Cooking Up New Luxury Kitchen Features

Kitchens are the heart of the home. It is were your family and friends gather to bond over a meal and spend quality time together, which is why every detail should be well thought out to fit your family’s needs. Customize your kitchen with luxury details including a coffee bar, double ovens, easily cleaned back splashes and classic finishes.

 

Fuel your mornings with a personalized coffee order of barista quality courtesy of the Miele Plumbed Built-In Coffee System. Undeniably convenient features of the machine include as the CupSensor, a sensor to ensures that your machine is always stocked with cups, and the EasyClick milk system that prepares your coffee just right every single time. Customizable options include setting the temperature of your drink down to the degree, adjusting the amount your coffee is grinded and selecting the amount of each element dispensed. Your unique coffee order can be saved, making your favorite coffee order something you can make with your eyes closed.

 

Not only do double ovens make throwing a dinner party a seamless process, but also double ovens allow you to always be flexible. Don’t stress about keeping track of multiple cooking times and delaying your meals because you need the oven at different temperatures with the flexibility of having two ovens. You’ll never run out of space and you won’t have to worry about keeping your food warm because you can use one of your ovens as a warmer. If you don’t have the space for two ovens, consider getting a warming drawer. These smaller drawers will keep your meal warm until the second your family is ready to sit down together.

 

Probably the most fun part about designing your custom kitchen is picking all the finishes, including light fixtures, cabinets, counter-tops, backsplashes, flooring and seating options. Having a well lite kitchen is essential. Keep things bright with scattered sleek and stylish light fixtures. Online shops like AllModern have a wide variety of modern options to consider as lighting and finishing options for your kitchen. AllModern has a great selection of finishes at an affordable price, but can also be used for inspiration.

 

Seating is also an essential element of the perfect family kitchen. Make the most of your space with an island bar and sleek high-top chairs that will make quick meals and snacks a breeze. Choose a classically simple yet modern table for your kitchen’s breakfast nook like Knoll’s Saarinen tablev and chairs.

 

The absolute most important part of designing your dream kitchen is making sure that its comfortable for your family and fits all of their needs. Put four chairs at your kitchen bar for the four kids to scarf down breakfast before school together and put the toaster next to the built-in coffee machine so that you can pop your toast in the toaster and customize your coffee order while you wait for it to toast.

The Latest in Home Security

Protect what matters most with the latest in home security technology. Companies like Nest, SimpliSafe, Ring, ADT, Abode and Vivint are making home security much easier. Some of these above-and-beyond systems extend past your basic security needs, making even the simplest tasks, like dimming your lights, easier than ever before.

 

Nest Security

Nest Security prides itself on being “tough on intruders, but easy on you.” This home security system is basically invisible to those who are welcomed in your home aka Nest Tag holders. The Nest Tag has the same appearance of a keychain and allows for users to arm and disarm their alarm system without having to manually input their passcode. Protect your windows, doors and rooms with Nest Detact, a sleek and modern looking alarm sensor that is easily applied and removed and does not require a professional to install. Visit Nest’s website to customize your home system.

 

SimpliSafe

Outsmart intruders with SimpliSafe. This home security system comes with alarm monitoring, sirens and multiple sensors with the power to detect movement and other threats including flooding, fires and various other natural disasters. The best part: it’s simplicity! This hassle-free system is completely controllable by one device with a keypad. This easy to install system does not require professional home and will keep you sleeping soundly not having to worry about any threats!

Ring

Ring could not be easier to use and install. This alarm system comes complete with a hub, keypad, motion detector and contact sensor, which can be added as necessary and used to track movement. Ring’s doorbells allow you to see who is at your front door on your cell phone through the Ring app so you’ll always know what’s going on in your home no matter where you are.

 

ADT

Although ADT requires professional installation, it is still among the easiest to use and most secure home security options. ADT prides itself on its above-and-beyond customer service and accessibility. ADT systems answer your every need, including lighting, temperature, alarm and lock controls. All of ADT’s systems can be connected to Alexa, making the whole system voice control activated as well.

 

Abode

If you’re on a budget, then Abode is the answer to all your home security questions. The system is completely self-installable and has many customizable options, making it ideal for renters especially. All of Adobe’s packages are contract free so users can use Abode systems as necessary and aren’t tied down. The multiple package options include free options, making this system even more low stress.

 

Vivint

Vivint Smart Home lets you control your home systems directly from your phone on the Vivint Sky App. Set the mood by adjusting the lights, turn up the temperature or lock your doors all with the touch of a button with Vivint. You can also schedule your alarm system through the easily-to-use phone app, making your life that much easier. In case of an emergency, don’t worry because your Vivant SkyControl panel comes complete with a two-way communication feature so a Vivint Rep can contact you if they suspect something is wrong.

Where to Buy Furniture Pieces That Will Transform Your Home

Miami is home to branches of some of the most innovative furniture design stores in the world. Stores like Roche Bobois, which revolutionized the sectional sofa, and Artefacto, which draws inspiration from almost every corner of the world, are only some of the store’s where you can find pieces that will transform your home.

 

Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois started as a collaboration between the Roche and the Chouchan family in the early 1950s and what started as a modest family store in France, developed into an industry-changing brand and one of the today’s most famous upscale furniture stores. The store’s early collection of contemporary furniture selection was heavily influenced by Bauhaus designers, which you can still see traces of today. In 1971, Hans Hopfer brought Roche Bobois to the next level with the conception of the Mah Jong sofa. Known today as one of the most iconic sofas in the world, it was designed to be a part of the Roche Bobois “signature collection.” The revolutionary and adaptable sofa can be transformed between an armchair, sofa, lounge chair or bed. It serves as a place to “rest, play or lounge,” according to Roche Bobois. Over the years, the brand has collaborated with multiple fashion houses that have created custom prints for the Mah Jong collection, including Missoni Home, Kenzo Takada and Jean Paul Gaultier.

 

Roche Bobois Miami

450 Biltmore Way

Miami, FL 33134

 

Knoll

This world-renowned furniture store has been the number one destination for modern furniture pieces since 1938. This year marks Knoll’s 80th anniversary and although much time has passed since the Bauhaus era, the brand is still proving their commitment to the era’s modern and sustainable design principles through their current collection. The founders, Hans and Florence Knoll, were students at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbook Academy of the Art, which is where their unique style was born. Florence and her husband, Harry Hood Basset, the board Chairman of Southeast Bank at the time, were longtime residents of Gables Estates. The stylish couple constructed a 5.5-acre estate with five bedrooms and six and a half baths on a private waterfront cove in 1972. The property, located at 1 Arvida Parkway, is one of the most prestigious in all of Miami to this day.

 

Throughout the years, the brand has collaborated with multiple designers including David Rockwell, Antenna Design, Barber Osgerby and Formway Design. The store specializes in both residential and workplace furniture design. Florence Knoll was a pioneer in workplace design as she is credited with the idea of “the modern office.” The store is also considered amongst the most environmentally friendly and conscious in the furniture industry. Their environmental initiatives’ three pillars are climate change, third-party certification and environmentally sensitive materials. The brand’s continuous efforts to be environmentally friendly has been a grand success as they have exceeded their goal in reducing their emission of greenhouses gasses by a whopping 23 percent through what they call the Carbon Disclosure Project.

 

Knoll

200 Biscayne Blvd #1700

Miami, FL 33131

 

Artefacto

In just 40 years, Artefacto has made a world-wide impression in the interior design industry. With retail stores in Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States and plans to expand to Africa, Europe and the Middle East in the next few years, Artefacto is a global destination for high design furniture pieces. The store’s pieces infamously combine contemporary elements from northern Italy, the charm of southern France, the simplicity of Asian design and the laid-back style of Brazil.

 

Artefacto Coral Gables

4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd #1600

Coral Gables, FL 33146

 

Artefacto Aventura

17651 Biscayne Bay

Aventura, FL 33160

 

BoConcept

With multiple locations scattered across the world, this Danish furniture store is redefining modern and contemporary furniture. Originally founded in Paris in 1993, the store prides itself on its ability to provide customized pieces for clients. Products purchased at BoConcept can be perfectly customized and fitted to fulfill the client’s vision for their home. All BoConcept stores offer a wide selection of sofas, chairs, tables, storage units, beds and accessories.

 

BoConcept Miami

800 Brickell Ave #107

Miami, FL 33131