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The High Tech Look in Kitchen Layouts
Because of all the recent developments in technology homeowners can enjoy more convenience and ease of use that are provided by innovative kitchen products. Technology in the kitchen is helping to save time, make kitchen chores easier and providing a more care free lifestyle for more families.
Homeowners today are more tech-savvy and this makes the tasks of kitchen design professionals considerably more challenging.
The work triangle that is created in the kitchen by the arrangement of the sink, stove and refrigerator will need to be rethought out again in the new high-tech kitchen. It may be necessary to use two of three work triangles in this new high-tech kitchen.
Other trends contributing to this new high-tech look in kitchen layout and design includes:
- beautiful cabinetry and countertop designs that are designed to go technologically advanced appliances.
-an more open view in kitchen design, such as a great room that is ideal for cooking and entertaining
- furniture style cabinetry with an Asian or European influence
- the use of lighter colors in wood cabinetry combined with dark stained wood
-developing clean clear lines that can help show off the counters and cabinetry
- the use of granite, marble and stainless steel counters
- detailing and inlaid counter surfaces and café tables
- high-tech, smart appliances and gadgets that integrate with the cabinet design
- built-in TVs
Some features of smart appliances and gadgets that can be found in high-tech kitchen today are ranges that provide refrigeration capabilities that are controlled by a timing mechanism that can enable users to prepare meals up to a day ahead of the scheduled meal time. Some small appliance manufacturers are incorporating internet capabilities into their appliances.
There are an almost unlimited number of kitchen gadgets available today. For example there are built-in espresso machines, as well as food mixers that can be hidden away when not in use with pop out shelves.
There is a microwave drawer that places the microwave at the most convenient height for frequent use. This drawer opens with the touch of a button. It eliminates the guesswork that has been typically associated with microwave cooking,
Kitchen faucets are another area that has really gone high-tech. The kitchen faucet today have a gleaming high-tech spout or be a traditional bronze fixture. But in either case it must be able to meet the demands of both the cooking and cleanup requirements of your kitchen.
Some of the popular faucet features found in high-tech kitchen today include:
-High-arching gooseneck faucets that are quite suitable for filling large pots due to their height.
-Pull-out faucets - spouts with sprayers attached and can reach anywhere.
-Pot Fillers - a spout on a hinged arm usually located next to the range or wall-mounted on the back splash behind it.
-Pull-out faucets - spouts with the sprayers attached. This type of faucet can reach anywhere in a two or three bowl sink. Pull out faucets can fill large stockpots, coffeemakers, and buckets outside the sink.
As for finishes most faucets are made of cast brass and are chrome-plated, however more recent developments have seen faucet made entirely of stainless steel, created from an entire block of stainless steel carved to form the design.
About the Author: James Mahoney is the author of many kitchen design articles, visit at Kitchen Designers Ideas.com.
He also publishes a newsletter on kitchen design.