The past decade has seen a wide variety of astounding inventions – from Ipads and their seemingly unlimited supply of innovative applications to complete game-changers like tesla power, 3D printing, drones, and augmented reality gaming.
Many of these inventions wouldn’t have entered our wildest dreams just a few years before. The 2020s will no doubt bear witness to more mind-boggling innovations. Just how our lives, societies and homes will change is utterly unpredictable.
Not all these inventions, however, have been welcomed warmly. Phones, Ipads, applications, and the obsession with social media obsession has evolved at a relentless pace, bringing about a great number of controversies and complexities, with more people glued to screens than ever before.
How you indulge new inventions and your take on how damaging they can be is largely down to the individual and their lifestyle but one area where innovations are rarely opposed is that of the domestic space.
A plethora of home appliances and home design products have emerged over the last decade, all designed to simplify the home, ease your day to day life and help bolster more efficient living in the domestic sphere.
Here we take you through some of our top selections from the past decade, how they can improve home living for the 2020s and why these appliances and home products will be essential members of modern kitchen design for the years to come.
Smart Art TV
Now dating back nearly 100 years, the television has begun to feel like something from the dark ages compared to the technology to emerge over the last decade. Yet despite all these innovations, the television hasn’t ceased to be a central part of our lives.
Out of all the screens that now dominate our lives, TV is the one we share with friends and family. Online streaming platforms like Netflix and other internet entertainment services means we have access to an unprecedented amount of films and television series.
Everybody seems to be obsessed with something new each month with entertainment from all manner of genres produced by many different companies. Smart TV offer that perfect family evening in relaxing with loved ones while watching whatever you like.
Luckily, recent developments mean we can enjoy television more than ever — but also remove it from our lives when it is not in use. This smart television offers high-resolution QLED picture quality but double up as a stunning piece of art, disguising themselves and removing another blank screen from the home.
You can choose from over 1,000 pieces of art uploaded via smartphone or USB. The screens work with the room’s lighting via a brightness sensor that balances the screen’s brightness with natural illumination, so the framed TV will always look at its most natural.
This way, the television goes from being an overwhelming screen dominating the living room to a sleek, subtle piece of art when not in use — that can resume its full cinematic potential at the push of a button.
Smart TV Showing Selected Art by Samsung
MOTION SENSOR VIDEO DOORBELLS
Another fantastic home product to come from the 2010s is the monitor sensor video doorbell. Video doorbell maker, Ring, was bought by Amazon for over a billion dollars a couple of years ago and with good reason — its products are likely to be an essential part of the house of the future.
The small, motion sensor doorbell has a wonderful effect on your peace of mind. You can see, hear and speak to those outside your door from your phone, tablet or laptop — anywhere on the planet.
The mobile sensor video doorbell is not only a huge improvement in the health and safety of the home space but also wonderfully efficient at looking after your home wherever you may be. Inbuilt motion sensors alert you as soon as your doorbell detects nearby activity, so you’ll always be on top of your home’s security.
Versatile Boiling Water Tap by Quooker
While the motion sensor video doorbell has reinvented the doorbell, Quooker has done the same but with the kitchen tap. Taps have been around for quite some time now so you’d be forgiven for thinking they must have evolved to just about their maximum potential. That was until Quooker got involved and decided to revolutionise this age-old kitchen feature.
Quooker’s kitchen taps don’t just offer water like your average tap — they dispense boiling water, sparkling water and filtered chilled water all at the twist of a nozzle, saving time and space and also reducing health and safety risks. No longer do you need a kettle taking up unnecessary worktop space, filtered water in the fridge — or have to buy fizzy water from the supermarket when taps like this do it all.
A sophisticated system allows these taps to function with complete safety. The fully insulated tap provides boiling water with a double press and turn and a ring at the base of the tap illuminates red to indicate boiling water is in use. A single tap and turn provide sparkling water, indicated by a blue light at the base. A longer hold provides filtered water. When the Co2 tank is getting close to empty a beep will signal it’s time for new filters.
Long gone is the need to boil water for tea, coffee, blanching vegetables or the need to buy plastic bottles. Versatile taps are the thing of the future because they are efficient, cost-effective, time-saving and environmentally friendly. On top of this, they are sleek and make your kitchen sink a wonderful aesthetically pleasing kitchen feature.
A Sleek Dual-Compartment Motion Sensor Bin
Another addition that will in years to come no doubt be labelled an essential part of the kitchen set up are motion sensor bins. Bringing in a wonderful mix of practicality and hygiene at a small and uncostly measure.
The touch-free technology that comes with the motion sensor bin eradicates any necessity to touch the bin which can instead be opened with a wave of the hand or call of a voice. Your hands and the bin lid itself are then rarely in contact which avoids dirt and waste getting on the bin and also making it far more hygienic. It’s also wonderfully efficient for when you’re juggling kitchen tasks and feel like you don’t have enough hands for everything.
As well as practical and hygienic motion sensor bins boost organisation and look good. Optional dual compartments makes recycling and organising waste easy and efficient. The range of colours and simplistic options on the market mean that they can slot into any kitchen set up regardless of how elegant and sleek or rustic and traditional the kitchen may be.
Wireless Charging Alarm Clock Radio by Pure
Innovative products all emerge with the aim of simplifying our lives and helping to make daily tasks easier. They also nearly always seek to minimalise furniture and appliances while riding clutter and cables.
So many products of today are now versatile, packed full of features and serving more than one purpose. A perfect example of this are bluetooth charging alarm clocks such as Pure’s wireless phone charging alarm clock radios designed and engineers in the UK. The unique feature here is in the name. Though packed to the brim with a multitude of fantastic features it’s the wireless charging that makes it such a great product for 2020.
Everybody can relate to the many frustrations encountered with mobile phone charging. Cables breaking, different plugs and sockets, different length cables – the number of potential issues these days are endless. With wireless charging alarm clocks the need for plugging a phone in is completely removed. Instead phones are simply placed on top of the alarm clock on a wireless charging pad and begin recharging instantly. Minimal effort and no reliance on cables makes this an instant household essential.
Alarm clocks, sleep timer, kitchen timer, USB power ports, a fully functioning radio and bluetooth streaming makes this a fantastic phone charger equipped with many brilliant features and a space-saving design..