Home assistants and tablets are on the rise in kitchen remodels, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Many of us spend all day with our computers and cellphones constantly within arm’s reach, so it may not be surprising that these items are now working their way into our kitchens. Some homeowners renovating their kitchens are choosing to upgrade electronics in these spaces, and among this group, home assistants and dedicated kitchen tablets are on the rise.
A recent report from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) shows homeowners are increasingly using technology in their kitchen, causing potential ripple effects impacting kitchen design. The report tallied responses from homeowners aged 25-65 planning a kitchen remodel in the next two years. According to the report, the top three areas where consumers seek knowledge from their designers are in smart appliances, Wi-Fi connectivity, and centralized lighting controls.