Column: Home advances for technology

Implementing technological aspects into your home can be design savvy and useful. (Submitted photo)

Implementing technological aspects into your home can be design savvy and useful. (Submitted photo)

Commentary by David Decker


Technology is moving faster than ever and we’re seeing huge advances in the abilities of our phones, our home entertainment systems, and our vehicles. But did you know that tech is even taking over the kitchen?

Advances in technology have made life in your kitchen easier than ever. Check out some of our favorite ways technology is improving home kitchens.

Charging Stations

The place where once you may have had a message station for your home phone has now become a place to charge and store your smart devices. Built-in USB ports allow you to maximize your charging potential while minimizing the number of outlets needed. This is an easy way to keep an eye on all the devices in the house and make sure their batteries are full.

Sensor-Activated Lighting

Is there someone in your home who is always forgetting to turn off the lights? Automated lighting can help solve that problem. Sensors can turn the lights on when they detect motion in the kitchen, and if there’s no motion for a set period of time, they will the turn lights off. Lights can also be programmed to turn on and off at specific times, and can be controlled by your smart phone. This is a great innovation for families with lots of kids, or anyone who wants to save money on their utility bills.

Hands-Free Faucets

When you’ve been handling things like raw meat, the less you have to touch the better. Hands-free faucets are perfect for the busy cook and they can cut down on the spread of bacteria through your kitchen. They are also great for youngsters who want to fill their own cup but can’t quite reach the handle.

Self-Diagnosing Appliances

Wouldn’t it be great to know there was something wrong with your refrigerator before it stopped working? Today’s self-diagnosing appliances can do just that. If your equipment needs servicing, it will send an email, letting you know it’s time to call a technician. What a great way to save money and prevent hassles!

Are you ready to bring your kitchen into the 21st century? Contact The Affordable Companies. We can help you find the innovations that make the most sense for your lifestyle. You can start 2016 with a kitchen that is as tech-savvy as it is beautiful!

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