Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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preferred settings let consumers multitask, making [this faucet] a great addition to a busy home." When homeowners pursue an improvement project, they invest in the kitchen to increase ease of use and improve their experience, Moore adds. "Dispensing measured amounts of water means the user gets just the right amount for a recipe, virtually eliminating the need for measur- ing cups. While their hands are busy preparing food or cleaning up, voice commands can control the faucet on the other side of the kitchen to 'fill the pasta pot,' giving homeowners the ability to multitask like never before." The manufacturer has also noticed a rising popularity in the professional kitchen style, which can be satisfied with the Kohler Semi-Professional Faucet Collection in Simplice, Bellera, Purist and Tourant. "The three-function pull-down spray head lets you cycle through a range of tasks at the touch of a button: an aerated stream for rinsing, Sweep spray for cleaning, and Boost function for fast filling of pots and pitchers," Moore says. Design Vision The new Descanso Series Pull-Down Kitchen faucet from California Faucets captures a grow- ing popularity of the industrial look. Featuring a knurled handle reminiscent of an industrial tool, and helping them envision what those would look like in their own homes, she says. "From cooking holiday meals to everyday life, in most American houses, the kitchen is the heart of the home," Pien adds. "Investing in the kitchen is the best way to see a return on your home im- provement project, increasing the overall value of the house. We are constantly working on concepts that combine innovative designs with purposeful technology to provide consumers with products that improve daily life." Range of Tasks With the ability to respond to voice commands, the Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet becomes a kitchen assistant for consumers, says Eric Moore, interior designer for Kohler. Not only does the faucet respond to simple commands to turn water on and off, but it also responds to commands to dispense measured amounts of water, and it uses the Kohler Konnect app to monitor water usage. "Consumers are looking for intuitive spaces that work with them to make the cooking experience easy and seamless," he notes. "The Sensate [fau- cet] with Kohler Konnect allows users to fill pots using voice commands, leaving their hands free to complete other tasks within the kitchen. These KOHLER gives consumers a kitchen assistant with the Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet (above), which responds to voice commands and pairs with the Kohler Konnect app to monitor water usage and alert homeowners if unusual usage is detected. Circle 7 on inquiry card QualifiedRemodeler.com June 2019 55

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