressure," Lazebnikov said, pointing to various ceilings and wall water bricks . ".
You can create a drizzle, thunderstorm, waterfall, fountain or body spray.
Lazebnikov can set the rhythm mode of alternating water temperature.
"Imagine it as a temperature therapy," he said . "
He said he could add steam around me in the warmth.
"Steam function can be controlled by user settings of different family members-
A gadget for $2,500 to $5,000 with speakers, lights and aromatherapy costs an additional $1,000 to $3,000.
It can be basic or strong, hot or warm, short or long, as everyone wishes.
"If you cook in the kitchen, you can click on your iPad app to turn on steam so that steam starts to produce, which takes about five minutes," said Brittany pomoroy . " Showroom consultant at Ferguson bath kitchen and lighting gallery in Rockville.
"Then you can go straight into the shower.
You can do the same thing if you're running and have five minutes left.
This is instant satisfaction.
The lights on the ceiling can be programmed to change the mood.
Blue and purple are considered calm, yellow and red energy.
"A lot of people really like to use color therapy," said Michael Weaver.
The boss is with his brother Bryce. T.
Father and son Weaver in Georgetown.
The music pours out of the speakers mounted on the shower head.
Kohler sells Moxie, a $199 system with a shower head and wireless speakers to capture and pop up charging in-game.
Wireless connection to Bluetooth-Device enabled.
David Goldberg, the boss of Bethesda United Hardware, said: "Today, the shower is so advanced that it becomes the price of an expensive German car . ".
Lazebnikov could have added the dryer, but "think it's really too much," he said ".
He installed six copper tubes in the attic above the bathroom to support all the technology.
"No mechanical knobs;
It's all digital. ”The Japanese-
The Numi toilet made is controlled by manual digital and retails for about $6,600
Keep the size and shape of the panel BlackBerry and attach it to the wall magnetic.
It offers a wide range of options: ● a blue floor lamp "human sensor" that can walk up and down the seat.
● Different strength and mode of water flushing.
● A Bowl lit as a night light.
● Automatic flush and rise of cover.
● Bidet with multiple control of water temperature, direction and pressure.
● Music: Goldberg said with a smile: "It was pre-programmed with 'Danny Boy' and 'Yankee dood' because this is what the Japanese think the Americans want to hear, of course, it can be reprogrammed with Bach or Jay Z.
Heat the seat. ●A built-
In the deodorization system.
"Before I buy this, I want to know how I should use it, but now I find it very convenient," Lazebnikov said . ".
"Especially on the night when you're half asleep, you don't have to turn on the lights. ”In the first-
He installed a toilet bowl on the Orange, rust and gold walls of the Jerusalem stone and onyx agate.
"It's a very small space and every inch is important," he said . ". Wall-
Ernesto Santalla, architect and designer at Georgetown Studio Santalla, says toilets with double flush buttons on the walls are becoming more and more popular for $700 to $1,200.
"They don't take up too much space and operate well and suddenly the toilet becomes an attractive fixture," he said . ".
"We're starting to see more of these products, but they haven't hit a strong trend yet," Goldberg said . ".
"The technology of wall-mounted toilets has not yet reached the maximum performance of other toilets, which hinders this trend.
Nothing is more important than the Washington round. the-
"We are very News.
"So it makes sense that you don't want to miss anything," said Weaver.
Robern made a medicine cabinet with a flat TV screen embedded in the mirror.
The device costs $3,900 and the speaker costs $260.
"They are perfect for getting ready in the morning," says Pomeroy . ".
"You can watch traffic while shaving or making up, and your kids can watch cartoons.
"We sell them a lot," Weaver said . ".
"They are great companies.
We even did a project for a gentleman who was lying in the bathtub and wanted to see.
The TV is a common addition to the shower and body armor.
"We can put the TV in any size, as long as it is three to 4 inch from the edge, we can put it anywhere in the mirror," he said . ".
The bathtub is no longer standard.
Houzz said that almost half of the people who remodel the bathroom put the bathtub outside, and people including the bathtub often add spalike functions that can be digitally adjusted and programmed.
The Kohler vibrating bathtub provides a completely different spa experience, including music for hiding speakers, vibration, and color therapy lights for color LED bulbs inserted into the wall of the bathtub.
The cost of these devices is between $3,500 and $5,000.
"It's great for some people.
"You choose the color you want to take a shower, cheer you up for the night in town with music, or let you quiet down and sleep," says Pomeroy . ".
The touch-free faucet, priced from $300 to $700, is being transferred from the commercial outlets and the highway rest station to the family bathroom.
"With sensor technology embedded, they use less energy and save water, which is important because it is one of the resources we are consuming," Santalla said . ".
As sensors become more adaptable, smart devices are moving across the home --
People caught them.
"High in the bathroom
Technology products make you feel better. who wouldn't?
"Lazebnikov said. “Metro D. C.
"It's a luxury market, but it's not a flashy market," said pomoy . ".
"People are high-
Tech products because they can add a lot to the bathroom.
We expect more and more interest next year.
Audrey Hoff is a freelance writer. r.