Freshen up with voice control
Bathrooms are getting brighter too. Metricon will soon offer Eco exhaust fans that will automatically turn on to address rising steam levels.
Advances in technology mean that in the not-too-distant future we might see things like voice-command toilets and showers, or if you do your best thinking in the shower, voice activation will soon allow us to make to-do lists in real-time while we soak.
Ready steady cook with a smart kitchen
As we move into the future, smart home devices will bring a whole new level of kitchen intelligence.
We're beginning to see appliances coming through that will shake up the way we use our kitchens. Like fridges that can keep track of what's inside, monitor use-by dates to avoid wastage and help you write shopping lists, or cameras where you can take a look inside without opening the door. Some even have digital photo album displays too, replacing the old magnet-pinned photos.
Also keep an eye out for smart kitchen products coming through over the next year like ovens that monitor and adjust the temperature as your dinner cooks, and app-connected espresso machines.