If your kitchen is outdated then you could be creating more hassle for yourself. A modern, smart kitchen can do wonders – saving you time, energy and money! Here are some things to consider when refreshing your kitchen.


You’ll need to consider if you want ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting or all three. Ambient lighting is the most basic kind and acts as general lighting for the room – it can come in the form of standing lights, ceiling lights and more. Accent lighting is used as the name suggests – to accentuate different parts of the room. It’s a decorative form of lighting, rather than a practical one. Task lighting, on the other hand, is important as it helps to illuminate spaces that might need extra light – such as the sink or cooker. Consider what kind of lighting would be useful in your kitchen; start with ambient lighting as it’s the most basic form, then work your way around.

Smart appliances

Get rid of those old appliances and swap them in favour of new, smart appliances. The most useful thing about smart appliances is they can be controlled remotely – simply connect them to your smartphone or other device and you’ll have full control! Being able to preheat your oven from your smartphone can save you a lot of time, and smart appliances are often more energy-efficient than regular appliances, too.

Home assistant

Having a home assistant, such as Amazon’s Alexa, can act as a useful, hands-free tool. If you have smart appliances then you can also automate them with Alexa, so you’ll be able to ask her to turn the oven on in time for dinner, turn off certain lights and much more!

If you would like a kitchen refresh then look no further than MW Smarthomes! We offer home automation and electrical installation for any kitchen – just contact us for more details.