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Cordless Kitchen by URBANEER and the Wireless Power Consortium Featured at 2018 Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle

URBANEER partnered with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) to develop the very first commercially available wireless power kitchen, which was on display at the 2018 North America Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, WA. All of the countertops in the kitchen are imbedded with Qi technology, and devices are powered by simply being placed on the surface (think cell phones, laptops, and cordless appliances, which are soon to hit the US market...). Studies suggest that the kitchen is the most trafficked and important area in many people’s homes and technology has pervaded nearly every aspect of our lives, and we are now bringing that into the kitchen.

Millennials Are Going Crazy Over This New Living Trend

If you are new to a city, balling on a budget or searching for a community, “Co-Living” may be the right option for you. Shared living companies such as WeLive, Common, Outside and Roam are bringing communal living into the 21st century. Young people are searching for community and connection in their cities, and co-living enables new connections as well as newfound freedom and flexibility.

Introducing the URBANEER Horizontal Wall Bed

Introducing The URBANEER Horizontal Wall Bed, the newest multifunctional piece in URBANEER's suite of smart products. Like all of our products, the Horizontal Wall Bed was designed to bring flexibility and multi-functionality to any room. We designed the Horizontal Wall Bed to open up sideways to allow for additional clearance when there is a low ceiling, when the projection into the room is limited, or if the occupant desires that particular style. Just like everything we create, functionality and quality were at top-of-mind while designing and engineering this piece.

Growing Minimalist Culture

Within the past few years, the minimalist movement has grown into its very own culture. From art and design to lifestyle, minimalism inspires a number of people across the world. People are realizing that the space they have to work with every day is getting smaller.

URBANEER and Wireless Power Consortium to Showcase the Future Kitchen at CES 2018 LVCC Booth SL2

URBANEER and the Wireless Power Consortium team up to showcase the first commercial kitchen available with wireless power.

URBANEER Welcomes Two New Members to Our Team

In support of our expanding product line and growing business, URBANEER has made two invaluable hires. Lauren Applin, formerly of The Stow Company and Herman Miller, comes on as our VP of Product, and Jim Branski, who has decades of senior-level financial service experience, comes on as our CFO.

ROI: How Housing Innovation Can Deliver Immediate Returns

Innovative ideas and products often don't go to market because they can't pencil out in present market conditions. Across Urbaneer's fifty-plus projects, we have consistently delivered units that lease faster and yield higher returns on a square foot basis than conventional units.

4 Ways Developers and Property Managers Can Design Around the Way People Live in the 21st Century

It can be difficult for real estate developers and property managers to pin down what kind of housing people need in the 21st century.

The History of URBANEER

The need for effective space solutions has not always been high priority. But as our population grows and space becomes more limited, people need a way to make every square foot count.

The Morton

One challenge in the residential market is attracting residents and buyers to properties. In a city that’s growing as quickly as Grand Rapids is, city real estate has become both in demand and competitive. In order to attract residents and buyers, residential areas need to be desirable.

The Rise of Compact Space

There’s a problem with supply and affordability in today’s housing market.

Spaces That Learn — GRBJ Feature

URBANEER™ was recently featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal sharing information about Spaces That Learn.

Meet Bruce

Behind every brand is a passionate and motivated leader. For URBANEER, it’s Bruce Thompson, president and cofounder of the space-solutions company.

URBANEER: Because Every Square Foot Counts

As people move and change, the spaces they live, work and play in need to reflect that evolution. Spaces not only need to be efficient and functional, but also have pleasant and modern aesthetics incorporated into them.