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5 ways to make your home smarter

5 ways to make your home smarter | @meccinteriors | design bites

Convenience and functionality are paramount in many households, especially among younger homeowners. How can you make your home smarter, and thus more functional? Smart Locks Security and privacy are considered a basic need on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Admittedly, most people I know who have installed smart locks have done so to eliminate the need …

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kitchen tech for a self-sufficient kitchen

kitchen tech for a self-sufficient kitchen | @meccinteriors | design bites

The basic function of the kitchen hasn’t changed in a very long time. Even the basic look has remained fairly consistent. The predominant changes we’re seeing are thanks to kitchen tech. As technology and smart kitchens continue to advance, we’re moving towards a self-sufficient kitchen that focuses on wellness and gourmet efficiencies. Voice Tech As …

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say hello to the world’s smartest bathroom

say hello to the world's smartest bathroom | @meccinteriors | design bites

Are you ready to say hello to what could be the world’s smartest bathroom? Kohler thinks the time is right to integrate a suite of bathroom–and kitchen–products directly with the voice-activated technology of Alexa and, in some cases, Microsoft Azure, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant. Branded Kohler Konnect, the app lets you set preferences across a number …

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does your bathroom need a smart toilet?

does your bathroom need a smart toilet? | @meccinteriors | design bites

Our homes are becoming increasingly smart or connected. That simply means we’re enjoying more conveniences and luxuries provided by technology and not completing simple tasks ourselves. If you’re going for a true luxury bathroom experience, a smart toilet is definitely a step up from the basic comforts. If you want to be pampered, take a …

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invisible tech options for your home

invisible tech options for your home | @meccinteriors | design bites

As our lives become increasingly dependent on tech, more people are desirous of seeing less tech once they walk through the doors of their homes. The irony, of course, is that they still want the convenience tech provides. As smart home features become more commonplace, expect to see a growing number of invisible tech options. …

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will builders dreams of homes of the future come true?

will builders dreams of homes of the future come true? | @meccinteriors | design bites

The following excerpt was written by Michele Lerner and appeared in its entirety in the The Washington Post. Ever thought about having a dedicated room with an operable opening on the top to accommodate drone deliveries? Or using a 3-D printer to supply hinges for your cabinets? Or imagined your home’s windows adjusting to light and …

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will the new water station mean the return of the top load washer?

will the new water station mean the return of the top load washer? | @meccinteriors | design bites

Are you among those who miss the convenience of a top-load washing machine when it comes to treating stains? I know many people who have held on to their 70s model washer for this very reason, preferring the soaking option even if it means being less energy and water efficient. Now, with the Water Station, you …

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savvy is the smart mirror you didn’t know you wanted

savvy is the smart mirror you didn't know you wanted | @meccinteriors | design bites

The days of a mirror being simply a surface of reflection may be numbered. Smart mirrors with televisions have been available for several years already; we’re moving to the next level with products like the Savvy smart mirror. While Savvy is designed specifically for the hospitality (hotels, bed and breakfasts) and commercial markets, many of these features …

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smart kitchen technology will become a daily reality

smart kitchen technology will become a daily reality | @meccinteriors | design bites

In case you haven’t noticed, an increasing number of kitchen appliances and fixtures now come with the option to sync up with mobile apps and voice activation systems like Alexa. Some appliances can communicate with each other to plan and time your meals and shopping lists. What else might smart kitchen technology have in store for the …

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snap now to design your best indoor air quality

snap now to design your best indoor air quality | @meccinteriors | design bites

Allergy sufferers know that early Spring can be less than fun, even if you’re hiding indoors. Many experts say that the air inside our homes, however, is actually more polluted than the outdoor air. Consider using a tool like the Snap Air Quality Balancer “to monitor and improve the quality of the air in your …

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