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Homeowners looking to bring a more relaxing (and functional) atmosphere into their bathroom designs shouldn’t overlook the power of audio. Whether looking to jam out to favorite musical artists or listen to a podcast or audiobook, incorporating audio into a bathroom can elevate any design and bring your favorite artists and authors straight to the comforts of home.

Experts from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, which has several retail locations throughout the state, share insights on the many ways bathrooms today can be equipped with audio devices:

Simple Setups
If homeowners want to start small, they need only a Wi-Fi connection and a power source to connect an Amazon Alexa or other small speaker. Another option is to install a Bluetooth-enabled showerhead, such as the Kohler Moxie Single Function Shower Head that includes a speaker that can be used in and out of the shower.

Bring the concert to you by installing the Kohler Moxie showerhead, complete with a removable wireless speaker that provides high-quality audio and is Bluetooth-enabled to pair with your phone and other devices. | Photo courtesy of Kohler at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Medium Setups, possibly DIY
If a homeowner wants something a bit more sophisticated without a complete remodel, incorporating the Broan SPK110 Ceiling Mounted Bath Fan with integrated Bluetooth speaker can do the trick. This mounted ceiling fan doubles as a discreet audio system, integrated with Sensonic™ speakers to provide both ventilation and entertainment in the bathroom.

Whether you’re looking to jam out to your favorite band or listen to a new podcast, fill your bathroom with rich sound from above with the Broan SPK110 Ceiling Mounted Bath Fan. | Photo courtesy of Broan at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

More complex setups, contractor likely required
A number of options are available to homeowners undergoing a complete bathroom reno. The Kohler DTV+ Digital Shower Interface Control Panel and Mr. Steam iSteam 3 LCD Touch Screen Control seamlessly control audio as well as different shower components, including steam, lighting, temperature and more. Now, homeowners can enjoy a customized bathroom experience at the touch of a button!

The Kohler DTV+ Digital Shower Interface Control Panel brings together four elements — water, steam, lighting, and music — to provide a multisensory showering experience. | Photo courtesy of Kohler at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery


With just a swipe of a finger, the Mr. Steam iSteam 3 LCD Touch Screen Control allows users to customize and control temperature, time, audio, aroma, chroma and steam functionality for a unique experience each time they step into the shower. | Photo courtesy of Mr. Steam at Ferguson, Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery