Most people don’t know it, but the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. It’s where memories and meals are created, which means you spend a significant amount of time in it every day.
And while there are many ways to design a stylish new kitchen, the technology you use will always be the highlight of the project.
Here are five high-tech ideas from the Manta Property Service Group to help you create an innovative and modern kitchen that everyone will love.
1. Google Home/Alexa/Siri Integration
Adding a voice assistant to your kitchen is one of the easiest ways to integrate technology into your home.
These devices are small, wireless speakers that can be your personal butler or maid. You can ask them simple questions about everyday life and they will provide easy answers with minimal effort on your part.
And while most people use these devices to get the weather report, play music or read news headlines, they also make great kitchen assistants.
For example, you can tell your personal assistant what groceries you need and it will give you a list of items that are currently on sale at local grocery stores.
This is not only convenient but extremely cost-effective as well. And because of their ability to connect to other smart home devices, you can set them up with your favorite cooking appliances and they will turn on automatically when you’re ready to start or stop cooking.
2. Touch-Activated Faucets
When you’re cooking, your hands are often covered in various types of food and liquids. While faucets are designed to provide an easy way to wash your hands, they can also become the source of contamination if you are not careful.
Fortunately, there is an easy fix that doesn’t require any re-tooling or expensive installation fees.
Touch-activated faucets are modern kitchen fixtures that you can easily install over your existing sink.
All you have to do is find the area under the handle and get close to it with one of your hands.
This will activate an infrared motion sensor which will turn on the water for a certain amount of time, depending on the brand you choose.
3. Charging Stations
Charging stations are typically considered to be a modern office fixture, but they can also make your kitchen more functional.
If you have children who love using tablets or cell phones for entertainment purposes, it’s important that they stay charged at all times so their games don’t cut off in the middle of playtime.
The best part about these stations is that they will keep your devices organized so there’s no more losing chargers or bringing around bulky power adapters.
All you have to do is place them in an easily accessible area so you can follow recipes on YouTube during your free time!
4. Smart Appliances
Smart appliances are probably the most exciting kitchen technology idea that will make a difference in how you cook.
These devices are designed with innovative technology which allows them to connect directly to your smartphone or voice assistant.
For example, if you own a smart oven, all you need is an app on your phone or a voice assistant, and you can turn it on or off remotely.
This means that you don’t have to be in the kitchen waiting for your food to cook or watch over a pot of boiling water. Instead, you can sit back and relax and let technology do all the cooking work for you.
5. Smart Bins That Make Composting Easy
If you have a family or live with roommates, chances are that most of your food ends up in the trash instead of being recycled.
And while composting is becoming more popular throughout the world, it can be difficult to find room for large bins and outdoor composter equipment.
Luckily, there is an easy way to make composting easier and more efficient. Smart bins are smaller composters that you can keep inside your home, usually under the kitchen sink or in a cupboard.
All you have to do is throw food scraps into them after every meal until they’re full. Then, take them outside to turn over with a shovel or use an automated composter.
Of course, there are plenty of other ways to incorporate technology into your kitchen design, but these are some of the most practical and useful ideas that you can use. We recommend trying them out to see which one works best for you and your family.