The National Kitchen and Bath Association annual design trends report just dropped. Assuming you’re not in the mood to spend the nearly three grand it costs to get a copy, we’re going to share some highlights that might be important to you as you plan your 2023 kitchen renovation.
Let’s start with the Smart Kitchen trend. We all live life pretty tightly connected to our phones, but what does it actually mean to have a smart kitchen? As Milton kitchen contractors, we’ve seen three ways smart appliances help homeowners.
The first is convenience. When the refrigerator maintains a shopping list for you, or the oven starts preheating while you’re on the way home from the office, it frees up time for you to do other things that are more important. When you’re balancing a career, kids, taking care of your parents, and everything else that’s involved in a full life, you know every minute counts.
The second, as reported to us by homeowners, is that it’s easier to be a better cook in a smart kitchen. If you’ve ever wandered away from the oven and forgotten to check it before everything burned, you’ll love having timer alerts sent to your phone. Add to that appliances that can search for recipes and play cooking tutorials for you on demand and it becomes easy to cook with confidence.
The third benefit isn’t very sexy but it is important to your energy bill and the health of the planet. Smart appliances are designed to be highly energy efficient. How hot does the dishwasher water need to be? How cold is it inside the freezer and what’s the most efficient way to keep it that cold? These minute calculations are not something the typical homeowner even contemplates doing – but smart appliances do it effortlessly, resulting in lots of small savings that over time add up to serious cash.
Your new kitchen should work for you to make your life easier. That’s the promise of the smart kitchen.