What was once a dream of the future is now a reality in many homes: smart technology in the kitchen. Everything from your fridge to your shades to your toaster can now be controlled by your voice, or even a wave of your hand. This level of convenience was once only dreamed of in shows like The Jetsons, then available only to professional chefs and commercial kitchens. But what exactly is this smart technology? Can it really make your life in the kitchen easier?
What is Smart Technology?
Smart tech is more widespread than ever with “assistants” like Siri and Alexa in so many of our devices. Still, it may be wise to first establish what smart technology means. (Hint: it’s more than talking to your phone!)
Smart technology is also known as the Internet of Things (IoT). That refers to devices and appliances that are connected to the internet and can be controlled remotely. In practice, this can take the form of preheating your oven from your smartphone, remotely double-checking that your garage door is closed, or starting your morning coffee with a simple voice command. Some refrigerators can now be connected to the internet to help keep track of food items and expiration dates too.
Not only is this technology convenient, but it can also help you save time and energy. For example, you can use a smart assistant and smart devices to help you with tasks like chopping vegetables or setting a timer. Why not take advantage of these modern conveniences and make your life a little easier?
Smart Tech is for Everyone
In the past, these types of smart devices were expensive and only available to those with deep pockets. Things have changed enough that, now, it can be hard to avoid smart features on some devices, like a TV or a regular-old “feature” phone.
Generally, we think that’s a good thing: smart technology has revolutionized the way we live, work, and play. It’s more connected, more intuitive, and more efficient than ever before. And as the price of smart technology has come down, it’s become more accessible and helpful to the average consumer.
If you’re thinking about adding some smart technology to your kitchen, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider what tasks you want to make easier. Do you want to be able to control your appliances from anywhere? Or do you just want a few convenience features? Once you know what you want, research different products and find ones that fit your needs and budget. There are a lot of options on the market, so take your time and find the perfect fit for your kitchen.
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Adding smart technology to your home, whether it’s in the kitchen or another room, is a great way to increase its value while upgrading your lifestyle. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got some suggestions for you. When it comes time to buy or sell a property in North County San Diego, we’re here for you too! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Contact us today.
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