How to create a smart kitchen

smart kitchen with overhead lights

The kitchen is the hub of most homes, so why not introduce a little technology to make life easier and fun! Many people may have considered incorporating smart lighting, TV and music, but I guess not many have considered smart appliances or voice control!

Smart Speakers

With the launch of Apple Siri, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Sony and Samsung voice support, there has been an increasing number of appliances and services that link to give you voice control in the home. Some of these
services have linked with cooker manufacturers – so if you have your hands full, you can reduce or increase the temperature, turn the cooker off and interact with the timer just by talking to it. Amazon Echo links with many Whirlpool appliances – microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators and more, giving you more control than ever in the kitchen to make the process of making a meal and clearing up easier than ever!

Kitchen with red roses and smart TV

The internet of things linking home appliances

Samsung have launched an intelligent refrigerator with voice support and a touchscreen, where family members can leave messages to each other, creating the ultimate discreet notice board. There are internal cameras that can view the fridge contents in real time, monitoring stock levels – so you can track expiry dates and generate shopping lists – so you never forget that all important item again!

Smart control systems

The possibilities are endless and ever increasing – but some of the more established smart control systems, such as Lutron lighting remain the most popular. Lutron lighting control can offer a dimmed lighting mode that is gentle on the eyes as the sun rises in the morning. As the natural light of the day increases, Lutron blinds gradually open, so you can effectively manage the light during the day to create the perfect ambience.

The requirements for lighting in the kitchen can be so variable, as we use that space for so many activities – cooking, relaxing, dining, entertaining, watching TV, reading. Smart lighting control allows you to adjust the lighting to suit the task – so you can move seamlessly from one task to the other, creating the perfect ambience and avoiding the need for a bank of confusing switches on the wall!

At weekends, the kitchen is always the place to congregate – friends gather to chill, animals find cosy places to sleep and children are in and out for food and playing with friends.

Smart heating and lighting

The responsive heating and lights that change the room to suit whatever you are doing – appearing intuitive, creating the right mood for whatever you want to do. Discreet TV solutions mean you can enjoy your favourite programme and preserve those clean contemporary spaces. Precision lifts allow you to hide TV panels behind a picture, whilst Samsung have recently launched the picture panel. Enjoy your music all over the kitchen from discreetly hidden speakers from Bowers & Wilkins, controlling with your voice so you can continue cooking.

At Intelligent Abodes we can help you to create your perfect Smart Home. Whether it be lighting, heating, blinds, surveillance, audio visual, we are an award-winning company that can provide a full end to end professional service. We work with you to understand your vision, develop the concept, install, train and support you every step of the way.

White kitchen and dining room lit by hidden smart lighting