A Kitchen You’ll Really Love

When people think of smart home automation the kitchen isn’t usually the first room that comes to mind. Home theatre is generally the first priority. But the kitchen can be a place where smart home automation shines. So where to Start When Designing Your Dream Kitchen?

You want a good speaker system in your kitchen

There are some conveniences you are probably familiar with that can do in the kitchen. Then there are some state of the art options that are so new many companies in the industry don’t even think about them. Let’s look at the way we can spruce up what is often the busiest room in the house.

Why? Think of all the time you spend there and how music can make it better. It could be lively music to make clean-up go faster. It could be romantic music to set the mood as you prepare a candlelight dinner. Or it could be the news and traffic reports as you eat breakfast before your business day. An audio system controlled by a convenient touch pad or iPhone/iPad should be part of your basic equipment.

Award winning Crestron audio system and precision crafted speakers, fill your home with a clarity and quality to please the most discerning audiophile. When Designing Your Dream Kitchen, clarity and quality is important in a noisy place like Kitchen.

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Video in the Kitchen?

Absolutely! From your favourite afternoon TV shows to calling up a recipe on the internet to pleasing the people who want their morning news on the television, not the radio, you will find that a screen in the kitchen will be in constant use. When Designing Your Dream Kitchen, at least one video feed must be considered.

You could also view the Video/live stream on the control surface or Touch Screen.

Lighting in the kitchen

Good work light in the kitchen is important, but after the work is done you may not want it that bright.

A zoned dimmer system is the answer. When Designing Your Dream Kitchen, Energy efficient LED lights can brighten up the counters, while diffused ceiling lights give you good general illumination. Dim them any way you choose from your touch panel.

Intelligent lighting will turn itself off when you are not around – saving you precise energy helping our lovely planet.


Some parts of automating appliances can be very basic. For example, you can put power controls on devices like coffee makers that might be left on by mistake. Not sure if you left it on? Kill the power from anywhere in the world using your smart phone. On the other hand, you can start your coffee maker from the touch screen in the upstairs bedroom and have it ready by the time you get downstairs.

Now we get to some of the newer items. Maybe it’s time you got an internet refrigerator. What’s that?

Internet refrigerators, also called Net Fridges, IoT fridges, smart fridges are basically refrigerators with a connection to the Internet. Here is a link to view some. Disclaimer: We are not affiliate and do not get any commission from the link.

Some have a full built-in computer complete with hard drive like the LG refrigerator, and others have Internet access through a limited number of applications like the Samsung models. They include a touch screen, speakers, and Wi-Fi connections to the Internet or your home network.

Popular applications include: Memo writing, calendar scheduling (great for meal planning), accessing online and personal recipes, weather reports, listening to music and notification of low or expiring foods. Because of their connection to the internet, they can be integrated into you whole home system.

Some of the LG model will actually analyze what’s inside the refrigerator and suggest recipes based on what’s on hand. Once you have the recipe, the refrigerator can automatically pass the instructions on to your Smart Oven. The oven can also be monitored and controlled from off site by any smart device.

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