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If you’re looking for a unique way to enhance your kitchen, you can’t go wrong with frameless European cabinets. You’re sure to appreciate their contemporary design and top-notch quality for years to come. In the event you do decide to invest in European cabinets, you may want to familiarize yourself with the latest and greatest technologies that can make your life easier while you’re cooking, cleaning, or simply hanging out. Here’s an overview of several of the smart solutions available today.

Hidden Power Stations

With hidden power stations, you can transform your kitchen island or any other countertop into a convenient workspace. They typically feature a pop-up design with three electrical outlets and two USB ports. Since they’re offered in multiple colors, you’re sure to find one that matches your kitchen’s unique aesthetics. Note that while the hidden power stations are often used in kitchens, they can also be installed in any room with a large flat surface.

LED Cabinet Lighting

While LED cabinet lights aren’t necessary, they can take your kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary. They offer a simple way to show off wine bottles, art or family heirlooms, increase visibility while you’re cooking, set the mood, and boost your home value. Plus they’re affordable and a breeze to install.

Hands-Free Touchless Technology

Sometimes, your hands are full but you need to open the trash can. In this situation, a trash cabinet with hands-free access can come in handy. All you have to do is tap your elbow, hip, or knee to open it. This is a convenient feature that is sure to simplify the process of cleaning up or putting away groceries.

Under Cabinet Tablet Holder

If you use a tablet to read or get some work done, for example, you might find an under cabinet tablet holder useful. As long as it’s properly installed underneath your wall cabinets, it will tilt down and provide the ideal viewing height. When you’re not using it, it will be hidden beneath the cabinet to save on counter space and protect the cabinet.

Remote Control Cabinets

There’s a good chance you store valuables in your kitchen. That’s where cabinets with remote controls come in. With one keypad, you can lock several cabinets and gain some much needed peace of mind. If you want to protect your personal or business documents, alcohol, cleaning supplies, or anything else, remote control locking cabinets are the ultimate solution.

Soft Close Cabinets

Soft close cabinets use a special hinge that slows down the cabinet door as it’s closed. If you invest in soft close cabinets, you won’t have to worry about slamming like you would with traditional cabinets. If your hands are full with plates, for example, all you have to do is nudge the cabinet door and it will close softly.

How Technology is Changing the Cabinet Industry

Thanks to technology, there are more advancements in the cabinet industry today than ever before. Here are several of the many ways it’s changing.



Every homeowner has their own unique needs. Fortunately, technology like computer-aided design (CAD) software has made it easy to customize cabinets to meet exact specifications.


While machines can’t replace the talents of cabinet professionals, they do allow for greater efficiency. A CNC machine, for example, can cut and shape materials with the utmost precision. There are also robots that can sand and paint cabinets in addition to other repetitive tasks.

Smart Cabinets

Smart cabinets refer to the innovations we discussed above and incorporate things like cameras, sensors, and other technologies that perform a variety of functions.

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality or AR can help you visualize what your cabinets will look like in your home before they’re actually produced. This can help you make smart decisions and ensure you’re happy with your cabinets.


Many consumers prioritize sustainability when they shop for cabinets. Technology, such as 3D printing makes it easier for cabinet manufacturers to produce green-friendly products. Automation is also useful in that it can reduce waste and energy consumption.

Acadia Craft: We Combine Modern European Cabinetry With Cutting Edge Technology

Acadia Craft is the premier European cabinet company in Woodinville. We guarantee cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and exceptional craftsmanship that will turn heads left and right. We are well-versed in modern cabinet technology and European storage trends and would be happy to educate you and recommend the ideal options for your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward transforming your home with our beautiful and functional cabinetry!