Last week I had the pleasure of visiting a newly revamped Magnet Kitchens showroom in Sutton, London. The reason for the visit to this state of the art showroom was the addition of some incredible pieces of technology, some not seen in the UK before. Now if you follow regularly, you know how I love the use of technology in the home, it’s something that I’m always keen to test, and love incorporating into our own home (although there has been some recent resistance to Alexa!).
Anyway, let me show you around the showroom and introduce some of the tech. Stick with this, if you’re in the market for a new kitchen this is going to totally change how you make your renovation decisions.
If you want to skip the words, scroll down to see my showroom tour, including a showcase of the new 3D Kitchen Modeller.
Digital Kitchen Display:
A space at the front of the store where you can select different cabinets, handles and finishes and see them all displayed in a real life size kitchen in full HD. This gives customers a clear idea of how their chosen pieces will fit together without Magnet having to display the full range. Do hit play on the video at the bottom of the post to see this in action.
Throughout the store, Magnet has installed touchscreens showcasing the full range of appliances from hobs, to ovens, to sinks and taps allowing the customer to scroll through and select those that appeal most. Saving them to a wishlist the customer can then choose to email the list to themselves helping with the design and decision process.
3D Kitchen Modeller:
This has to be the most fun and exciting development in the store, and for Magnet Kitchens themselves. They are the first kitchen supplier in the UK to develop virtual reality in kitchen design and it certainly makes for a completely immersive and interactive design experience.
Customers are able to build their kitchen with small blocks and see it come to life on the screen in front of them. Not only that, the visual reality goggles enable them to step into their new kitchen, moving around it, understanding the layout and ultimately being part of their new kitchen before it’s even been built. Whilst this technology is still only available in the Sutton showroom, I’m sure it won’t be long before it’s rolled out to many others across the country
Want to see this in full effect? Click on the play button below and watch me give you a showroom tour including a full demo the of the Kitchen Modeller visual reality in action:
Thanks to Magnet Kitchens for inviting me down for the evening.
You can see all of this kitchen design technology in action at the Sutton showroom.
Are you inspired by this new kitchen design tech? I’d love to know your thoughts below.