When planning your new bathroom, 2022 is the year to embrace smart technologies. A recent survey of the latest smart bathroom technologies revealed the top bathroom trends in 2022 most appealing to homeowners.

Here are some top bathroom trends for 2022

  1. Self-cleaning toilets 
  2. Sanitising bathroom accessories 
  3. Smart showers 
  4. Water conservation systems 
  5. Smart mirrors 

A lot of interest in these technologies, as well as the latest bathroom trends, is due to the change in our attitudes towards conserving the environment, whether this be through using less water or producing less waste. And also, unsurprisingly, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased demand for sanitising products and accessories.

Smart Toilets And Their Benefits

Top of the list is the self-cleaning toilet, or combined bidet-toilets (also known as shower toilets), which are at the forefront of the latest bathroom trends. These have been around for a while but have recently become much more popular. At Dobsons, we have been installing them for many years and have two on display in our showroom.

There has never been a better time to invest in a product that not only appeals to those who like to use a bidet for hygiene reasons but also aligns with the latest bathroom trends and sustainability goals by aiming to waste less toilet paper. With the average human consuming 13,000 sheets of toilet paper per year, it’s safe to say smart toilets have a positive impact on the climate.

New Bathroom Trends In 2022: Smart toilets

At its most basic level, your combined bidet-toilet will provide you with temperature-controlled water, a spray nozzle that can be altered for optimum positioning, and adjustable spray intensities for comfort.

If you’re after an added element of luxury, you could choose a model that also senses your approach, guiding you to the toilet with a handy night light when it’s dark (perfect if you are scared of the dark!). The light sensor detects movement and lifts the cover for you.

It will also heat the seat, recirculate the air through carbon filters to extract any odour, dry you without the need for toilet paper, and then close the seat cover back down after a short period of inactivity. Do you have no need for some of these benefits? No problem; the convenient remote control will allow you to turn off those functions at any point, embracing the latest in bathroom trends and technology.

Sustainable And Eco Friendly

Not only is bidet use more hygienic, but most modern bidet toilets, a key aspect of new bathroom trends, use less than a litre of water to rinse the nozzle and wash the user each time. And if you compare the average water consumption of over 160 litres to making a single toilet roll, there is a considerable benefit from an environmental standpoint too. Smart toilets, a part of these new bathroom trends, offer a combination of hygiene and sustainability that aligns with the growing concerns for both personal well-being and environmental conservation.

New Bathroom Trends In 2022: Smart Toilet


A shower toilet, a significant element of new bathroom trends, is free from unglazed ‘rims’ and the entire pan is coated with a permanent dirt-repellent or anti-bacterial glaze. These features reduce the lime-scale buildup and bacterial growth within the toilet and make cleaning the bowl far quicker. It also uses less water and cleaning agents in the process, exemplifying the benefits of smart toilets and their contribution to modern bathroom trends.

Top bathrooms trends in 2022: Automatic cleaning toilet

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Separate bidets are still available but with space at such a premium for the average UK bathroom, combining the two will create more space which could be used for additional storage, a second sink or maybe a separate shower to the bath.

There are numerous well-known and reputable brands out there. Our preferred suppliers are Geberit, Villeroy & Boch or Grohe and with an excess of ten models between these brands alone, we’ll have the perfect one for you.   

We are also happy to talk to you about the other smart bathroom products that have gained in popularity.  If you are planning to renovate your bathroom, ask us about how self-cleaning toilets, sanitising bathroom accessories, smart showers, water conservation systems and smart mirrors will help you create your perfect bathroom

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