Smart Options for Bathroom Decor and Appliances

Toilet Hi-Tech Keeps Expanding

DXV Toilet

It’s easier than ever to create your own private spa, with new options for finishes (including metallics and waterproof wallpaper) and smart toilet choices like this DXV AT200.

Advances in manufacturing, materials, and technology means homeowners no longer have to settle for “average” when designing or remodeling a home’s ultimate refuge, the bathroom. Today, the range of toilet choices and surface options is virtually unlimited. Paints, metallics, and now advanced wallpaper selections join tile, marble, terrazzo, and other hard surfaces when it comes to appearance.

Today’s Bathroom Is A Spa Retreat for Relaxing

At the same time, the toilet selections, including an expanding line of wall hung models, available for the most important appliance in the house presents homeowners with a real dilemma when it comes to updating or new construction. Smart toilets have been around for awhile, and while the sky’s the limit when it comes to price and features (Kohler’s Numi 2.0), adding a high tech seat is a good compromise that delivers smart performance at a fraction of the cost of a fully configured toilet.

To get an idea of the range of features, styles, and options available, this list of high-tech toilets—with one decidedly basic alternative thrown in—this article lists locations around the world where you can discover the high-tech experience before you buy.

Waterproof Wallpaper? Yes, It’s A Thing

waterproof wallpaperFinish options for the bathroom are also getting a lot of attention, including an amazing new line of wallpaper that can even be used in the shower. Realistic looking marble is just one of the choices for this old is new again surface treatment which, unlike hard surfaces—tile, marble, etc—can be changed without a lot of fussing about.

Architectural Digest highlights one manufacturer’s line of waterproof wallpaper, and from a distance it’s difficult to tell the real from the reproduction. The options for bathroom remodeling, refinishing, and expanding have never been better. Now’s the time for a total spa makeover.

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