Welcome to the smart kitchen. Where you can control everything with simple voice commands and quick taps of a screen. Your très chic kitchen now includes smart toys from Amazon, Google, and Kohler for a fresh innovative experience. If you aren’t an amateur chef already, you just might start to fall in love with the culinary arts.


Alexa is your new Sous Chef. She is a wealth of information in the kitchen and she can recite any recipe you can imagine. Just choose your region of interest.

“Alexa, find a Spanish Tapas recipe.”

The Amazon smart assistant will spill forth an abundance of mouthwatering possibilities. Request cooking ideas, order groceries, make a coffee, and play music…all with a few words to Alexa. And before you know it, you will be on your way to creating culinary artistry that will leave you very pleasantly surprised at your abilities.

With Alexa in the kitchen, you can set multiple timers, convert units of measurement, and even control smart cookers and large appliances. Get calorie counts or allergen information when deciding on ingredient modifications. And pair the perfect bottle of wine with your recipe.


“Hey Google, call mom.”

Now that you have all of your ingredients together, oven pre-heating, knives sharpened, and wine breathing, it’s time to do some chopping. Google Assistant’s hands-free capabilities allow you to catch up on phone calls while you cook. With the Google Home Hub, you can see your recipes on the screen, and give commands to advance to the next step. Do you want to listen to Seth Rogan’s latest podcast to pass the time or your opera playlist on Spotify to get you in the zone? Just tell Google to put it on for you.

Kohler Konnect

Part of the fun of experimenting in the kitchen is playing with colorful ingredients and getting them all over your hands. The last thing you want to do is push the handle at the sink. The Kohler Konnect Touchless Smart Faucet has a motion sensor. Just wave your hand and the water comes on. The faucet is voice activated. Simple commands activate measured dispensing of water. Kohler’s Sensate also communicates with Alexa, has a leak detection feature, and will give you a water usage recording. Just another way to be energy efficient in your automated home.

Smart Skills

With the help of your cutting-edge smart kitchen, you’ve created an exotic Tapas spread.

“Alexa set the scene to Dinner Party.”

The lights dim to a candlelit glow, shades come up to reveal the sunset, a carefully curated playlist croons throughout. Then the doorbell alerts you that your “bestie” has arrived. And it’s time to show off your new culinary talents.

Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.

If you would like to learn more about smart kitchen technology for your automated home, feel free to connect with us. We will be happy to schedule a demo with you.

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