Let’s be honest. The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you and your family spend the most time together, whether cooking, enjoying dinner, or just making plans for the future. Obviously, since you spend a lot of time in there, you’d want your kitchen to be perfect.
But, before you begin a remodel or build a new home, it’s important to think about how technology can impact and make your experiences in the kitchen more efficient and enjoyable.
Here are a few technology trends that would suit almost any kitchen, especially if you’ve been thinking about going green with your home.
The kitchen is a space that has different lighting requirements. So, you need to take into account the fact that you’ll have to change everything from the light above the dining table to the illumination of the area where you’ll be cooking.
You want your kitchen to be both functional and cozy, making it a practical workspace as well as a comfortable, welcoming one for your family. Versatility is the key word here, and LED lighting is a very useful option in this case.
For your work area, you’ll need bright light sources, either as ceiling spotlights or built in the furniture to make sure you’re not making any mistakes when you’re cooking dinner.
As far as the dining area is concerned, you don’t need to worry about the fact that using LEDs can create an unfriendly atmosphere. LEDs are now available in warmer tones as well, making them suitable for any space you need to illuminate.
The best part?
LEDs are extremely energy-efficient, which will help you and your family save money while spending time together.
For someone obsessed with cleanliness, this is quite possibly a dream come true. Even if you’re not that preoccupied with cleaning, you’re probably aware of the fact that your kitchen is one of the places where germs thrive the most, especially on counter tops, towels, cutting boards and more. When these germs and bacteria get in contact with the food you eat, your entire family becomes exposed to a variety of health issues.
This is precisely the reason antibacterial surfaces are a growing trend for kitchen remodeling. If you have small children, you might be particularly interested in these types of surfaces. Choose quartz, copper ion infused surfaces, Corian, or stainless steel ones, to make sure you’re doing everything you can to prevent any bacteria growth.
Induction Cooking Tops
Induction cooking is completely different from the traditional gas flame or electric cooking experience you’ve ever had. It can be quite tricky to understand how it works but is truly revolutionary when it comes to cooking technology.
These tops use an electromagnetic field to quickly transfer energy and heat directly to your pan or pot. You’ll need a specially designed cookware for these types of stoves. Any regular ceramic or Teflon pots won’t do the trick.
What are the advantages of induction cooking tops, you may ask?
They’re fast, easy to clean and most importantly, extremely safe. Heating and temperature control is very precise – induction cooktops can heat up to 50% faster than traditional ones. Moreover, because the surface material remains unheated, they are easy to use and maintain clean.
For families with small children, induction cooking tops are also a great way to ensure your kitchen is baby-proof. Since the surface of the cooktops doesn’t get too hot, you can avoid situations where you’re afraid your kids might burn their fingers.
If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, don’t just worry about picking the cutest cabinets. Build a high-tech kitchen that will enhance every aspect of your life.