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A perfect bathroom with lighting, water temperature plus electronic walls, shower curtains showing TV, internet or social networking sites… this is what they will be like in 10 years, according to a team of designers, psychologists and engineers. They said the next generation of fittings, from toilets, sinks and showers to cupboards and lighting is already being developed.

People will be able to make phone calls from under the shower and their interactive mirror connected to the internet might offer style tips or let you see what your friends are wearing that evening via a video-link.

The bathroom cabinet will remind you to take your medication and order a repeat prescription online when it runs out. The scales could tell you how many pounds you have lost or gained over the last month or year — and post it in on Facebook and Twitter.

It will help save water and energy as waste water from the shower will be recycled while the bathroom fittings will convert excess heat into energy.

However, the most amazing thing will be that it might also cleanse itself. People are working on intuitive technology that could unblock the plughole and remove mould from the sink.

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