When it comes to appliances two trends continue to gain traction—energy efficiency (of course) and high-tech upgrades. Whether we’re talking about an oven or a built-in coffee and espresso machine, homeowners are investing in smart appliances that use less energy, all while performing more functions than ever before. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest trends in home appliances for 2016.
Maybe you look for that Energy Star label because you love the Earth; maybe you look for it because you love saving money. Either way, homeowners have more options than ever when it comes time to choose new appliances. We happen to love the Energy Star website, which makes it simple to identify energy efficient products, find tax credits, and locate a builder in your area. Don’t forget to cross-reference your builder against the GHBA Buyers Guide!
Turn Up the Heat
Renovating a kitchen in 2016 is about much more than simply choosing a new refrigerator, stove, oven, and dishwasher. Not only have these kitchen staples received their own impressive upgrades in recent years, but new appliance options allow homeowners to further customize their home kitchens to professional (or nearly professional) standards. Why settle for four burners when you could have that six- or eight-burner Wolf range? Or perhaps it’s time to consider Wolf’s magnetic induction cooktop, where you can enjoy a temperature response up to 40 percent faster than gas or electric—all on a surface that never heats up!
The same goes for the refrigerator. Once a humble, humming box that kept our milk fresh, today’s refrigerators have specialized cooling and humidity controls, high-efficiency LED lighting, and even touchscreen and Wi-Fi capability! This spring Samsung is rolling out its Family Hub refrigerator with a 21.5” LED touchscreen and cameras that will help you do everything from tracking groceries to streaming your favorite music and apps.
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