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The Big Picture Kitchen

Posted by Karoline Gore on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:04 PM

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In the past year, 87 percent of homeowners decided to remodel. Specifically, this number relates to homeowners who wanted to make changes to the style of their kitchen. One of the biggest inspirations for remodeling is the swiftly changing – and modernizing – of appliances large and small. It’s a new age of connected everything, and kitchen technology is no exception, moving as fast as every other industry in developing hands-free, smart and interconnected, programmable systems and devices. It can be overwhelming to try and envision your modern dream kitchen. More than ever, the advice of a professional team of experts can make a world of difference when it comes to educating yourself on all the new advancements to be sure that you're making the best choices for bringing value to your life, as well as to your home. 

 

APPsolutely the smartest appliances

There’s so much more to take into consideration than whether you prefer stainless or colored appliances, gas or electric cooking. Today’s wireless and voice controlled options for everything from dishwashers to refrigerators must be coordinated carefully to work – and play – together. With Amazon Alexa, Echo and Google Home systems, and smartphones of all kinds to help program your efforts, you want to be sure that all the smart items you pick, including your oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and your new small appliances, make sense as an integrated unit working off the same platform. 

 

The hottest cool kitchen tools

When planning out your new kitchen, you will find that many of your older, smaller appliances need to be replaced; you will first want to make upgrades to all those you use most. With the worry today about sterilization and water waste, be sure to look into touch-free faucets and waste containers that react to the wave of your hand. Coffeemakers add programmable and brewing features all the time, but there are also now tech-savvy tea brewing machines that can not only prep your tea to your preferred strength, but also manage caffeine to your preferred level, and blenders designed to make perfect healthy smoothies or which adapt into food choppers. From installing heated flooring in your kitchen all the way up to investing in gadgets that hold bottles in the ceiling of your refrigerator to make more space, there are endless possibilities to make your dream workspace one that Jane Jetson would envy. 

 

Whether it’s the latest in cooking and baking gadgets or a built in composter, no matter what direction you take or color you choose for your counters, it’s definitely an exciting time in the world of technological advancements to get cooking.

 

Written by Karoline Gore