Technology a Driving Trend in the Kitchen
By Design Perspective on January 23, 2013
With technology being a major part of our lives, it's no wonder that it's driving the way we design our homes. More and more are wanting smart homes for ease, security, and sustainability. Since we spend much of our time in the kitchen, I thought I'd touch on many ways we can have a "smarter" kitchen in our homes.
Eggersmann Houston Showroom
We have energy efficient appliances that help save money and are environmental friendly. Also, there are appliances that are multi-functional.
The CoolDrawer™, by Fisher & Paykel, is Energy Star rated and "built on the concept of distributed refrigeration - ActiveSmart™ technology with a multi-temperature drawer based fridge that can be placed anywhere in the kitchen, home or entertainment area. CoolDrawer™ provides five temperature settings to deliver total flexibility - fridge, freezer, chill, pantry and wine mode, combining intelligence with convenience."--Fisher Paykel website
Smeg USA's Oven SU45MCX, allows you to cook with either a convection oven or microwave. Designed to be finger-print proof stainless steel finish, ergonomic knobs, digital LED display, and 10 cooking modes.
We have cabinets that are already self closing with soft close hinges when we slightly push them closed. But now, we have cabinet doors that with a push of your finger will open and close. Below are two the videos I shared with you last week in my post on Eggersmann cabinetry (you can see it here).
Not only do we have under-cabinet plug strips that are only for outlets, but now there are USB outlets, extra lighting attachments, docking stations, etc.
Below are two photos from Legrand, showcasing their products they offer for under-cabinet plug strips.
Water efficient appliances and Smart Touch Technology plumbing fixtures. Many of the plumbing companies are offering this for better sustainability.
Enjoy this video by Brizo on their SmartTouch Technology they offer for several of their plumbing fixtures.
These are just a few ways we can have "smart" kitchens, and as we speak companies are working on products for an even smarter kitchen. I look forward to see what they come up with and what the kitchen of the future will look like.
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