Tatler Home Tips: Why Building A Smart Bathroom Is The Improvement You Need In Your Home
One of the major developments in the recent decades is having a smart home, one that covers even our most basic needs especially in this fast-paced lifestyle of ours. Having a home with "connected" system for air conditioning, lights, audio system, television, security cameras, locks, and appliances give us ease and comfort, not to mention a home that meets our aesthetic demands.
Basking in the comfort of our bathrooms is not just a luxury we aspire to afford but also a necessity, especially when smart technology installed in this particular space of our homes provide us with health safety for ourselves and our loved ones. Smart bathrooms these days usually require a minimalist aesthetic and technologically innovative toilets, showers, and sinks. Thankfully, there's Duravit, which carries an array of such bathroom essentials that boast impressive design while also heeding to the high call of both hygiene and comfort.
SensoWash® i, the integrated shower-toilet collection of Duravit, is now available in the Philippines and would fit perfectly in a smart bathroom. Available in Plus and Lite iterations, these lines feature complete, self-contained units with electronic flushing system and a modern bidet.
Elegantly designed by Philippe Starck, the integrated shower-toilet is quite simple and easy to use. Duravit focused on enhancing the interaction with the toilet, its comfort features, and on having a simple yet elegant look with a striking flat seat. Convenient to operate via a remote control, freely configurable via an app, they both include a minimalist design for maximum shower-toilet comfort. The technology within all components has undergone further development and has been reorganised to now house all technology within the ceramic body.
SensoWash® functions are operated either via remote control or an application downloadable on your smartphone. In SensoWash® i Plus, the remote control is available in a stainless steel or rose gold fitting to match the three finishes. It offers functional and haptical comfort with optimal design, and also has the capability to store personal preferences in two different user profiles.
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The finishing touches in the all-new SensoWash® i — such as the motion sensor activation — guarantees the highest comfort for users. Smart features like water temperature, warm air dryer, water spray intensity, and spray wand position can be adjusted in all versions of SensoWash® i. The flush function and odour extraction may also be controlled via remote control or smartphone. There are also some individual settings and functions that each user can control; these include the heated toilet seat and the night light function (which illuminates the inner basin using LED to provide users luminosity in the dark).
Hygiene is the most important consideration to the makers of Duravit's SensoWash® i. The stainless steel sheeted spray wand and nozzle are automatically cleaned before and after each use. The nozzle can also be detached for manual cleaning. It has an energy-saving mode which can be set in seven configurable modes using the application on your smartphone. If not used within 48 hours, the heated seat shuts off automatically. Moreover, the special antibacterial HygieneGlaze coating of Duravit is applied in the SensoWash® i line, making each unit effective in killing 99.99 per cent of germs within a short period of time.
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The SensoWash® i shower-toilet line meets the highest requirements with regards to water-efficient flushing because of its high-tech capabilities. The improved rimless technology with rotating flushing stream in the inner bowl is a result of the impressive combination of geometry, fluid mechanics, and design. By using an electronically controlled pump, the highly efficient flush of the inner bowl is the result of a lateral water outlet from the upper bowl rim. Environmentally friendly, the toilet also comes with the optional eco flush system that does its work both effectively and hygienically.
Meanwhile, the flush function and odour extraction system in SensoWash® f, the latest development of the famed shower-toilet line, may also be controlled via remote control or app but it also boasts striking innovations like the motion sensor for automatic cover opening through the user ID in the seat. Personalised settings may also be applied per user, from seat heating to air dryer.
Such personalised settings on SensoWash® f may also be enhanced using Duravit's A2 toilet actuator plates, which is made of white glass and can be surface-mounted. It is an infrared approaching sensor that activates the illumination of its symbols when it detects movement close by. By customising your preferences, it can activate convenient functions such as integrated hygienic flush, auto flush, nightlight, looking function, cleaning function, emergency power supply, and the particularly quiet and effective odour extraction as an extra feature.
Combining form and function, a smart bathroom not only presents itself as mere luxury but an investment for your family's future. As we face serious health issues today, a clean and hygienic bathroom is definitely a necessity and having one that is integrated with the latest technologies is definitely a must-have. Same goes with the other spaces in your homes, smart technology is definitely the way of the future — a harmony of iconic designs and maximum comfort.
In the Philippines, Duravit SensoWash® i Plus and SensoWash® i Lite are available at the following showrooms:
Kuysen Enterprises Main Showroom, 236 E. Rodriguez Senior Avenue, near corner D. Tuazon, Barangay. Don Manuel, Galas, Quezon City, +632 8740 7509
Kuysen Design + Experience Center, 2 Jupiter Street, corner Zodiac Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City, +632 8861 9646
Kuysen at CW Home Depot, Ortigas, Julia Vargas, Pasig City, +632 8638 5586
Kuysen at MC Home Builders Depot, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, +632 8815 6057
For more information, please contact Duravit Asia Limited (Philippine Representative Office), Level 29 Joy Nostalg Center, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, +632 8689 7179