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4 must-have home appliances for 2018

Fri January 26, 2018

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What does the house of the future look like? It's a question that forward-thinking interior designers and architects have been trying to tackle for a long time, and with each new year we see a wave of innovative trends that push the world of property design one step closer to an answer. 

As technology continues to advance at breakneck speeds, an enormous part of buying a new home is fitting it out with the very latest appliances. Not only do these make our lives easier by simplifying everything from cooking to washing, they also introduce new ways to enjoy a property. With that in mind, let's take a look at four of the must-have home appliances for 2018, and what makes them so desirable in modern homes. 

In recent years we've seen a sudden shift towards new, more innovative ways of preparing food.

1. Gourmet ovens

Oven technology, at least in the home, has remained relatively consistent over the last few decades, but in recent years we've seen a sudden shift towards new, more innovative ways of preparing food. Today, gourmet ovens are the name of the game, and there are several different options to choose from that go far above traditional electric units. Whether that means investing in a chef-quality gas oven that allows for precise temperature control or a technologically advanced steam oven that can cook faster and retain more nutrients will depend on your own cooking style. 

2. Smart kitchen appliances

Staying in the kitchen, 2018 is a great year to invest in all the little bits and pieces that will make your meal preparation easier, and more importantly, healthier. For example, professional-level blenders and mixers are now relatively affordable, making it possible to create drinks, smoothies and so much more, all at the press of a button. Technology is also being integrated into traditional cooking equipment such as crock pots, allowing you to simply enter the results you want, and leave the appliance to do the rest, ensuring perfect results every time. 

Stay healthy with fresh juices and smoothies from your smart blender. Smart blenders mean you can make cafe-quality juices and smoothies at the press of a button.

3. Air purifiers

Appliances designed to help you stay healthy also exist outside of the kitchen, with smart air purifiers predicted to be some of the most popular home investments for 2018. Companies such as LG have pioneered purifiers that offer Smartphone and WiFi control, meaning that you can control the quality of air in your home from a different room, or even from outside the house! If you or your family are prone to colds or have allergies, investing in a smart purifier is a great way to make sure your house is a safe, healthy environment. 

TVs have been pretty technologically advanced for a while now, but expect to see some truly amazing new products released over the next year.

4. Smart TVs

TVs have been pretty technologically advanced for a while now, but expect to see some truly amazing new products released over the next year. Rather than simply being a screen to watch shows and movies on, modern televisions are designed to be integrated into the home itself, such as Samsung's 'Wall' and LG's 'Wallpaper' models. Not only will modern smart TVs offer full connectivity to everything from Netflix to your personal photo collections, they will also start to become more bespoke.

For example, Samsung has been working on modular television technology, which will ultimately make it possible to order a TV in a specific size. That means no more need to worry about delicate measurements to ensure your new screen fits a specific space. Just order the exact dimensions you need, sit back, and enjoy!

Of course, you'll need a lovely home to put all of these incredible appliances in, and that's where the Laing+Simmons team can help. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, contact us today to make your property dreams a reality. 

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