If you’re the least bit interested in upscale home design, the HGTV show “The Property Brothers” is a guilty pleasure. They operate under conditions that we, as custom home builders in Needham, would love to enjoy – unlimited budgets, lots of behind the scenes help, and did we mention unlimited budgets?
On the most recent show, the Property Brothers renovated two upscale kitchen/dining area spaces. The budget for the first project came in at $120,000 and the second at $140,000, just to frame expectations here.
And what’s fascinating to us – and we think indicative of kitchen design choices Needham homeowners might be making – is the use of technology to create energy efficient kitchens. One home was fitted with solar panels specifically for the purpose of powering the kitchen appliances. There were a lot of additionally bells and whistles built into this smart kitchen to allow for precise temperature control in the oven, refrigerator and water heater, as well as operating lights and other tech features.
Sustainability is very important to lots of people. Additionally, the reliability of the power grid is increasingly an issue. Having solar installed provides a degree of comfort and security for homeowners that know they’ll never lose a refrigerator full of food just because the snow plow took out a power pole!
As custom home builders in Needham, it’s very satisfying to see planet friendly technology has evolved to such a degree it meets the aesthetic standards of the most discerning homeowners. We’ve found that every generation of homeowner is now talking about things like energy efficiency and reducing the family’s carbon footprint. Young families and active seniors are including sustainability in their kitchen renovation plans.
We’re currently booking in mid to late 2024, which means that you have plenty of time to start thinking about the energy efficiency and smart technology for your new kitchen. You don’t need to have your plans already drawn up – or even started! – to get on the schedule – so call us today to schedule your 2024 upgrades.