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Best Buy Guides Find the Best Bathroom & Laundry Room Appliances for Your Smart Home in 2022
Find the Best Bathroom & Laundry Room Appliances for Your Smart Home in 2022
Best Buy Guide

Find the Best Bathroom & Laundry Room Appliances for Your Smart Home in 2022

It's 2022, and you've finally decided to join the smart home revolution. Congratulations! You're going to save a lot of time and money by automating your home. But where to start? Surprisingly, one of the best places is the bathroom. Take a look at some of the most useful smart bathroom appliances that will make your life easier.

Make Your Bathroom or Laundry Room Smart

Bathrooms and laundry rooms offer lots of options for improvement, especially when it comes to automating chores like doing the laundry. For example, these days, there's no more guessing about which washing machine program will work best and how much laundry you can do at one time.

Many smart washing machines come with sensors that detect how dirty your clothes are and how much the clothes weigh, adjusting the wash settings accordingly. That means a smart washing machine will automatically start the appropriate program, moreover, it will let your Homey know when it's done.

In turn, Homey can notify you or your family members to hang or tumble dry the freshly washed clothes. Speaking of which – smart dryers, too, save you time and money by sensing how wet or dry your clothes are to adjust their program.

On the other hand, if you hate mopping the floor, a robotic mop is a must-have device. Just like their smart vacuum counterparts, these devices automatically clean your tiled or hardwood floors for you, using smart navigation techniques like LiDAR or vSLAM.

They come with built-in obstacle avoidance, so you don't have to worry about them bumping into things or disturbing your pets. You can simply kick back and relax as your little helper does the work for you.

Smart Alternatives to Dedicated Bathroom Appliances

The potential downside to smart bathroom appliances is that their pricing is usually premium. Fortunately, you can still upgrade your home on a budget with the help of many gadgets that are not exclusive to bathroom use. These devices let users who are not ready to invest dip their toes into the smart home waters.

There are many practical devices – for example, power-metering smart plugs that assist you in managing electricity use and leak detectors that protect you from water damage. There's also the SwitchBot Bot that can press any button or switch for you.

Moreover, if you're looking to bring more serenity into your bathroom, the easy solution is to get a smart speaker to play relaxing music or your favorite podcast as you go about your business. Smart bulbs and smart light strips can change colors or light up different patterns to improve your mood and provide a full spa experience. Moreover, to keep yourself in good shape, there are health devices like smart scales that will be a perfect fit for a bathroom.

The best thing about having these appliances in your bathroom is being able to include them in home automation with Homey Flows. For instance, every morning you can enter a freshly mopped bathroom, and you can schedule the laundry to be washed shortly before you return home from work.

As another example, you'll never forget to unload the freshly washed clothes if you set up a simple Homey Flow to ping your phone or smart speaker when the washer finishes.

The Best Smart Bathroom Devices

As you can see, there are many reasons to upgrade your bathroom. We've prepare a curated selection of smart bathroom appliances that will make your life easier in 2022.

BrandModelPriceProtocolHomey Pro SupportHomey Beta Support
SamsungSeries 5 ecobubble Washing Machine€679Wi-FiYesYes
SamsungDV5000 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer€889Wi-FiYesYes
BoschSeries 8 Smart Washing Machine (WAV28KH0GC)€799Wi-FiYesYes
SiemensiQ700 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer€889Wi-FiYesYes
iRobotBraava Jet m6€599Wi-FiYesYes

Samsung Series 5 ecobubble Washing Machine

Available at EUR 679

Samsung Series 5 ecobubble Washing Machine
  • Environment-friendly
  • Steam cleaning
  • Cycle notifications
  • Quiet

Everybody loves feature-packed, low-noise washing machines, but now they've gotten even better. With this SmartThings washer integrated into Homey, you can start specific program from a distance, get notified about the progress of any running program, set up schedules for washing, and much more.

And it's not all brains – there's a lot of brawn, too. As its name suggests, the new Samsung ecobubble features a special design that creates bubbles to wash away all types dirt while helping you bring down temperatures during spin cycles so they're not too hot for delicate fabrics.

Moreover, this washing machine can go heavy-duty. Your clothes will get cleaner than before thanks to Samsung's mixture of steam and detergent – the perfect solution to rid your clothing of bacteria and dirt. The washer itself stays clean thanks to an innovative combination of soaking, pulsating, and high-speed spinning that removes bacteria from inside the drum.

The ecobubble washer is also smarter when it comes to energy consumption. It uses less energy than traditional models while delivering top-notch performance. The washer is quite pricey, but a good part of the initial investment will be returned to you in the form of lower utility bills.

Samsung DV5000 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer

Available at EUR 889

Samsung DV5000 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer
  • Smart programs included
  • Progress notificiations
  • Removes wrinkles from laundry

Looking for a smart dryer? The technology packed into the DV5000 is quite impressive.

This dryer helps you remove wrinkles from clothes to reduce the need for ironing. Moreover, heat pumps like the one in the DV5000 are the way forward for drying your laundry more efficiently – they use gentler air than traditional condenser or vented tumble dryers, meaning you'll be able to save electricity and be gentler towards the environment while still getting the job done.

On top of that, this new Smart Tumble Dryer by Samsung knows your family's laundry habits, and can improve them in unexpected way. The associated SmartThings App for Homey allows you to launch and track cycle progress, so you can see when it’s done drying without having to check up on things in person.

If that isn't enough home automation for you, there are options like scheduling cycles in advance or letting the machine decide what setting would be best suited based on the moisture detected inside the current load. It can do so with

Bosch Series 8 Smart Washing Machine (WAV28KH0GC)

Available at EUR 799

Bosch Series 8 Smart Washing Machine (WAV28KH0GC)
  • Cycle notifications
  • Protects clothes made of various materials
  • Support and diagnostics over Internet

With the Home Connect App for Homey, you can finally kick back and relax while your smart home takes good care of itself. For example, it can get the laundry done while you attend to more important business. With the Bosch Series 8 washer, you no longer have to wait around for laundry, wasting valuable moments, especially if you have a busy schedule like most people do today.

The process of setting up push notifications from the washer to mobile devices take only a few minutes with Homey Flows and Home Connect, making multitasking easier than before.

The right program will be selected for each load automatically, without any more guesswork on your part. Whether it's delicate silk clothing prone to mechanical damage or cotton T-shirts likely to shrink, the washer's system can help you keep your wardrobe in optimal state.

Moreover, Home Connect enables you to fix appliances from wherever you are. This is possible with Remote Diagnostics by calling the Home Connect hotline, making an appointment for diagnosis over Internet. The manufacturer will remotely screen your appliance to find out what's wrong before sending out someone who can resolve the issue if necessary.

Siemens iQ700 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer

Available at EUR 889

Siemens iQ700 Heat Pump Tumble Dryer
  • Self-cleaning filters
  • Sensor for clumps
  • Support and diagnostics over Internet
  • Pricey

Every day, home appliances are becoming more connected and intelligent. That rings true also for Wi-Fi-enabled Siemens home products that belong to the Home Connect family along with Bosch devices.

The Siemens iQ700 dryer is packed with useful smart features. For example, the smartFinish programme eliminates the need for you to spend hours ironing. Even badly wrinkled shirts and blouses can be greatly improved with this innovative technology.

With every drying cycle, your dryer is carrying fluffy residue to the bottom of its appliance and catching it in a strainer. If you get an iQ700, you won't have worry about cleaning filters or changing them because the dryer takes care of this for you. When there are too many clumps inside, a sensor will detect the issue and the dryer will notify you to get rid of these blockages.

The smarts of this dryer also carry over to home automation. If you work from home, Homey can detect your upcoming calendar events and pause any running cycle to avoid the background noise, so that you can fully focus on your Zoom or Google Meet call. Alternatively, you can make your smart lights turn green to signal a finished dryer cycle in a non-intrusive way.

iRobot Braava Jet m6

Available at EUR 599

iRobot Braava Jet m6
  • Avanced navigation
  • Optimal water and detergent distribution
  • Efficient battery charging

The Braava Jet m6 robot mop is not only easy to use, but it can tell you where it needs to go and when is the best time for cleaning. The m6 uses its powerful battery and computer vision algorithm to navigate around your house with ease. It will even charge itself if necessary so that you don't have to worry about running low on power.

The m6 is not the cheapest device, however, the extra brainpower makes this mop excel at its job whenever you need it. The m6 features precision jets distribute water and detergent to help tackle any sticky messes or greasy surfaces in your home.

The iRobot App for Homey is your key to teach the m6 new tricks. Just connect Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to Homey and tell either one of them to initiate cleanup with the m6. The robotic mop can also start on any schedule you define in the Homey mobile app.

Conclusion

The smart home revolution is definitely making its way into the bathroom, and with good reasons. These new appliances are not only more efficient but easier to use as well.

Whether you need a washer that can be controlled remotely or a dryer that takes care of filter cleaning for you, there's an appliance out there that will make your life much simpler. We highly recommend looking into the offer of companies like Bosch, Siemens, Miele, and Samsung.

Plus, who doesn't love coming home to a clean house? The m6 by iRobot is an excellent mop, and there are also various 2-in-1 robotic vacuums by companies like Xiaomi or Roborock that can handle mopping, too. Make sure you take a look at those!

With these amazing devices connected to your smart home powered by Homey, you'll be able to relax and enjoy your free time while knowing everything is running smoothly. Go ahead and give Homey a try!

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