Incorporating smart devices into your space might seem a little daunting (or something straight out of The Jetsons), but revolutionary new home products are proving the House of the Future is actually the House of Today. From kitchen robots to remote controlled toilets to shower experiences that feel strangely similar like a nightclub, here are five smart home devices that are generating major change in the kitchen and bathroom.
Where in your home do you most need a helping hand? is betting on the kitchen. Robot prototype Mykie (short for “My Kitchen Elf”) is here to simplify your meal prep. Debuted at in January, curious onlookers watched as the tiny sous chef wiggled its head and cheerfully answered cooking questions using voice control, touchscreen, and a projector that enlarges recipes onto the wall. Mykie can also walk you through recipes and even tell you what ingredients are left in the fridge. Plus, it acts as the control hub for the firm’s line of interconnected kitchen appliances.
The U.S. has been a little slow to jump on the toilet tech bandwagon (you mean a bidet isn’t a French pastry?), but this hi-tech toilet from , the Cleanet Riva, will make you wonder why it took so long. Despite appearing quite traditional, this ceramic wall-hung toilet is thermally self-cleaning and has a built-in bidet with adjustable showers for both unisex and female users. It also comes with a touchscreen remote for programing settings and personal preferences with up to seven modes for the spray, based on pressure, temperature, and timing.
Top culinary masters have been dishing up flavorful sous-vide delicacies for years now—a method that involves slow cooking food in an air-tight bag using hot water or temperature-controlled steam. Although it sounds like it could get complicated very quickly, recently launched full-size and compact FullSteam ovens with an easy-to-use sous-vide function. With a drawer designed for marinating, vacuum-packing, and storing foods there is minimal prep and the FullSteam oven technology makes it almost impossible to overcook.
Shower or nightclub? Unclear, but the AquaSymphony shower head from will transform your routine shower into an exciting morning ritual. This 40-by-30-inch shower head comes with a variety of different multicolor lights and spray selections, from waterfall to light rain. Plus, with the use of an app you can play music from your phone—as well as music composed by DJ Moguai specifically for the AquaSymphony.
If you forgot to chill the wine again, no worries because with ’s Freddy—the first blast chiller designed for domestic use—the crisis is averted in just minutes. Freddy can quickly chill a bottle of wine at 1 degree Celsius per minute, so you don’t have to stress over what to serve your last-minute guests. The chiller is also ideal for preparing or storing meals and can freeze herbs in 40 minutes while still locking in freshness. Controlled thawing, warming and low-temperature cooking are also built-in features.