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Smart Kitchens: Everything You Need to Know

By October 21, 2016 June 29th, 2018 Design Trends, Kitchen

As 2017 approaches, it seems electronic devices are getting smarter and smarter – from smart door locks to smart pet feeders, these devices are changing the way in which we go about our daily routines. This smart technology has even creeped its way into the heart of the home, giving us the ‘smart kitchen.’ Smart kitchens make your space look sleeker, safer, and your life more convenient. If you are unsure if you want a smart kitchen in your home, our project designers at Strobel Design Build have a few benefits worth making the switch.

More Convenience

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Wellborn Cabinet Inc. Media Drawer

Have you ever felt that the outlets in your kitchen were in the most inconvenient places? Hidden outlets are the answer to your prayers. Outlets can be virtually invisible if they are blended in to the backsplash, hidden in a secret compartment such as a trap door, or even grouped together with light switches to create a unified look.

Along with hidden outlets, the use of media drawers prevent clutter on your countertops. Media drawers allow you to charge your smart devices while keeping them tucked away and out of view. Here at Strobel Design Build, we offer charging drawer stations, docking stations, power centers, grommets and universal charging trays from an array of cabinetry brands, such as Wellborn Cabinet Inc., that blend into your kitchen effortlessly so you can worry about the more important things. During a consult with our project designer, we’ll determine the best cabinetry for hidden outlets and media drawers in your home.

Risk Reduction

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We’ve all heard unfortunate stories about someone leaving the stove on when they leave or forgetting to turn off faucets in kitchens. Remote control technology is the newest lifesaver for your kitchen. Having the accessibility to control your appliances from your smartphone or tablet with the touch of a button can save you that extra trip home to make sure you turned everything off before leaving. Smart house technology also includes smart smoke alarms that can differentiate between burning toast and an actual open flame to help cut down on any false alarms.

Extra Control

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Samsung 4-Door Flex

More and more kitchen appliances are incorporating Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to adjust the time, change the temperature, and even provide you with recipes. Additionally, Bluetooth technology allows all of your appliances to be connected and communicate with each other to perform tasks such as automatically turning on the lights underneath the microwave when you turn on a burner, and starting the microwave fan when the stovetop is in use. There are even refrigerators equipped with an LCD camera on the inside that can be viewed from your smartphone or tablet so you will never have to wonder if you forgot something during your trip to the grocery store – talk about easy shopping!

At Strobel Design Build, we embrace innovation. Let us transform your drab kitchen into a state-of-the-art space – Give us a call today at 727.321.5588 or email designer@strobeldesignbuild.com with any questions or to schedule a design consultation.