- How to buy a Toilet
- American Flag Cake
- Dishwasher Graphic Guide!
- I Furnished My Laundry Room?Now What?
- The 7 Best Kitchen Appliances to Give as Wedding Gifts
- The Best Home Appliances for Apartment Living
- How to Find the Best Deals Online?
- Do You Repair or Replace Your Appliances?
- Ask Yourself These Five Questions Before Buying an Appliance
- Should You Buy A Washer-Dryer Combo?
- To Steam, or Not to Steam?
- The Benefits of Buying Kitchen Appliance Packages
- Freezer or Refrigerator -- You Choose!
- What Happens Inside a Dishwasher
- Why Is My Glassware Cloudy?
- What?s Most Important in a Kitchen?s Design
- Best Apartment Size Appliances Every Household Should Have
- What Do Dishwasher Noise Levels Even Mean?
- How to Host a Barbecue in the Comfort of Your Kitchen
- How to Choose the Right Grill for Your Outdoor Kitchen
- Stainless Steel and Fighting the Fingerprints
- What to Know When Buying Your Appliances Online
- Appliances Connection Announces Mobile Site
- How to Care for Cast Iron Appliances
- Kitchen Remodel Tips
- Black Friday Deals at Appliances Connection
- Life is Good for LG Washers
- Do Smart Appliances Really Help Make Things Simpler? My Experience
- What Makes Smart Appliances, 'smart'?
- Appliance Connection?s Designer Spotlight : Klein Kitchen and Bath
- 5 Tips for Choosing Your First Smart Appliance
- Transform Your Kitchen into a Work of Art with GE Artistry
- The Bosch Washer Promise
- The Samsung French-Door Revolution
- Home of the Future: Smarter and More Energy Efficient
- Whirlpool Dishwasher with AccuSense
- 5 Benefits of Owning a Curved TV
- Energy Star Certified Commercial Foodservice Equipment
- To Clean or Not to Clean
- Are You Washing Laundry the Right Way?
- Introducing the GE Cafe French-door Wall Oven
- Refrigerator Buying Tips
- Should You Purchase an Extended Warranty?
- Swash Fits Your Lifestyle and Your Space
- Do You Need a Smart Home or a Thoughtful Home?
- Frigidaire FGVU17F8QF: Is it a Refrigerator or a Freezer?
- Samsung Brings Their A Game ? Top Chef Collection
- 5 Father's Day Gifts Dad is Sure to Love
- Holy Smokes! It?s an Invisible TV!
- Welcome to the Diamond Life - LG Diamond Collection
- GE Caf? for the Serious Home Cook
- Ultimate Washer Buying Guide
- Electrolux IQ Touch EI30GF45QS
- Range Buying Guide
- Cooking Safely with Gas
- How to Extend the Life of Your Refrigerator
- 3 Ways to Clean Your Stainless Steel Appliances
- Is 2015 Year of the Black Stainless Steel Appliances?
- Food Handling 101
- Food Safety at the Grill
- Holiday Food Storage Safety
- How to eat safe while travelling!
- Memorial Day 2016 - LG Twinwash Sale
- AGA at AC: Labor Day Deals & Steals!
- Fall Recipes You Have to Try!
- Healthy Summer Recipes Using Your Smeg Appliances
- 4 Luxurious Kitchens In New York?s Most Expensive Homes
- 3 Beautiful Kitchen Ideas For Brooklyn Brownstones
- Home Theater and Audio Buying Guide
- Inside the Homes and Kitchens Of World Cup?s Top Soccer Stars
- The Savings Continue at Appliances Connection's 2018 Cyber Monday Sale
- An Evening of Cheerful Banter, Sumptuous Food, and New Appliance Features at a Fisher & Paykel Cooking Demonstration
- Five Distinctive Living Room Sets from Coaster
- Celebrate National Bagel Day with Bacon, Scallion, and Cream Cheese Filled Everything Bagel Bombs
- Robot Vacuum Buying Guide
- Appliances Connection Takes a Day Trip Touring the Good Housekeeping Institute and Miele Showroom Part 1
- Sarah Boone: Mother of the Modern Ironing Board
- Expert Opinion: Most Popular High-End Kitchen Packages
- Curved TV Buying Guide
- Looking For High Paying Affiliate Programs? Choose High-End Appliances
Home of the Future: Smarter and More Energy Efficient
By April Khan, Appliances Connection
What exactly is the ?home of the future?? Is it a floating home? A home similar to the Jetsons? home? Or is it something else?Well, expert home appliance manufacturers tell us that the home of the future is simply smarter. It includes a mix of intuitive, streamlined appliances and automated processes.
When smart appliances first hit the waves, critics came from every direction saying that they would make us lazier and uninspired, but they have done everything but. These appliances still require a fair amount of manual manipulation, but the intuitive nature of these products ensures easier controlling and accurate processes. They also save more water and electricity than average appliances, which is a surprise to most people.
But do smart appliances ?make the home of the future? Let?s explore a few expert takes on this subject.
CNN calls it mobile living. One home completely controlled by a mobile app. Up until the invention of smart appliances, smart phones were limited to just controlling TVs and themselves, but now they are capable of contacting your home?s central operation system to run cooling appliances and even wash clothes. The catch is that these appliances have to have smart capabilities in the first place in order for this communication to take place. Lately, manufacturers such as GE, LG and Whirlpool offer smart appliances that connect directly to your mobile phone without a third party intervening. These appliances send messages to you phone to let you know when your dishes are done, your clothes are being washed and even when you run out of food. This makes having a mobile phone an essential part of occupying the home of the future.
Popular Mechanics says that the home of the future is more efficient and safe. Smart monitors and appliances have sensors that measure energy usage and water consumption. Let?s take smart dishwashers for example; their sensors detect the amount of soil on your dishes and the weight of these dishes to determine what setting to wash them on and how much water should be used in cleaning them. Smart monitors such as Nest or Wink detect your home's cooling and heating needs. It does this by literally learning your habits. It then adjusts automatically to keep you from having to constantly change it. This is already happening and will become more sophisticated in the near future. As for the distant future, Popular Mechanic says the following:
?The home will be equipped with a central nervous system that will sense and analyze all appliances and systems, making adjustments when needed. It will send us messages to tell us we?re out of milk and even order it for us. Biometrics will replace the key: We?ll unlock doors via a handle that validates our thumbprint before activating the circuit."
The smart home of the future is also smaller not larger. According to social trends, children of baby boomers prefer to live in walkable diverse neighborhoods instead of rural areas with large homes. They prefer larger rooms instead of larger homes in general. The Concord Group recently conducted a survey to outline which features were most important to this group. The majority (47%) chose large kitchens, 40% chose an open floor plan, 11% chose a formal dining room and 2% chose swimming pools. These numbers directly fall in line with advances in smart technology. There are currently more smart products for the kitchen than any other room of the house.
The home of today is slowly integrating smart technology to make chores easier. The home of the future will do these chores for you, while also decreasing energy usage and the need for more space. I don?t know about you, but this sounds like heaven to me.
Ready to take a plunge into the future? Visit Appliances Connection for all of your smart home needs!