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" Smart home tech can give you an opportunity to
live a better life. "
Strang added that he personally enjoys using
a smart watch to calculate his health while
he bicycles, and he believes that this type of advanced
health data will become more prominent
in the home. Technology that calculates how
much water is consumed, how many hours slept
and how clean the air is can play a large role in
improving the well-being of a homeowner. It
can also allow someone elderly to age in place
in their own home more easily and without as
much outside help.
" I expect living-in-place design to keep evolving
through higher adoption of smart technology,
especially artificial intelligence, " said Ronn Jefferson,
product manager of Geberit. " This could
potentially reduce the workload and increase quality
of life for occupants and caregivers. "
A voice-enabled smart home will allow an elderly
client to easily secure their home, turn lights
on and off, monitor what's cooking and communicate
with family. If this home contains younger
family members, it can make life more streamlined
with automatic actions like lowering the air at
night or turning the music on at a certain time of
day. Although this might have seemed superfluous
in the past, post-2020 homeowners are now
depending on this technology to improve their
overall quality of life and allow them to focus on
what's truly important at home.
" After 15 months of lockdown, we are still dependent
on technology and the ability to connect,
and I don't see that going away anytime soon, "
said Saragosti. " Smart means being able to design
your kitchen and bath the way you want them
to be. "
RIGHT The Dart Canyon
stainless-steel farmhouse sink
from ELKAY is designed to
comply with ADA Accessibility
Guidelines and is ADA compliant
when properly installed. A
raised work shelf at the front of
the sink acts as a convenient
storage solution for kitchen
tools and allows tasks to be
completed while seated.
Crafted of 16-gauge stainless
steel for lasting durability and
performance, the extra-deep
rear bowl offers more room
inside for washing large pots
and stacking dishes. MSRP
starts at $1,145.
www.elkay.com/us/en
2ND ROW, NEAR RIGHT
NIAGARA's Barron Toilet carries
a powerful pressure-assist
vessel and is offered in 1.0 and
1.28 gpf, round and elongated
bowls, as well as a back outlet
option. With ADA and standard
heights, the Barron line
has a powerful flush, carries
a 15-year warranty and is
WaterSense certified. MSRP is
$521.48. niagaracorp.com
2ND ROW, FAR RIGHT KOHLER
introduces nine new touchless
faucets. Shown here
is the Gooseneck model,
which offers a soft flow that
precisely balances individual
streams of water. These new
smart-sensor faucets are
available with an ECOPOWER
or electric platform and a flow
rate of 0.5 or 0.35 gallons per
minute. MSRP starts at $886.
www.us.kohler.com
LEFT GEBERIT in-wall systems
lift plumbing fixtures like toilets
and lavatories off the floor,
increasing accessible space.
The Geberit system for toilets
hides the toilet tank inside the
wall for even greater space
savings. Geberit flush plates
and buttons offer a range of
accessible flushing methods,
including light-touch and
touchless options. MSRP varies
depending on the toilet that
accompanies the carrier.
www.geberitnorthamerica.com
THE FUTURE OF LIVING IN PLACE
Especially in light of the pandemic, people want to stay at home and out of
senior living facilities as long as possible. They want every family member,
from the toddler to the elderly grandmother, to feel comfortable and safe. A
home with basic living-in-place elements, like wider walkways and curbless
showers, combined with newer - but just as important - products like antimicrobial
surfaces and voice-enabled lighting - makes this possible.
" Many people are taking into consideration what is needed to make sure
their family is comfortable, whether that's an older parent moving in or knowing
they plan to live in their home for decades to come, " said Slattery. " More
homeowners are going to be looking for added aging-in-place features when
they purchase a product. "
Those with healthful attributes, like low-VOC finishes or a nature-inspired
appeal, will probably have a larger influence on living-in-place design in
the future as people focus more on personal wellness. The smart home will
continue to grow in prominence for every age group, making life simpler
for all types of families - from the standard nuclear family to the growing
multigenerational family that is growing more common today.
" The sky is the limit when it comes to living in place and designing for the
future, " said Flaa. " As younger generations enter the home-buying process
and homeowners become aware of the possibility of aging in place, we can
expect more advancements in products and building materials to further
enhance this concept. "
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Editor's Note
KBIS Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Deep Dive
KBIS
NKBA List
Better Business
Hot Topic
All Abroad
Research Roundup
Wellness Design
Before & After
Small Spaces
Solutions
What's Hot
Favorites
Last Word
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