Cool Plumbing Trends

Cool Plumbing Trends

From efficiency and cost-savings to high-tech and luxury upgrades, our new columnist shares the coolest plumbing trends pouring into the market.

If you’re thinking of making plumbing upgrades to your home, there are a lot of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something that better suits your lifestyle or want to make an environmental impact on making the globe healthier for future generations, the options are nearly endless. 

However, as with most household things, there are plumbing trends out there now that may help you reduce your environmental footprint while improving your plumbing system’s performance. 

Here’s a rundown of the top plumbing trends:

Smart toilets
Smart toilets are pricey, but really nice. Many of them are self-cleaning, air sanitizing, offer washing and drying functions, and even have heated seats. Additionally, many smart toilets also have automatic-raising and lowering lids, you know, for when the men of the house forget to put the lid back down. It may sound like it’s a little overboard, but once you get one you can’t go back. 

Solar water heaters
Those big hot water tanks are a thing of the past when it comes to today’s technology. Many people have made the switch to much more energy efficient tankless water heaters, but there’s a new kind of trend out there, especially in southern states where the sun is always shining. Solar water heaters are trending like crazy, and it’s a much more cost efficient way to heat your water. 

Rain collection
Are you trying to grow your own fruits and vegetables? Struggle with keeping up on watering them or don’t like how much your water bill goes up to ensure their health? Rain collection is a new trend in plumbing that allows you to water your garden without the timed sprinklers or standing out in the heat with a hose as you water your own garden. 

Recirculation pumps
A growing trend in plumbing today is recirculation pumps. Basically, they continuously move hot water throughout your home plumbing system so that you always have hot water right when you turn on the sink. It’s a way to reduce your water waste without sacrificing your hot water. 

Smart showers
Many high-income areas have seen an increase in the demand for smart showers. Smart showers can give you a variety of elements including water, steam, lighting, and music, giving you a multi-sensory showering experience. These experiences are customizable with the tap of a finger and can change the way you get ready for work in the mornings or relax when you get home at night.