From intuitive design to wirelessly connected appliances, a “smart” kitchen is often a priority in a modern home. Blending efficiency and a fun cooking experience, tech-savvy kitchens are more popular than ever. Below we’ve shared some common smart kitchen features we see in more and more homes.
By definition, a smart appliance is a device that you are able to connect a smartphone or tablet to for better convenience, control, and information. In theory, going “smart” should help you save time, energy, and money. Some common smart appliances include:
Smart fridges may be the most common smart kitchen appliance to date. With options like the Samsung Bespoke series with Family Hub connectivity, there’s not much this refrigerator can’t do. With WiFi connectivity, you can control the temperature of your unit, automatically refill a water carafe, and see what’s inside your fridge all from the smartphone in your pocket. The Family Hub addition also allows you to connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Nest hubs to manage family calendars, stream music, create shopping lists, and much more.
While they may not be automated technologies, there are other “smart” decisions you can make if your kitchen with regard to saving energy, water, and other resources.
When designing a new kitchen remodel, of course, we think about all the big-ticket items first. Things like ovens, ranges, and refrigerators are priorities. But once your beautiful kitchen is in place, it’s time to consider some more exciting kitchen gadgets to add more efficiency and fun to your space!
Here are just a few pieces of kitchen tech that could make spending time in the kitchen even more enjoyable:
While all of these fancy kitchen gadgets are here to add efficiency and fun to your cooking, they also provide more opportunities for error. It's important to keep in mind that the more electrical components you add to your kitchen, the more complexity that’s added to your life if your power goes out, or if equipment breaks. Technology continues to improve, but adding additional items like the above adds one more thing that could go wrong.
When trying to figure out how these appliance technologies may fit into your home, start by consulting with your trusted contractor about the big picture of your kitchen space. In this planning process, consider downloading our eBook, “The Kitchen Renovation Handbook: 10 Steps to Design the Kitchen of your Dreams”.
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