Engadgets staff writer Alex Kowalski has compiled some of the most interesting bathroom innovations to date.1.
Modern Bathroom UtensilsA recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that most Americans are using their bathroom with a modern design.
More than 60 percent of respondents said that they use a modern bathroom, including 71 percent of millennial women and 69 percent of millennials men.2.
New Bathroom Ideas for KidsAs we age, we are learning more about what our body and mind can do with the help of new technology.
A new survey by Brandi-Kate Furniture, which surveyed nearly 2,000 adults in the U.S., found that half of those surveyed had recently discovered a new gadget.
The most common gadget used was the bathtubs.
According to BrandiKate Furnitures, kids are using the new technology to learn about how to control the temperature and flow of water in their bathtub.3.
Modern Kitchen DesignThe new kitchen designs have sparked new ideas for people of all ages.
Some people love to add a little flair to their kitchen with new additions like ceramic bowls, countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
However, some people have been reluctant to change up their kitchens in order to add modern touches.
In fact, nearly a quarter of the adults surveyed said they would not change up the way they cook.4.
New Smart DevicesThe next generation of gadgets are expected to be even smarter and more convenient.
The smart home has become so common in recent years that a majority of the respondents said they are more likely to have their home connected to the internet and use their smart devices on a regular basis.5.
Home Health Center and Other New Products for FamiliesOne of the new ways that the new generation of products are changing the way families live their lives is with the new home health centers.
According a survey by CareShare, 70 percent of people have seen a new home wellness center and almost one-third have seen one in their neighborhood.6.
Home Improvement ProjectsA new survey found that nearly half of the millennials have had a home improvement project completed.
Seventy-three percent of the survey respondents had installed a new water heater, while almost a quarter had installed solar energy systems, and over one-quarter had installed energy efficiency systems.7.
Home Care and Laundry TrendsThe number of households with pets has gone up and more people are choosing to live with their pets in order that they can keep up with their kids and pets.
However the number of pets that have gone into the home has gone down.
The percentage of pet owners who are still living with their animals has increased by two percentage points over the past year.8.
New Home Health Care Centers for Older AmericansAccording to a recent survey conducted by CareConnect, over half of seniors who have health care coverage are still working with their doctor to make their own health care decisions.
However over half also said that their doctors are not providing the care they need.9.
New Furniture and Lighting Technologies for Older PeopleA survey conducted for the nonprofit National Coalition for Older Adults (NCOA) found a large majority of older adults still use their computers to interact with their devices, such as their mobile phones and tablets.
Over one-fourth of respondents also use their phones to make calls and use other applications.10.
Home Energy Efficiency ImprovementsNew energy efficiency standards are helping to make our homes energy-efficient.
According an NCOA survey, one-fifth of the older adults surveyed in the country are getting more efficient home energy use.
New Laundries and Appliances for Older and DisabledPeople of all age groups are using products to help with their aging process.
According the NCOB survey, the majority of those who were surveyed are still using a traditional dishwasher.12.
Home Safety Products For Older PeopleHome safety products for older adults have been on the rise in recent months.
According another survey conducted at NCOAs, one in five older adults are using a home security system.
The number of older adult Americans who are using an alarm has risen from 16 percent to 33 percent over the last year.13.
New Grocery Products For Elderly PeopleMany people of different ages and ethnicities are turning to newer foods and fresh fruits and vegetables to help them live longer.
In addition, more and more seniors are looking for ways to manage their energy.14.
New TV Technology For Older AmericansMore and more Americans are switching from their televisions to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The average age of streaming video is now 62, while it is only slightly older than the average age for people who do not have a TV.15.
New Haircuts for Older WomenA recent NCOAS survey found the number that are having hair cuts is increasing by 2 percent over last year and more than 3 percent over this year.
The trend is driven by older women, and it is expected that more of these younger women will also have hair