The Benefits of Kitchen & Bathroom Automation for Builders
From mirror TVs to smart appliances, automation helps your clients enjoy a more relaxed, positive lifestyle
It’s a common adage that bigger isn’t always better, and it applies equally well to smart home technology. Large, complex systems like whole-home audio or lighting control are the main attractions if you’re a builder, designer, or architect. Still, there are also more subtle ways automation can enhance everyday living.
Take the kitchen and bathroom, for example. Your customers spend a lot of time in these spaces every day, so why not add home automation upgrades? That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll go through some possible upgrades for your next Hypoluxo, FL home remodel or new construction project.
There are a couple of gimmes for any kitchen when it comes to automation, and chances are you may have installed these systems in the home already: lighting control, whole-home audio, etc. These systems serve the same purpose everywhere in a home. One way to make them work a little bit better in the kitchen is to add voice control. A remote or keypad in the wall may work well in a home theater, but if someone is trying to adjust the lights or music in the kitchen while they have their hands full making dinner, they’ll want the convenience voice control offers.
Those systems aren’t kitchen-specific, though, so let’s dig deeper. One easy upgrade is to install smart appliances, such as a refrigerator. Smart refrigerators can let home owners see what they have in stock, notify them when they’re running low on something or when it’s about to spoil, generate recipes, let them leave notes for their family, and more.
Other options for kitchen automation include TVs or other appliances that are concealed with hidden lifts in the counter. You can also install mirror TVs that match the kitchen backsplash. In either case, your clients are getting an advanced display that can respond to voice control, display news and social media feeds, connect to an existing whole-home A/V setup, and more. Because the displays are either hidden inside or blend with the existing décor, you don’t have to worry about the technology clashing with your design aesthetic.
At first glance, the bathroom may seem like the last place to install smart technology. After all, you’re generally looking take care of private business in the bathroom. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways for technology to make the bathroom a more inviting and comfortable space.
Why not install a smart shower that knows your clients’ ideal water temperature and steam levels? Or an intelligent toilet that automatically warms the seat for them? Just like in the kitchen, mirror TVs installed at a sinkor vanity can give provide news and weather information, display social media feeds, and more. You can also include lighting control to help your clients look their best in any light as they’re starting their day. All these devices make any bathroom a more luxurious, relaxed environment.
Done correctly, smart technology can enhance any living space, and we’d love to work with you on your next project. Give us a call today at (954) 650-3074, or check out our contact page. You can also chat with a customer service representative using the message window at the bottom of the page.
January 13, 2020