Today’s Appliances are Smarter than EverAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Technology is the new luxury in design. With everything from voice activation, 3-D printed faucets, multi-tasking designs, or remote controlled temperature and ceiling fans, new-to-market appliances are intuitive, future-perfect and showcase personal style. With Minka Aire® and the BOND home product, users are able to control their ceiling fan via WI-FI using and Amazon Echo, Google Home, a smart phone or tablet. Progress IDevices include thermostat, wall switch and dimmer options for remote control of everyday tasks in the home.
Voice activated appliances that easily integrate into the connected home are the newest advancement in terms of tech.Pairing popular platforms such as Google Home, Alexa and Apple Home Pod, these smart faucets, fans and appliances get things done with the sound of your voice. U Moen digital shower lets users operate their shower three ways: by voice, phone, and controller. The Kohler Verdera® Voice light controlled mirror with imbedded amazon Alexa allows you to get all the functionality of an Amazon Echo, like shopping, playing music or receiving traffic updates. Thermador’s Masterpiece speed oven offers an interactive cooking experience with remote pre-heat, setting modifications and recipe integration.
“We’re receiving more requests for smart appliances throughout the home,” says Stefanie Stroud, showroom manager for Ferguson, Bath, Kitchen & lighting Gallery Santa Monica. “The Connected Home and intuitive technologies available In appliances now are incredible,” says Stroud. “They make everything easier but also come in pretty finishes to showcase your personal style.”
Personalize kitchen appliances in smoldering shades beyond stainless. From a warm gray spectrum to the coolness of matte black, strong hues are on trend for appliances. Consider the coolness of Miele’s Graphite line to GE’s newly launched Café brand–The Matte Collection—to shades of pink and rose gold. Customized handles on appliances, hoods, shelving and knobs in brushed bronze, brushed stainless, brushed copper, rose gold and brushed black offer a distinctive,immediate upgrade.
No wine cellar? With convenient access to wine being the new norm, leading appliance makers have increased the amenities, focusing on ease. Sub-Zero introduced stylish wine storage with integrated refrigerators and freeze drawers with automatic icemaking. Perlick advanced their sleek undercounter models for use throughout the house and brands like True Residential release panel ready refrigerations and wine columns in finishes to complement the latest interior trends such as antique white with warm brass hardware.
Thoughtful design elements that up your kitchen’s efficacy are having a moment such as power-boosting faucets, Fan-assisted drying in dishwashers, faucets set-water volume dispension, and sinks that are part basin, part workstation with interchangeable accessories like cutting boards and drying racks.
You can have it all with integrated tech that takes the chore out of routine tasks. Appliances such as Miele’s Vaccume Sealng Drawers, extent the life of food an allow easy portioning. The newest addition to the Jenn-Air® Connected Suite, is the connected dishwasher that allows users to monitor and adjust settings as well as download custom wash cycles through their own app. The Elkay® Crosstown® Stainless Steel farmhouse sink with interchangeable apron front provide us the flexibility to cange the color and material of the apron front on a whim.
Intuitive appliances are taking the guest work out of cooking. The connected experience by Home Connect allows uers to exchange information and control the cooktop via the app, including; monitoring and settng, dishes and recipes, tips and tricks, remote diagnostics and a digital user manual. Thermador’s new Freedom Induction Cooktop automatically recognizes the size, shape and position of cooktware on its surface.
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