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Trends is still a little far from there," said Luis Bebchik, principal of Miami-based firm HausScape. "At the same time, there are strong traditions involved in the cooking process. It is an art, and the big challenge for technology is how to evolve these traditions into new trends." CUSTOMIZING FOR CHEFS Cooking With Technology The emerging smart kitchen strives to simplify and connect consumers' lives ABOVE The SIGNATURE KITCHEN SUITE allows homeowners to stay in touch with their appliances through Wi-Fi connectivity with SmartThingQ. With the push of a button, a client can monitor appliances remotely, receive push notifications with a phone or tablet and report errors straight to a designated Kitchen Concierge, available through an app. RIGHT CHICAGO FAUCETS' E-Tronic 40 hands-free sensor faucet responds and adjusts quickly to different types of users, minimizing false activations and maximizing water savings. A dual-beam infrared sensor with multiple programmable operating modes compensates for any variances in restroom structure or design. B USY LIVES AND TECHNOLOGY ARE MORE CLOSELY INTERTWINED than ever before, but manufacturers are picking up on the needs of these active consumers and using technology to actually simplify their lives. "People are asking for products that make everyday tasks quicker and easier so they can spend quality time with their family and friends," said Kais Zaiane, director of Gaggenau for North America. "Needs and expectations are always changing, and consumers expect technology to adapt with those needs and expectations." According to a 2015 study done by the Pew Research Center, 68 percent of Americans have smartphones and 45 percent have tablet computers, while nearly 90 percent of the population have regular access to the Internet. Another 2014 survey done by NextMarket Insights estimates that 24 percent of those who cook regularly use a tablet or smartphone all the time to help them in the kitchen, and another 34 percent report using technology like this on a semi-frequent basis. "It is the digital era and our entire world runs on digital devices, but the kitchen 14 BELOW RIGHT MIELE's Combi- Steam Oven essentially combines three ovens in one. A fully functioning steam oven and convection oven are available, as well as the possibility of combining the two technologies together to create restaurant-quality foods at home. BY ERINN WALDO The oven is the first traditional safe zone for cooks - we start there baking cookies and move on to birthday cakes and turkey dinners. What's new is the efficiency, customizability and aesthetic design of that oven. "An oven formerly had a certain shape to accommodate the functionality of the technology built into it, but today the freedom to design is much larger," said Kathrin Pfeifer, product development manager of cooking appliances for Miele. Now new ovens - like Miele's Combi-Steam Oven - combine several functions into one appliance for more efficient use of space in the kitchen. With this technology, even novice cooks can both bake bread and roast potatoes with the same oven. Access to ovens with advanced cooking and recipe systems is also spurring on beginners in the kitchen. Ovens with these systems take after the smartphone with recipe options and cooking programs, allowing the cook to customize meals by the touch of a button. Manufacturers are upping the ante with perks that allow the consumer to search and store cooking instructions within the appliance - or Jenn-Air's Culinary Center that considers details like desired doneness and type of cookware. "Our team sees an opportunity to strengthen customization according to who is inter-  acting with the technology," said Bob Ber- Kitchen & Bath Business / MAY-JUNE 2016 / KBBONLINE.COM / The official publication of KBIS (KBIS.com) http://www.KBBONLINE.COM http://www.KBIS.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016

Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016
Contents
Editor's Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trents
Dealer Dish
Better Business
All Abroad
Tech Savvy
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Adding a powder room prompts master bath renovation
Two kitchens and a master bath accommodate family life
Learning Corner
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Editor's Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Hot Topic
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 12
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Trents
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 15
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Dealer Dish
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Better Business
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 21
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - All Abroad
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 23
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - What’s Cool
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Adding a powder room prompts master bath renovation
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 40
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Two kitchens and a master bath accommodate family life
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2016 - Learning Corner
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