On National Technology Day (January 6th) interior design platform Homedit has revealed the most desirable smart bathroom tech, using Google search data
Outranking all bathroom gadgets in UK Google searches is an LED Mirror, with average monthly searches for all related keyphrases amounting to 73,400 .
Bathroom TVs ranks in second place with 22,660 searches, however if you add the searches for Waterproof TVs in sixth place (13,510) it becomes 36,170.
Adding the searches for Japanese Toilet with Self Cleaning Toilet and Smart Toilet, the shower toilet ranks third with 29, 180 searches, followed by whirlpool bath with 22,660 related keywords googled per each month.
Rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to an increased awareness of maintaining personal hygiene. So much so that in the UK alone, automatic soap dispensers generate 15,150 searches every month for all related keyphrases.
The rising interest in conserving water has paved the way for Smart Showers to rank in eighth place, with total of 4,270 searches for all related keyphrases.
In addition, Homedit also surveyed 3,561 homeowners to pinpoint five technologies most appealing to feature in their home in 2021.
The results are as follows
1. Self-cleaning toilets – 67%
2. Sanitising bathroom accessories – 89%
3. Smart showers – 76%
4. Water conservation systems – 43%
5. Smart mirrors – 84%
Stefan Gheorghe, spokesperson at Homedit.com, has noted how far smart home technology has come:
“Smart home technology has come leaps and bounds, offering a whole host of smart devices that not only make our lives that little bit easier, but also conserve water, electricity and the environment.
“It’s clear with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, sanitising technologies have soared, paving the way for automatic dispensers to be encouraged for domestic and commercial use where possible.
“And although smart home technologies remain slightly more expensive, homeowners are beginning to see the added ROI on such products especially for property resale and the long-term investment on money saved.
It seems the scepticism that once existed is beginning to diminish with more than 190,000 related searches for smart bathroom technologies in the UK alone, indicating a significant interest.”
On a global scale, homedit reports LED Mirror is the most googled smart bathroom technology with nearly 60,000 related monthly searches.
A “Japanese toilet” also known as a shower toilet is the second most prevalent smart bathroom gadget most desirable to homeowners with 49,560 searches made globally per month.
Similarly to UK searches, Automatic Soap Dispenser falls next in line with 22,910 searches for all related keyphrases that rank.
Consistently, four of the top five searches analysed in the UK and globally seem to be the most desirable: LED Mirror, “Japanese Toilet”, Automatic Soap Dispenser and Whirlpool Bath.
Studying social media, Homedit recently found kitchens are the most popular rooms on Instagram.