Luxury Innovations Coming to a Kitchen Near You in 2019
The smart kitchen industry will be worth $2.7 billion by 2022, with automation and technology set to transform the world of upmarket homes. This shows a mass market shift towards luxury kitchen design. The kitchen is a focal point of your home, especially during the open house, and is a great place to start if you are looking to add value to your property. Go for simple and clean designs, that are both convenient and timeless.
Seamless Touch Sensitive Panels
Knobs and handles are great if you are going for a traditional aesthetic, but in a world dominated by touch screens, they can feel dated. In 2019, most modern homes will be fitted with seamless paneling. This means that modern kitchen appliances such as fridges and dishwashers will be indistinguishable from storage cupboards. A gentle press is enough for them to pop open.
This clean design creates a kitchen with few moving parts, meaning that there are less things that can break. It is one step away from cupboards, drawers and doors that can be opened electronically via a smartphone app. For now, the touch sensitive seamless panels are perfect for a cutting edge, luxury kitchen.
Food Stock Trackers
Smart home technology will become even more mainstream in 2019 and it is in the kitchen where it could have the greatest benefit. There are plenty of fridges on the market that can keep track of your food supplies and let you know what needs stocking up. With the rise of superfast home deliveries, this could become even more sophisticated.
Amazon is already offering one-click ordering, which allows the user to order new food with a single button click. This food will then arrive within two hours, but this time will likely be cut to thirty minutes in the next few years, through the use of drone delivery systems. As of 2019, your kitchen should start to integrate food stocking tech. Invest in an egg holder which keeps track of how many eggs you have left and sends a notification to your smartphone when it’s time to buy more.
Engineered Quartz Countertops
In the last few years, granite has been a staple of luxury kitchen design. This material is durable, beautiful and anti-microbial. However, there is a new material that will be filling luxury countertops in the coming months. Engineered quartz is a manmade material using natural stone products. By infusing quartz with flexible resins, this countertop has greater strength and resistance than granite, meaning that it still looks new after years of heavy use. This will give your kitchen a long-lasting luxury and modern feel for years to come.
If you are designing a future-proof kitchen, then you need only the highest quality and cutting edge kitchen products. Use the latest materials such as engineered quartz, combined with seamless panels for a simple, yet sophisticated aesthetic. Integrating tech where possible will improve the efficiency and convenience of your kitchen, ensuring it remains highly desirable to buyers.
Written by Jackie Williams