Here are four high tech features we recently found that you’ll be asking ‘Why hasn’t anyone made this until now?!’ to take your next Charlotte home renovations to the next level.

Every now and then, some new products come across our desks and newsfeeds that make us ask why – as in why hasn’t anyone made this before now? Here are four that we recently found that you might want to incorporate in your next kitchen renovation, bathroom remodeling or Charlotte home remodeling project.

Thin is in.

When it comes to kitchen countertop materials, sleek is neat – just think high-end European design. Unfortunately, until now there haven’t been many thin options that looked good and performed well. Wilsonart is changing that with its new link of THINSCAPE Performance Tops. At just ½” thick, this versatile composite paper-based material is moisture-, stain-, and impact-resistant – and even works with undermount sinks. Slim decorative slabs are available in a dozen stone, woodgrain and metal designs, so there is certain to be one that matches your style.

Changeable – and Disappearing.

BEST® has long been known for creating fashionable and functional range hoods, so it’s not surprising that the company came out with a sleek new model with interchangeable color options. The Inspira range hood series offers eight interchangeable glass panels to personalize to your décor – and they are available in chimney, island and under-counter models for flexibility. (And we still love the Windy fan from BEST, which features a minimalistic design that looks more like an overhead light than a fan. This allows you to put your range and fan virtually anywhere in the kitchen while still preserving open views.)

Brighter Bathrooms.

If you’ve ever wanted a little extra soft light in the shower, Delta Faucet’s new Pendant Raincan Shower Head with H2OkineticTechnology features water-powered LED lights built right into the showerhead. They subtly glow when the water is on and turn off automatically when the water does – giving just the right amount of soft lighting. 

Voice Control Everything!

If you love Alexa, why not integrate her into every room of your home without having to buy separate devices? Juno, an Acuity Brands company, offers its Juno AI Speaker Light with Alexa built right into a ceiling light fixture. This high-tech light uses Alexa to control smart home devices such as thermostats, doorbells and more.

With so many exciting options available, isn’t it time you discovered what’s new?