Reflecting on some modern touches to today’s homes

I feel like I have been writing many articles this month.

Kim Meckler

I feel like I have been writing many articles this month.

Every month I submit eight but they are spread out over the weeks so it doesn’t feel like much of an effort at all since I love to write but this month has meant early submissions due to the holidays and a special feature as well. I am almost worded out! I have been working on creating interesting and fun articles for my dear readers and it seems that most of my work has been geared towards Christmas and holiday themes.

This changes right now!

2015 is upon us; who would have ever believed that we would reach this point in history?

I remember back in high school when the Prince song 1999 was popular, the concept of reaching the year 2000 was almost unbelievable in 1985.

Imagining the world in 1999 seemed futuristic and far out and concepts like being able to see who you were talking to on the phone were mind blowing!

The days of hanging out in my friends’ living room trying to record something onto a cassette by placing the radio close to the boom box are long gone and we have streamlined almost everything else in our lives.

Do you remember crawling around on your kitchen floor digging through the lazy Susan in your cupboards looking for that elusive item in the dark depths of that silly cabinet?

My mom always kept the peanut butter in there and I was forever spinning that contraption to find what I wanted. Corner drawers have revolutionized this dilemma and now you have easy access to a critical storage space.

I’m sure many of you came in from playing outside to have your mom command you to ‘wash your hands!’

The really smart moms added ‘use soap and water’ because they knew how sneaky children could be. Our society is over zealous about germs and it is now possible to install self-sterilizing door handles in your home.

These lever style handles have an ultraviolet light which turns on automatically when not in use to keep bacteria at bay so even if your kids don’t use soap and water there is an additional layer of protection.

From tablet-based floor plan light switches to high tech water monitoring faucets you can choose a number of high tech gadgets to make your day to day lives easier.

We have travelled a millennium since 1985 and our homes are no exception.

The developments in luxury items for our homes are as amazing as you can imagine and I believe that the house of the future is now. When we have the ability to remotely control the heat, lighting and even turn the oven on by using our smart phone – we have arrived at a very special time in history.

There have been so many amazing developments in home decor and finishes it would take me months of articles to finish telling you about them!

If you sit at your computer and Google high tech homes you will be in for some mind blowing information.

It will make everyone who is a child of the 70s or 80s say WOW over and over…much like the first time you saw the TV commercial for the Clapper! Enjoy your New Year everyone and thank you for reading!

Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

 

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