New Report Shows How Technology Usage Influences Kitchen Design
A recent report from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) shows homeowners are increasingly using technology in their kitchen, causing potential ripple effects impacting kitchen design. The report tallied responses from homeowners aged 25-65 planning a kitchen remodel in the next two years.
According to the report, the top three areas where consumers seek knowledge from their designers are in smart appliances, Wi-Fi connectivity, and centralized lighting controls. Over eight in 10 respondents indicated a desire for smart appliances, while nearly two thirds wanted places to stand or displace mobile devices in the kitchen and charging stations. Other appealing features include kitchen technology that allows consumers to control the home's temperature or security system and to create preset lighting scenes. The report found that the additional home value was the top benefit among homeowners considering adding kitchen technology.
The report found that one third of designers are already frequently recommending integrated kitchen technology solutions to clients. Realtors are also hearing more feedback on the interest in smart appliances. While the majority of homes that we come across with this technology is in new build homes, when buyers come across it they are definitely excited. We can see a trend where home improvements are including wifi temperature controls, video doorbells, and fans that can all be controlled by your phone.
Source: Builder Online