The Kitchen As We Know It Is Dying:Make Way For The Kitchen of The Future
The kitchens of old are making way for the kitchen of the future, its metamorphosis a result of the technology-savvy millennials’ habits and hungers. No longer just a workroom to house appliances and surfaces used in meal preparation and cleanup, the kitchen is now home office, entertainment central, place of homework-doing and project-collaborating.
“Convenience is just as important as it was 20 years ago, but a new level of it has been enabled with technology and new kitchen tools.” The digitization of the connected home, meal and grocery delivery systems, grocerants (supermarkets that offer restaurant-quality foods), online ordering, mobile apps, and “a wave of newer, safer, and more robust cooking tools like Instant Pots” and Brava Ovens are changing how we cook and what we eat.
Appliance giant BSH is positioned to lead this evolution by teaming up with Techstars to create the “BSH Future Home Accelerator Powered by Techstars,” an accelerator targeted at “early stage companies with innovative digital business models that want to accelerate their ideas around the connected kitchen of the future home.”
According to Better Homes & Gardens real estate survey, “When it comes to the next generation of homeowners, more than half of millennials believe home technology capabilities are more important than ‘curb appeal.’” Join regional kitchen design experts as they explore how these advances in appliance technology and changes in meal preparation inform kitchen design today? How are we preparing our clients for how they will cook and occupy the most important room in the house?
|ABOUT THE MODERATOR|
|Beth Pilar Strongwater|
|ABOUT THE PRESENTERS|
|Patti Naumann – Wm Ohs|
|Lauren Murry – Thurston Kitchens|
|Jed MacKenzie – bulthaup|
|Brian Piagnelli – Rifugio Modern|