Tech-savvy kitchens catching on
January 21, 2019
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) said recent surveys show there is a growing appetite for high technology in kitchens, and this affects design trends.
The recent survey of homeowners aged 25 to 65 who are planning a kitchen renovation over the next 24 months found that these owners are looking for kitchen technology ideas. The top three areas where consumers seek information are related to smart appliances, Wi-Fi connectivity, and centralized lighting controls.
Of the homeowners surveyed, 83 per cent want smart appliances, 65 per cent would like places to stand or display mobile devices and 67 per cent are looking at integrated charging for mobile devices. Wi-Fi connectivity and cooking appliances to prevent overcooking also highly appeal to consumers. Other desired features include kitchen technology that allows the consumer to control their home's temperature or security system and enable preset lighting scenes. Consumers also find appliances with smart phone connectivity and touch screen features appealing.