Trends come and go in music, cars, clothing, and other industries, so it’s no surprise that interior decor and home styles follow the same evolution. While these trends tend to have multiple factors, technology, form, function, and taste lead the pack of reasons for the shift. The idea is no different when it comes to plumbing in your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home.
Advancements in modern residential plumbing are shifting tastes, but to keep up, you need to know what they are. If you’re looking to set the bar high and step into the next generation of plumbing, here are some trends and tech-savvy ideas to get you started.
Luxury Shower Heads
Though having a luxury shower head sounds a bit excessive, once you’ve tried one you’ll never go back to the old kind. Many hotels have begun to install overhead “rainfall” shower heads, and the trend has continued into the residential sector.
However, many homeowners are taking it a step further with multiple shower heads, misters placed inside the walls, and even LED mood lighting that can also tell you the temperature of the water based on the color of the LEDs. It’s definitely a nice touch, and if you want to feel like you’re at a five-star hotel, it’s definitely worth a look.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters have been around for a few decades, but only recently have they begun to make a resurgence in residential households. Using pipes heated with gas or oil burners, tankless water heaters offer a steady supply of on-demand hot water, no matter what the temperature’s like outdoors.
No longer do you have to stand around and freeze while you wait for the water to warm up. As soon as you turn on the water, you’re ready for a hot shower. Plus, they use a fraction of the energy of a traditional water heater, making them one of the most popular green plumbing technologies.
Whole-Home Water Filtration Systems
When you turn on the tap to get a glass of water, you probably don’t think of what’s in your water. While the Sarasota area has some relatively clean water, there are still many contaminants that can get left behind. Fortunately for your health and your taste buds, many homeowners are turning to whole-home water filtration systems to remove anything that may do you harm. Compared to the expense of bottled water or the stuff in tap water, installing one of these systems is a no-brainer.
Stylish and Functional Sinks
You wouldn’t think that sinks would evolve over time, but this older technology definitely keeps improving. As far as function, touchless faucets and sinks are becoming all the craze. This makes it easy for moms, dads, and aspiring cooks to easily turn the water on, even if they have their hands full.
In the bathroom, touchless isn’t really a popular idea, but form has become more important than ever. It’s amazing how much a sink can improve the aesthetic of a bathroom, and vessel sinks and new faucets make them seem even more trendy. If you’re thinking of doing some bathroom upgrades, a new sink might be the only touch you need.
Many residential trends look to shed unnecessary energy wasting. While this is typically only applied to electrical fixtures, plumbing has started to use the same principle. One of those new trends is greywater recycling. When you use a washing machine, shower, sink, or bathtub, the water is usually only lightly soiled.
That said, it does have trace amounts of things such as soap and detergent that could possibly pollute the water table, lakes, and rivers. Oddly enough, it doesn’t harm plants and actually works as a top-notch fertilizer. Instead of putting this water into sewers, homes are building water lines that take this greywater to their lawns and gardens.
With so many amazing trends in residential plumbing, you may feel overwhelmed, but fear not. With a little help from us at Aqua Plumbing & Air, we’ll have your home plumbing system running just like you’ve always wanted. Make sure to give us a call at 941-306-3715 or schedule an appointment today.
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