With the advances in technology, it is now not only possibly, but fashionable, to have a modern kitchen filled with handy gadgets to make home life easier.
These intelligent technologies vary greatly; from simple to complex and combinations. They can be mixed and matched to suit both your kitchen and your budget.
It is worth looking at whether your kitchen is compatible to installing an automatic system. Automatic systems can be very handy and there are many different variations you can install. From controlling lighting, sound and heating to controlling electrically operated doors and even a security system.
Charging Drawers and Pop- Up Power Points
For many families, the kitchen is the social hub of the household. In an age where the majority of people own smart phones, smart tablets and state of the art, slim line, laptops, introducing a charging draw into a kitchen can reduce kitchen clutter in connected homes.
Pop- up power points, again, assist with charging your phone/tablet/laptop in the kitchen. Installing this appliance is also aesthetically pleasing as it renders the need for lumpy wall sockets obsolete.
Extractor fans are considered the norm in most kitchens installed in the last 10 years. However, get smart with your extractor fans by selecting styles to suit the vibe of your kitchen. If you want a clean, minimalist approach, install vents hidden behind doors and in the ceiling for clear air. For lovers of on- trend interiors, you can install extractors to suit any look, such as a metallic extractor hood for an industrial vibe.
Drawers, Drawers, Drawers!
If you are looking to re- model your existing kitchen, or put in a new one, save yourself time and effort by selecting a design with lots of draws instead of doors. Draws offer easy access for storage and make it simpler to find items tucked away. There is none of the stretching and straining to find a jar at the back of a cupboard!
Warming drawers are also increasingly popular in the modern kitchen. Even if you do not have a range cooker you can fit one under a built in oven to have the luxury of heated crockery.
Self- Cleaning Oven
Revolutionise your spring clean with a self- cleaning oven. The time spent trying to scrub away stubborn grease could be re- allocated for something far more productive, or, to simply relax. An oven with a pyrolytic cleaning function heats to an extremely high temperature, burning away grease and spills. All you would need is a damp cloth to wipe away any residue before using your newly free time to watch an episode of Corrie!
Boiling Water Tap
As a predominately tea- drinking nation, the boiling water tap has been well received and is a handy investment should you be able to afford it. Installing one of these taps means never having to wait for the kettle to boil again. Most taps come with a safety feature, making it harder for children to switch it on, however, it is always worth being extra cautious and making sure they are installed out of reach of small hands.