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Enhance Your Kitchen with Smart Home Automation

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Enhance Your Kitchen with Smart Home Automation

When talking about smart home automation, it’s easy to get lost in what the high-tech gear can do for a house. But whether you live in Austin, TX or any other city, you know that a house is not just a building – it’s your family’s home. And in a lot of homes, the kitchen is where families gather to share their day, plan the next vacation and simply spend quality time together over a home cooked meal. Home automation can make spending time in the kitchen more convenient and a whole lot more fun. Here are a few ways that you can enhance the heart of your home:

Audio and Video

Some people like to relax while listening to music. Some choose to unwind while watching the evening news. And if you’ve ever tried to cook a family dinner, you know it can sometimes be a little stressful. Automated audio and video can help keep you calm while you cook. Smart home automation offers the benefit of bringing your media into the kitchen whether you’re preparing a meal or sitting down to a weekday dinner. And with a smart AV streaming system, like DM 3.0 by Crestron, you’ll have nearly infinite options for when you’re chowing down with the kids or spending a romantic night with your spouse.

Mounted Tablets

Picture this: you’re preparing the most stupendous dish you’ve ever served. You’ve spent hours making it, and your eyes have been glued to the tablet on the counter so that you can follow the recipe in every minute detail. It’s all going perfectly until – whoops, your hand slips and you spill pasta sauce all over everything. Trust us, nobody looks forward to spaghetti-and-iPad. That’s why a wall-mounted tablet with a stable Internet connection is essential to your kitchen. You’ll be able to stay organized without worrying about damaging your technology, or losing track of your recipe.

Lighting and Shading

As we head into the summer months and the days start to get longer, it’s very likely that you’ll be sitting down to dinner with the sun still shining. Your family probably doesn’t want to talk about their day while getting sunburned. A quality automated shading system, like Siovia QED by Lutron, can keep the glare away from the kitchen table and keep your family cool and comfortable with the simple touch of a button.

Similarly, meals are no fun in complete darkness. When cooler months rolls around and the sun sets earlier and earlier each day, you won’t even have to think about lighting up the kitchen with Lutron’s Clear Connect Daylight Sensors. As the sun goes down, the lights go up, making family time an illuminating experience.

Home Control

If your kitchen is where your family gathers to spend time together, it makes sense that you would want to be able to control the rest of the house from there. Tell the kids it’s time for dinner by playing a certain song throughout your whole home audio system. Schedule Sunday brunch by putting it on the digital calendar. Or make sure you’re not wasting energy by turning off the lights in all of the other empty rooms. With smart home automation you can stay in control while making sure your roast doesn’t burn.

Are you ready to get started on enhancing your kitchen? Contact us to begin your kitchen automation project today.