Ah the perks of working at an internationally revered publication... No, we're not talking about Unplggd, but rather the tech bible Wired. This month's issue includes a story on upgrading tech spaces within the home. Wired editors and staff writers upgraded both their own rooms, along with a few lucky readers, to show off how one can update the ol' garage, home office, kitchen, and media room.
While it's relatively easy to give a tech makeover to gadget heavy rooms like the home office or media room, the kitchen can be a little harder. The appliances that make up a kitchen can't simply be placed on a desk or console, but rather are giant pieces of furniture in a sense, that need to fit snuggly in your space, while still allowing you room to work.
Wired's executive editor Thomas Goetz, updated his 1983 kitchen with some great new pieces -- including beautiful cabinet doors and hardware, as well as countertops made of ash and recycled glass bottles -- but we were a bit disappointed with the lack of cutting edge tech in the space. While the $5,500 Aga Legacy stove/oven is beautiful in its retro styling, if you're going to spend that much why not switch to induction? It's crazy efficient. While cooks love gas, isn't it time we curbed our fossil fuels use in the kitchen?
Speaking of green kitchens, where's the dishwasher? Washing soiled plates, cups, and pans by hand wastes tons of water -- 16.5 gallons -- while running the dishwasher uses between 3 to 4.25 gallons of H20. We're hoping it's hidden behind the frame...