Monday, February 7th, 2022 by Susan Raisanen
Homeowners in Arizona are overwhelmingly desiring healthier, multifunctional, convenient, and technologically advanced kitchens, baths, and other rooms in the home. The global pandemic has placed health and well-being at the top of homeowners’ wish lists. These desires have translated into increased demand for touchless faucets, deeper sinks and countertops, sinks, hardware, flooring, and other common kitchen components that perform better, are easier to use, and resist germs, bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Because the role of the kitchen has expanded to include office, classroom, café, and many other functions, Scottsdale and Phoenix homeowners are more open to larger windows, glass doors, nature-inspired textures, comfortable areas to eat, and multiple workstations in their dream kitchens. Open floor plans that can integrate with other rooms in the home and offer a seamless transition to outdoors have been and are expected to remain extremely popular.
A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. People are spending more time in their homes and cooking more often. They desire kitchens that maximize the use of countertop space and offer designated areas for meal preparation, cooking, cleanup, dining, studying, and working. The desire for clutterless countertops has increased demand for enhanced storage solutions that include pantries, frameless cabinetry, and open shelving that can display clear containers to organize food not only on the shelves, but also in the fridge, pantry, and other areas of the kitchen.
Smart functionality in both the kitchen and bath also promotes health and well-being. Everything from smart device charging stations incorporated into kitchen drawers to waterproof televisions being installed in kitchen backsplashes, technology is making kitchens and baths easier, more enjoyable, and healthier. In the bath, homeowners are creating in-home spas that allow for a few minutes of calm and relaxation, devoid of texts, tweets, and emails where they can wash away the stresses of the day. There has been a boom in demand for smart toilets that clean themselves, automatically lift seats and flush, connect to personal digital assistants and offer bidet functionality.
Advanced shower systems have become a staple that provides steam, light, aroma, and sound therapies that reduce stress, remove toxins from the body, rejuvenate skin, message and restore tired and/or arthritic muscles and provide a sense of calm and well-being.
Freestanding soaker baths can also include similar therapies to advanced shower systems. Solid surface materials are often the choice for soaking tubs because of their ability to retain heat and are easy to clean and maintain.
Flooring tile for the kitchen bath and shower area also can help promote a healthy and safe environment. We are specifying antimicrobial, slip-resistant tile that is easy to clean that resists mold, mildew, and bacteria.
If you want to know how you can make your kitchen, bath, and other rooms in your home healthier, easier, and more enjoyable to use, please give us a call at 1-855-221-8286 or join us at our next seminar. Kohler is the sponsor of our February Remodeling Seminar, and they have some of the latest and greatest in technology in the home to share with us. Register here.