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Upgrading to a Smart Kitchen

When remodeling a kitchen, consumers want something that not only looks good but also functions efficiently. The new smart kitchen design allows customers to include larger appliances in their home.

The Connected Home Is Here
Most users have heard whispers of a home, which is connected and controlled by an app on their smartphones. While some of these appliances have come to fruition, they tend to be smaller items such as a coffee maker. But, some larger home systems are catching up. Security systems and thermostats are now easily integrated into the connected home.

How the Kitchen Integrates into a Connected Home
The smart kitchen is on the rise. Manufacturers like Samsung, Whirlpool, and LG are creating larger appliances that connect to the home’s central network. These companies have made refrigerators with built-in cameras. Consumers can view the contents of the fridge without ever opening the door. This useful tool allows those who are at the store to see exactly what items they are out of in case they forgot to write it on their list.

These companies are also working on ovens with the same camera capability. Users will be able to check out how their food cooks without having to open the oven door to check on it. This addition is sure to revolutionize how people make and prepare their food.

What the Future Holds
Upgrading appliances doesn’t happen very often. That means these manufacturers know they have to make their integrated systems flexible enough to last for years without becoming significantly outdated. To make these pieces essential for the home, smart kitchen components will not only have to be able to show users the contents, but they will also have to be able to tell them what possible meals can be made out of those items and when they will expire.

Appliances connected to the user’s home network is the next step in a total connected home. Consumers, unfortunately, will have to wait to see exactly what features these innovative companies will deem necessary to include.

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