Tech Features to Improve Your Bathroom
Do you dream of a spa-like bathroom in your home where you can unwind after a long day?
When you picture it, does your ideal bathroom also include tech features like heated floors, motion-sensor faucets, and a defogging mirror?
These additions might seem a bit sci-fi, but they’re within your reach when you undertake a bathroom remodel in your Ann Arbor home! Not only do tech features increase safety and improve hygiene, but they can also save water and energy in the long run.
Tech Features for Safety
According to Houzz, some people add tech features to their space to improve the overall safety and usability of their bathrooms. Here are some safety features that can be implemented during your remodel:
- Smart water sensors for under the sink, bath, and shower that can detect leaks before they become problematic, potentially saving you hundreds on repair work
- Reduced tap flow and digital temperature control settings, conserving money and water
- Programmable features like a timed shower setting or a tooth brushing option at the faucet that runs for an allotted timeframe, conserving water
- Ambient lighting under the toilet as low-level lighting, and motion sensor lighting so you don’t forget to turn the light off when you leave the room, and reduce the risk of injury if you need to get up in the middle of the night
Tech Features for Convenience
Want to make your life easier and shave five minutes off your morning routine? Here are some popular tech features to get your morning started with ease:
1. Demisting mirrors to save time after a hot shower
2. Refrigerated bathroom cabinets that can keep medicines and skin-care products cool
3. Digital showers that preheat the water to your preferred temperature
Tech Features for Better Hygiene
Have a kid who doesn’t always remember how long to brush their teeth? What about a germaphobe in the family? There are so many timer-based and touchless technology options available for you to choose from:
- Smart toilets that don’t require hands or toilet paper, reducing cross-contamination and saving paper waste. Some already in use in Asia also include temperature-controlled water, spritzing wands, and automatic dryers
- Timer functions for the sink that include a tooth brushing setting to make sure everyone has sparkly, clean teeth
- Self-cleaning toilets and antimicrobial seats
- Touchless technology at the faucet
Ready to Begin Your Bathroom Remodeling Project?
If any of these tech ideas have the wheels spinning in your mind for your next bathroom remodel, we can help!
We work with materials from the indulgent to the budget-conscious to create baths our clients will love for years. We'll identify current trends that will enhance your lifestyle and also consider your long-term needs and resale value. Our experience and attention to detail will ensure your bathroom will be a calming and organized oasis.
All smiles from start to finish!
We came to love our team! Frank became part of the family. Every day the house was cleaned and organized. And Mary had great design ideas and listened to our passions to create the best spa experience.
Todd and Trisha, Commerce Twp., MI
The whole team was approachable and responsive to my emails and questions. I would recommend this company for any project, big or small.
Louise, Ann Arbor, MI
The deciding factor in choosing to work with Alpha was their confidence in the project and completion time line. They have done other renovations for us and it was a positive experience once again.
Debbie, Chelsea, MI
We felt very comfortable when we initially visited Alpha. We felt the staff was open, honest, and wouldn't mislead us.
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Hugh, Ann Arbor, MI
Cy was a fabulous construction manager. Always communicated with me about any issues, arrival time, etc... So polite and kind. Mary was also so great. She's so creative!
Karen & Dave, Ann Arbor, MI
We appreciate the quality of the work by everyone who came to our house. Dan Mattes was very patient and helpful and answered all of our questions. Our new bathrooms are great!
Steve and Melissa, Ann Arbor, MI
The entire Alpha team was so nice to work with. Every person we dealt with knew their craft and the final product is an example of that.
Jonathan and Amanda, Ann Arbor, MI
We liked the people. Good working relationship. Design fit our vision. Materials and workmanship were high quality. We would definitely use you again on a future project.
Brian and Joey, Ann Arbor, MI
Ken, Mary, and Phil made the renovation process for our bathroom-laundry room pretty painless. They kept us in the loop, cleaned up at the end of the day, and always demonstrated a high level of professionalism (early/on-time, respectful, reliable, etc.) which made them stand out compared to all the other contractors we contacted.
Adrianne and Chris, Ann Arbor, MI
The new bathroom is great. It was a very positive experience from beginning to end. The quality of the people working for
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Chris and Pam, Ann Arbor, MI
When it comes to design, cost management and construction, the team at Alpha made me feel confident and reassured that my project would be completed on time and on budget.
Jeff and Mary, Ann Arbor, MI
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Tony and Lisa, Ann Arbor, MI
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Sara, Ann Arbor, MI
In our initial meeting, Alpha was very informative giving us a step-by-step on how and when things happen through the remodel process. Alpha took what seemed to us an overwhelming job and made it a very clear, step-by-step process ending in a great new kitchen!
George and Barb, Pinckney, MI
I absolutely love my house now. It looks brand new, and I have received many compliments from my neighbors (some of whom I have never spoken to before).
Kathy, Saline, MI
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