The kitchen is the gathering place of the home. What factors are influencing design transformation over the next few years, and how can kitchen appliances contribute to a more connected, multifunctional space? This course will explore the state of the kitchen industry, results from a national kitchen and bath design trends survey, examples of smart appliances and their role in a connected kitchen, and the impact of wellness and sustainability on kitchen design.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the state of the kitchen design industry and how the recent COVID-19 upheaval affected consumer desires for their kitchen.
  • Explore the results from a national kitchen and bath design trends survey and how these findings will affect the future of kitchen design.
  • Explain how smart, connected kitchens of the future can meet consumer demands for convenience, ease of function, and optimal performance.
  • Identify wellness aspects of kitchen design that can reduce stress, boost nutrition, and provide a safer cooking environment.

Pre-Requisite: None.