Tuesday, January 20, 2015 / by Jason Stockwell
With more manufacturers pushing the envelope in smart home design, homeowners can expect a fully connected home in the not-so-distant future. From donation-enabled laundry to intelligent kitchen surfaces, find out what the experts at top brands have in store for the “home ecosystem.” Expanding on the popular digital cook top concept, top appliance brands predict a concept cooking environment and fully connected, social media hub that syncs devices and all your kitchen appliances. One possible innovation is an interactive backsplash with the potential to:
- Connect to social networks and favorite websites
- Store recipe cards in digital format
- Track refrigerator inventory and create grocery lists
- Keep tabs on expected guests with GPS
Furthermore, we may also see the debut of thoughtful appliances that work for homeowners and the greater good. Laundry, for example, could become an act of charity with apps that automate donations for every load. Washers may also come equipped with at-home quiet modes triggered by a smartphone, and varied cycles for specialized clothing like active wear, infant clothing or hand-wash fabrics.
There is a lot to look forward to when it comes to the advancement of technology, and we can’t wait to see what it holds for quickly progressing smart homes!