As kitchen appliances get smarter and more connected, designers must educate themselves regarding the capabilities, benefits and limitations of these products so they can help their clients choose the best technology to meets their needs.
“There are incredible benefits on the way and groundbreaking changes are taking place,” adds Koehler. “Just like everything else that is this dramatic, there are good and bad things. I do think this technology will change kitchen design and kitchen designers. A lot of what we do is in ergonomics… in prep areas, work stations, human tasks, etc. When you start to think about automating those things, it changes the way you live and function in the kitchen.”