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As design technology progresses to the point of enabling inanimate objects with Wi-Fi, we're bound to see some highly intelligent houses popping up. Automated lights, curtains and home entertainment systems have been on the market for a while, but recently, tech companies around the world have deputed advanced home technology from Wi-Fi-enabled pavementto tweeting refrigerators.

Though we certainly have the capability of producing a house filled to the brim with techs gadgets, very few have actually put forth the effort to tie all of these devices into one property. Instead, there's a growing trend to develop smart homes with a focus on energy and health.

Honda revealed a test smart home system in Japan this month that controls energy usage. Solar cell panels and a rechargeable battery power the house, while a management device monitors the total power supply.

Washington State University's professor Diane Cook foresees smart houses going a step beyond energy control and monitoring resident's well being as well.

"In the home, the idea is that computer software, playing the role of an intelligent agent, perceives the state of the physical environment, reasons about this state using artificial intelligence, and then takes actions to achieve specified goals, such as maximizing comfort of the residents and maintaining health and safety," Cook wrote in an article recently published in Science.

Through ambient intelligence, appliances and devices in homes would be equipped with microprocessors in order to respond to human motions. One day, when technology advances to such a degree, these sensors may even be able to pick up on human emotion.

Aside from well being, smart houses can also be used to access health and hygiene. 

Smart Home Ideas begins from your Kitchen Products:

As the heart of the home, the kitchen is always a happening place. It can be used to entertain family, cook that holiday meal or just scrounge for the latest snack. Depending on your preferences, you can have a chef's kitchen — with an over sized island, plenty of counter top space and a good set of knives — or your own host's kitchen — stocked with a bar, counter stools and of course, plenty of cake stands. Luckily, with a little bit of organization and some quality purchases, any space can become the perfect compromise, with room to spare for both cooking and entertaining. Here are some helpful ways to get the most out of your space


Properly organize your cookware and bake ware.

If your cabinets and drawers don’t include handy built-ins, all is not lost. For baking sheets, use rods or handy dividers to keep them upright and separated. For measuring cups and smaller items, purchase cabinet dividers or plastic storage containers, and use pullout cabinet organizers or hanging pot racks for pots and pans. When organizers aren't an option, make things easier to find by grouping like items together, such as cups, dishes, bowls and food storage containers. 

 

Don’t take the cheap route for large kitchen appliances.

Although it feels great to find a deal, there are some items that are worth the splurge. Because of their frequent use and already expensive price tag, large kitchen appliances are definitely about quality. Especially the Kitchen Sinks and Faucets which is mostly wet for most of the time. They may get tone or rusting after some time of using it. They don’t need to be top of the line, but a good quality Kitchen Sinks and Faucets accessories, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and cook top range will last you for years to come, so you won’t have to worry about constantly replacing them. Smaller things, such as microwaves and coffeemakers, don’t have such big price tags, so they can be swapped with very few headaches. 

 

Easily create an eat-in kitchen.

The foundation of an entertainment kitchen is having it be an eat-in, a place where friends and family can sit down with a plate or cup of coffee. If you have the space, an island is a great way to accomplish this. When you’re cooking, it can work as extra counter top space, and when it’s time to eat, bar stools can turn it into a nontraditional table. If you have a breakfast nook, add a regular-size table for a less formal dining option. If your space is too small for either, a small bistro table can have the same effect. 

 

Reserve counter top space for the important things.

Even though it might be tempting, fight the urge to display all of your purchases; save some counter top space for cooking. You can keep everyday small appliances, like a toaster or coffeemaker, out for convenience, but if space is tight, it might be time to stow cutting boards and mixers. Instead, think about alternative storage. When it comes to your spice rack, opt for cabinet and drawer organizers or a wall rack. And though they might be pretty, dishes and knives are best stored. 

 

Add some color in unexpected ways.

Kitchen materials are often neutral colors, but there’s no need to have a blah room. Instead of going with the traditional beige or white counter top  bring in a fun, entertaining vibe by opting for a green or blue counter top; even a wood counter top would add some warmth and color to an all-white room. When you’re picking your back splash, think along the same lines. Tile comes in many vibrant colors, so it’s the perfect way to add a splash of red or yellow without overpowering the rest of the room. Even inexpensive items such as bright dish towels, toasters and tea kettles can help bring a stronger entertaining vibe to your space. 

 

Kitchen Sinks and Faucets

In a regular week, your kitchen sink is often one of the most utilized products in your house. Because you use it for everything from washing dishes to making morning coffee, the quality of the faucet and sink itself can impact your day-to-day tasks in a big way. If you're in the middle of a kitchen remodel and looking for that just-right addition, there are a lot of sink styles to consider. Farmhouse, trough, double bowl and triple bowl sinks are always great options; to spice them up, you can always find a unique material or add additional features, like a pot filler or hand spray. Before you make any final purchases though, be sure to do your research and find what really works best for you. Here are some tips to get you started.


 What kind of kitchen sink and Faucets should I get?

As you consider what sink to buy, think about the size you need (and can fit) in your kitchen. Double or triple bowl sinks are great if you tend to procrastinate on washing dishes, while trough sinks are ideal for multiple chefs since they often have two faucets. If you're looking to make your sink into a kitchen focal point, try a SPS faucets and Sink which may let you feel better from its special designed and materials that used. In general, you can have an integrated, drop-in, under mount or tiled-in sink, so think about what works best for your kitchen's look and current layout. 

 

What kitchen sink material should I use?

Your sink material is often dictated by your style, but it's also important to consider the durability as well. Stainless steel sinks are by far the most popular option because of their price and slick appearance, though scratches are often more noticeable. For an all-white kitchen, try the SPS faucets and Sink, which are both extremely durable and stylish, yet will still complement your clean-lined kitchen. If you're looking for some texture, as well as a little color, try natural steal, copper, silver or even gold color instead. 

 

What kitchen faucet do I need?

Believe it or not, there are many different kinds of kitchen faucets out there. Do you want a single-mount or double-handle faucet? Do you like the look of a standard or a high-arc spout? Would you use a pot filler or a hand spray? A lot of it is based on personal preference, so think about what you would use and have space for. When picking a finish, be sure to choose one that works with your cabinet hardware and light fixtures; after all, a bronze faucet finish might clash with silver cabinet pulls and stainless steel pendants and even a black marble surface with a gold color specially designed faucet to make your view and feel classic.

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