Online CEU courses provided by Jenn-Air by expert instructors allow you to continue your quest to be the best by keeping up on the latest information in your field. The courses provide continuing education in accordance with the AIA, IDCEC and NKBA.
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Appliance technologies and the kitchen's place in the home have changed drastically over the past twenty years. Modern kitchens have grown in size and are now the heart of the home for entertaining, dining and working. Many times there are several people cooking at the same time. Given these scenarios, it is important to consider the entire range of users, from young children to the elderly. In this course we will discuss how kitchen planning can serve the needs of three generations, from Generation Y (aka Millennials) to the Baby Boomers. We will focus on how these groups differ in their vision of how a kitchen should function, style preferences, appliance requests, acceptance or integration of technology into the space, and universal design.
How cooling, chilling and freezing systems operate will be highlighted in the program. Planning standards for refrigerator/freezer placement and use will be reviewed, followed by a discussion of how creative designers are expanding on these basic planning principles to personalize their proposed kitchen solutions for prospective clients.
This course will identify key trends on the horizon that relate to kitchen design and product specification. The course will cover advances in appliance, fixture, finish and material technology, as well as trends in space planning and kitchen connectivity.
Designers know the kitchen is the heart of the home ... however, an intriguing trend is emerging – for many homes, a second support kitchen is being requested.
Whether Contemporary or Traditionally styled, today's sophisticated kitchens require careful appliance location detailing. While many kitchen designers do not provide the appliances, product knowledge and planning expertise around these important pieces of equipment is highly valued by today's consumer. Therefore, kitchen experts need to be well versed in the details of appliance operation, and be creative when locating them in the plan.
Regardless of the type of entertaining space, kitchen planners need to ask more questions to learn what the prospective client really means when they say, "We entertain in our kitchen." The specialist must also be familiar with unique appliances designed to make entertaining easy for the hostess, and have a good grasp of how much seating and standing space is required for people to comfortably gather together in.
While these new appliances are popular with homeowners planning a new kitchen, they test the planner's space management talents. "Where to put them?" is a new question challenging kitchen specialists. This detailed equipment discussion will be followed by practical "how to" information about where these new innovative appliances might be located in both large and small spaces.
Increase the value of your kitchen design solutions by considering technology innovations that enhance the comfort or increase the convenience of rooms you create. Explore items such as operational cabinet hardware, multi-height gathering area furniture, appliance technology and energy-efficient lighting systems.
Get creative with small kitchens. Learn how to create multi-tasking centers, incorporate multi-functional appliances and expand "visual space."
Explore cooking appliances, new technologies, how technologies impact the placement of the appliance and the surrounding storage space for the appliance, and LED lighting.
Learn how to match kitchen design with generational needs and preferences, including the multi-generational family.