Episode 22: The Top High Tech Features to Incorporate into Your Kitchen Design

Hi there! Welcome to the “Ask Alexa” series. I’m Alexa Drees, the Design Center Director at Drees Homes, and I’m excited to bring you weekly tips, advice, and answers to your dilemmas to help make designing your dream home an easy and enjoyable process. Each week, I’ll be rolling out a new feature. (If you missed our first 21 videos, you can watch them here.)

In honor of our 90th anniversary, we have built 12 anniversary show homes across the country. They each showcase the innovative new technology that is continually incorporated into our home designs. Today, we’re talking about all the really cool high tech features you will find in these homes.

The MotionSense Rinse

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First and foremost, the Moen MontionSense faucet is quickly becoming a fan favorite. This special faucet offers touchless activation to turn the water on and off with the wave of your hand. This is prefect for messy kid hands or the quick rinse mid-recipe.

Built to Bake Like a Pro

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Imagine living with a full lineup of smart home appliances. For example, Whirlpool and Jenn-Air appliances provide a full range of enhanced features. Enjoy sensor-cooking capabilities and notifications/alerts sent straight to your phone. Additionally, these smart home appliance can even sync with Amazon’s Alexa for voice-activation.

Smart and Savvy Under Cabinet Systems


Our anniversary show home kitchens also feature innovative modular under-cabinet systems that make countertop clutter obsolete while also providing valuable task lighting. With these features, you’re not only elevating your lighting, outlets and use of space, but you’re truly elevating your life by enhancing ease and efficiency. The modular systems even have a docking port for your tablet or mobile phone!

There are so many high tech kitchen features to love in the 90th anniversary homes! Ready to experience these in person? Join us for our 90th Anniversary Homes Shows, which kick off across the country this spring.

For the first look at new “Ask Alexa” segments, be sure to follow along on Facebook. We look forward to having you join us on this journey of design exploration!

All the best,
Alexa Drees

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