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Think About Smart Home Products for Summer

From new appliances to custom cabinets, Long Island homeowners often purchase new items for the home and do long-needed renovations once summer rolls around and life slows down. If you’re itching to make some home improvements this summer, smart home products are probably the smartest home upgrades you could make. With one stroll through our kitchen and bath showroom, Long Island homeowners and Greater New York City residents can easily imagine their new kitchen or home with some of the latest smart products on offer. There are many new products on the horizon, as well. Keep reading to learn more about some of the latest ways to make your home “smart.”

21st Century Water Filtration Systems

Water filters have been available for home usage for quite some time, but in recent years they’ve really evolved. And some of the new products hitting the market are even able to generate clean, fresh, drinkable water using nothing but the humidity in the air. 

Fridges and Trash Cans That Write Your Shopping List

New fridge-cam technology is making it possible to receive alerts on your phone as soon as you run out of your favorite refrigerated items. New trash can scanners can also read bar codes on packaging before you throw it away, so you will instantly have a list of everything you need to replace. There is even a voice-activated feature to add items to the list that don’t have bar codes.

Home Robots That Do More Than Sweep Floors

Some of the new home robots coming out can not only clean carpets or hardwood floors, but also humidify and purify the air while enhancing your home’s security with motion sensors. When speaking with one of the experts at our kitchen and bath showroom, Manhasset, Great Neck, Long Island and NYC home and apartment owners may also learn that it’s possible to sync a smart home assistant with various smart appliances to control everything in one place.

Next-Level Home Security Systems

Home security is an issue of primary concern for many of the customers that walk into our kitchen and bath showroom. Great Neck, Manhasset, Long Island and NYC homeowners and apartment owners can feel safer than ever in their homes, though, with some of the next-level security systems that are available now or hitting stores soon. Some of the best home security products also link all the smart products in a customer’s home, creating a truly seamless experience while providing peace of mind.  

Smart Vents for Indoor Air Pollution

While you may not worry much about indoor air pollution, it can be just as unhealthy – or sometimes worse than – the pollution that you may encounter outside. New “smart” ventilation systems can do things that would have once been thought unimaginable for the home, such as measuring air flow and checking air quality with cutting-edge sensors.

There’s Always a Smart Reason to Upgrade Your Cabinets

With new custom cabinets, Great Neck, Manhasset, Long Island and NYC homes and apartments can have a new lease on life. And fortunately for area residents, Elite Kitchen & Bath is the premier source for handcrafted custom cabinets. Manhasset, Great Neck, Long Island and NYC home and apartment owners can choose from a wide range of artisanal cabinetry that perfectly complements all these smart products improving life at home.

Summer is an ideal time to make those changes you’ve been meaning to make in your home. And it appears that smart home products, combined with handcrafted home cabinetry products, is the perfect mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology.

Cabinetry Still King When it comes to Kitchen Redesign

Ask any general contractor Manhasset to Long Island and beyond, and they’ll tell you cabinetry is still king when it comes to kitchen redesign projects. When you enter our kitchen and bath showroom in Manhasset, NY, the wide selection of cabinetry from fine makers such as Rutt and Touchstone attests to this cabinet-focused approach to kitchen design. But what is so special about the cabinets? Why are cabinets the most-sold product in almost any kitchen showroom? Long Island, Manhasset and Great Neck homeowners with newly remodeled kitchens might be able to tell you why, but don’t wait to find them. We can tell you right now why cabinets are still king when it comes to kitchen redesign. 

Elite is a “One Stop Shop” for design and all home renovations. Call 516-365-0595 to talk to one of our in house professionals to get your kitchen renovation started today!

Elite is a “One Stop Shop” for design and all home renovations. Call 516-365-0595 to talk to one of our in house professionals to get your kitchen renovation started today!


Cabinets Are Where the Heart Is

The cabinets are where you’ll find the heart of the kitchen. While the appliances offer all the functionality, the cabinets are the center of the spatial and aesthetic design. The doors or “faces” of the cabinets take up more space in the viewer’s eye than any other part of the kitchen, the boxed interior provides storage that takes the kitchen from cluttered to clean, and the hardware including knobs and pulls adds a truly unique stylistic touch that pulls everything together.

New Cabinets Can Go a Long Way

While a massive kitchen overhaul may sound like a nightmare, installing new cabinets doesn’t sound so bad, right? And with nothing more than new cabinets, you can truly transform your kitchen. Just one peak at our design center should make the possibilities clear. Even if you have a tight budget or time constraints, you can dramatically change the look, feel and function of your kitchen by changing nothing more than the cabinetry.

The Right Cabinetry Enhances Real Estate Value

You may have heard that improvements to the kitchen and bathroom can do more to increase the real estate value of a home than any other renovations made in a home. If you haven’t heard, just ask a general contractor. Great Neck, Long Island and Manhasset homeowners can improve the resale value of their home by simply adding new cabinets to their kitchen, while a project with a similar budget and timeframe in the living room or bedrooms may only have a miniscule effect.

More Cabinet Choices than Ever Before

While cabinetry used to be fairly standardized, with only a small range of available options for doors and handles, the options are seemingly endless in this day and age. Our range of Rutt products, for example, includes three product lines: Rutt Classic, Regency by Rutt, and Ruskin designed by Scott A. Stultz exclusively for Rutt. Within these three product lines alones you’ll find more colors, materials, shapes, fixtures and other detail choices than you can imagine. Whether you want to create a French country kitchen, Asian-inspired eating place or contemporary culinary space with muted colors and seamless lines, you can achieve that look with the right cabinetry. The products are out there for you to play around with, have fun with, and create the ideal kitchen for yourself and your loved ones’ wants and needs.

As you can see, cabinetry is certainly still king when it comes to kitchen redesign. If you’re still not convinced, just stop by our kitchen and bath showroom! Long Island, Great Neck and Manhasset homeowners from far and wide have already discovered the versatility and heightened effect of the right cabinetry in their kitchens and dining spaces.