Utopia    Feature 01 Dec 2015

Traditional Technological Kitchens and their flush hobs, concealed power outlets and extractors

Contemporary kitchens and high-tech appliances go hand in hand, but if you prefer a more classic style you can still benefit from state-of-the-art technology

These innovative products deliver on performance while complementing their traditional surroundings…

You’d expect a contemporary kitchen to be fitted with the very latest gadgets and gizmos – everything from state-of-the-art built-in appliances to high-tech lighting, touchscreen displays, Smart drawers and ultramodern digital controls – but what if you want to benefit from the latest technological advances, but prefer a traditional style?

Downdraft extractors, concealable power outlets, flush hobs and integrated appliances are all discreet ways you can trick the eye and sneak highly-functional electricals into your kitchen. When not in use you can shut cupboard doors and hide appliances so your kitchen keeps its elegant, classical look.

If out of sight is too impractical, there are über-modern products that are perfectly suited to a classic scheme. Raw materials, such as wood and stone, complement traditional kitchens. Although you’ll be hard-pressed to find a wooden microwave or a stone coffee machine, appliances in stainless steel won’t look out of place surrounded by these materials. Furthermore, some of the latest technology is now available under the guise of traditional designs, so you can no longer tell how Smart an appliance is from its appearance.

Whether you choose to conceal your technology, opt for appliances that complement your scheme or decide to hide your modern equipment in plain sight, there is something for every style.


Published in Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine