Tech Must-Haves for Your Kitchen

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Home Builder with 3R's Construction & Remodeling 190818

2020's Best New Tech Ideas for Your Kitchen

Whether you are updating or totally overhauling your kitchen, now is the time to add some high-tech features that you will absolutely love.

 

Smart Refrigerator

Imagine a refrigerator that keeps your schedule and lets you know when you are running low on certain staples like milk, eggs, and more! One smart refrigerator will send you a text with a snapshot of what’s on the shelves using an internal camera. Another is a smart hub with a view screen on the door that will allow you to watch cooking shows, display recipes, check the weather, rock out to your favorite cleaning jam, set a timer, listen to Audible, study for your online degree, learn a language or track your guests progress on their route to see you!. The possibilities are endless!

 

Smart Dishwasher

Did you forget to start your dishwasher? Get smart and start it remotely. With Wi-Fi, you can monitor water temperature, get notifications when the dishes are done, or if something goes wrong. You can even start the dishwasher with a voice command using any smart hub device.

 

 

 

Heated Floors 

Imagine walking onto your new kitchen with a beautifully tiled floor to get your morning coffee. Your smart coffee pot is connected to your alarm and has automatically brewed the perfect cup of coffee for you. Out of nowhere, you are rudely greeted with a sub-zero, arctic-worthy tile assaulting your feet and drawing every bit of air out of your lungs. Those days are over! Underfloor heat mats can be voice-activated, or set on smart timers via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. These little gems are affordable and will warm your floor to the perfect temperature to make the journey to your morning coffee a dream.

 

Drop-Down Cabinet Storage

Cabinets have seen the widest array of new innovations. From touch-activated, auto-open, drop-down cabinets to cabinets that light up when opened. Even the old lazy-susan has been improved to not lose things in the back.

 

Lights

Smart lights can be voice-controlled, set on timers, and light up as you enter and dim when you leave. Imagine coming home from work, your dinner in your smart oven has been cooking for three hours, low and slow. The smell greets you at the door and the kitchen lights up for you as you walk in. Mmmmmmm... smells and sounds amazing!

 

Motion Activated Guide Lights

Last but not least, Snap Power has just introduced motion-activated and Bluetooth connected guide lights that are linkable. That means when you slip out of bed a motion sensor on your normal wall outlet will send a signal to the kitchen, bathroom, hall, or where ever you want to light up the way for you without turning on any lights in the bedroom that could  wake up your partner, or  your pets

 

Fans

Smart range hood fans know to turn on at a specific temperature or if the humidity gets too high. It will even shut down when things return to normal. No more sticky switches from food-covered fingers or smoke alarms going off because the oven door opened.

 

 

 

 

Faucets with a Splash-Free Stream

Imagine the possibilities of a faucet that will change color to indicate the temperature of the water being dispensed or measure out exactly the amount of water you need and at your preferred temperature – “Siri, I need 3 cups of water at 103 degrees”. Wow!

 

Faucets that Change Color

Avoid getting wet with a faucet that is engineered to be splash-free! It sends a stream of water within a cone of water, so you don’t get splashed as it comes out of the faucet.

 

Faucets that are Bendable

Change colors and shape at a whim.  Loop the loop? No problem!  You can even make your initials.

 

 

 

 

Charging Drawers

One of the newer and more popular innovations is the charging drawers. These drawers can be retrofitted to use your existing drawer or come standard in some new cabinetry. With plugs and wireless charging all concealed neatly in the drawer, you don’t end up with the whole family’s cell phones and miscellaneous charging cables all over the countertop.

 

Induction Cook Tops

This is truly an amazing innovation in cooking. It has all the convenience of gas cooking with the cost savings and cleanup ease of electric. The incredible thing about induction is that the surface doesn’t get hot... only the pot or pan! Induction uses magnetic fields to heat the surface almost instantly instead of by thermal transference like gas or electric elements. Imagine the benefit of no dangerous hot cooking surface when the pan is removed. You can even use the surface to put any non-metal object on it and it won’t catch fire.

 

Microwave

Now you can cook traditionally or roast with voice activation. A  bar code scanner will bring up recipes and auto set time and temperature for most common foods. For example: pull a Hot Pocket out of the freezer, wave it under the scanner and follow the on-screen instructions to prep or plate the food. Close the door, and the microwave will start cooking for the exact time and power level to make the perfect snack.

 

 

Schedule an Appointment

Add any or ALL of these fantastic trends to your kitchen! Contact 3Rs Construction and we can discuss your kitchen update or remodel. Call us anytime, 503-363-1059 or use our convenient contact page.

 

Comments (4)

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Wow, lotta of cool techno type kitchen items,  ...  of all the items you have listed here, I still like the heated floors in the bathrooms, at the top of my list.

Oct 03, 2020 12:24 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Great ideas!!! Thanks for sharing Duane!

Snap Power has just introduced motion activated and Bluetooth connected  guide lights that are linkable. That means when you slip out of bed a motion sensor on your normal wall outlet will send a signal to the kitchen, bathroom, hall or where ever you want to light up the way for you without turning on any lights in the bedroom that could  wake up your partner, or  your pets

Oct 03, 2020 12:29 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Duane,  Thanks for sharing these fantastic techy kitchen tools.  Very interesting things happening here.

Oct 03, 2020 07:48 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Duane, very good list of techs must have for a kitchen.

Oct 03, 2020 08:09 PM