A kitchen remodel in Phoenix Arizona is the perfect time to customize your living space and take advantage of the latest in smart home tech. The smart home market is on the rise, and many companies are starting to offer products that integrate seamlessly into the design of a house. For those brave enough to jump into the deep end, the potential benefits from whole-home automation are nearly limitless. Larger upgrades often involve extensive custom design work, including hard wiring, so it’s best to upgrade to smart home technology when you’re already remodeling to cut down on cost.
Smart home integration is a strong investment. And in the luxury home market, these features are now expected. Smart home technology can set your home apart from other options on the housing market, and potentially increase the value of your Arizona property’s value.
Technology has entered the kitchen in full force and not just in the form of fancy gadgets and appliances. Today, you can have a kitchen with technology integrated into every function and appliance–from the faucets to the fridge to the lighting. This is what we call a smart kitchen. Rise Above Remodeling can help guide you in to smart home automation during your kitchen remodel in Anthem AZ.
Smart kitchens are an evolving aspect of design. In fact, a lot of kitchens today are built smart from the ground up. For older kitchens, sensors, smart gadgets and other devices can be added to for convenience to the homeowner during their kitchen, or home, remodel.
Easy add-ons are motion sense-equipped kitchen faucets that can sense the presence of hands underneath and will come on automatically or try a one-touch feature.
Take advantage of your remodel and consider incorporating these five smart home remodels into your living space.
1. USB OUTLETS
If you tear out the backsplash in your kitchen, chances are you’ll need to rewire a few outlets. A home remodel gives you the opportunity to upgrade your home’s electrical system for your tech-friendly lifestyle. Outlets with built-in USB ports frees up the conventional outlets for appliances and lighting. Rise Above will help you ensure your new USB outlets meet the highest standards for safety.
2. voice-controlled home automation
Have you ever been baking in the kitchen and needed to know the conversion for the right measure? Maybe you had to stop what you’re doing, wash your hands and type in a search for the answer. With voice-controlled technology in your kitchen, there’s no need to lose anymore cookie dough.
Your upcoming kitchen remodel may be just the right time to invest, allowing you to sync some of the following smart tech products with your home audio, entertainment and security settings. Voice-control can be as expensive or inexpensive as you’re willing to go. You’ll find the right fit for your home and when you do, you’ll be navigating with ease.
3. LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY
A comprehensive kitchen lighting design includes task, safety and ambient lighting, via a range of fixtures (some hidden or some installed to make a statement). Smart lighting technology illuminates the kitchen with a touch of a button or the tap of a phone setting. Set the mood with pin-point accuracy by varying brightness, intensity and zone lighting with a touch of your fingers from anywhere in the room. Do not forget to update your lighting system–allowing you to control all the lights from your smartphone or tablet. Changing your can lights in your home to LED can help dramatically reduce your electricity cost. Win Win!
4. ANTI-BACTERIAL SURFACES
Whether you’re hiring a contractor or renovating your home yourself, the opportunity to update your home’s technology shouldn’t be missed. You’ll save on installation time, and the potential increase in your home’s value may offset many of the costs associated with these technologies. Your smart home can make everyday tasks and activities more pleasant and convenient, all while keeping your family safer and more secure. Another win-win for home renovators.
If Anti-Bacterial surfaces are of interest to you we urge you to consider quartz counter tops for your kitchen or bathroom remodel in Phoenix AZ. Quartz counters are engineered stone and have the advantage of being anti-microbial. This is a great way to reduce germs in your home!
5. livable kitchens with technology enhancements
A livable and accessible kitchen gets you the most bang for your buck in the long run. When you take the time to remodel your kitchen, you want it done right by a true professional and licensed contractor. In addition to soft-closing doors and drawers—which prevent slamming during closure—consider installing motorized cabinets that raise and lower your cabinetry for comfortable access. These quiet motor systems adjust the height of counters and cabinets, so your storage spaces and appliances meet you (or the current chef) where you’re at!
The list we’ve provided you involves remodeling to the “bones” of the kitchen. Appliances ae increasingly high tech, and include refrigerators that can alert you when your groceries items are running low or a coffee maker programmed to have your coffee ready when you wake up. There is also a gadget that monitors your eggs, telling you which ones are almost going bad.
Your professional kitchen designer with Rise Above Remodeling will help consult with you on options that will bring your new kitchen up to “techy” standards. Give us a call today for a free estimate on your next remodeling project.
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