Payne Family Homes & KOHLER® Bring Smart Technology Home Creating Truly Remarkable Everyday Experiences


ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 18, 2018 – New construction homes across the St. Louis metropolitan area built by the award-winning Payne Family Homes have for years been constructed including world-famous KOHLER® plumbing fixtures and faucets as a standard included feature. Today, however, Payne Family Homes and KOHLER® announce that each luxurious Total Kohler® Home now includes the option to add KOHLER® Konnect™ voice-enabled technology to the showers, baths, toilets, mirrors and faucets of your new home.

New Home Made Simple

“Innovative KOHLER® Konnect™ technology is not only positively remarkable in what it can do for you,” said Cyndie Roche, VP Sales & Marketing at Payne Family Homes and host of the real estate podcast New Home Made Simple, “but it’s remarkable in how dramatically the KOHLER® Konnect™ products can transform the simplest moments of our lives to enrich each and every day.”

The Verdera® Voice Lighted Mirror from KOHLER® Konnect™ has Amazon Alexa built right in. The connection means the perfect light setting for make-up application is just a phrase away. Additionally, the innovative Verdera® mirror gives users the power to check the local traffic report, weather forecast, and add items to their shopping lists – all while moving through the morning routine. Extend the connection to start the car, lift the garage door, lock up the house and activate home security from the master bath.

“Imagine the luxury of regaining precious moments of time, moving through the day with a greater level of convenience, feeling better prepared and more informed. Imagine starting – or ending – your day with the simplicity of hands-free, voice-activated assistance as you move through your routine,” said Roche.

Simply say the words and KOHLER® Konnect™ voice-activated tub faucets draw your bath to your preset temperature preference and exactly the right water level. The DTV Prompt® Shower System allows personalized presets for sound, water, steam, temp and lighting. Touchless toilets provide warm seating and a built-in night light. Kitchen faucets can easily measure and fill your baby’s bottle while you simply cuddle your little bundle of joy.

“We don’t generally take the time to think about all of the ways in which we live with water inside our homes, but that’s exactly what Kohler does.” said Roche.

Jason Keller of Kohler’s Innovations Lab will join Cyndie Roche and the New Home Made Simple podcast in September for a product demonstration and discussion about the many features and benefits of KOHLER® Konnect™ products. Subscribe on iTunes, follow the Facebook Group or visit www.newhomemadesimple.com to learn more. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to enter to win KOHLER® Konnect™ for their own home. Payne Family Homes will be among the first to offer Kohler Konnect products in the St. Louis region.

About Payne Family Homes

Established as one of the Payne Family of companies in 2005, Payne Family Homes has quickly risen to be the St. Louis metro region’s second fastest-growing homebuilder and recently was named one of the area’s fastest growing companies by the St. Louis Business Journal. With communities in some of the most desirable areas of St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties, Payne Family Homes builds memorable estate homes, villas, and single-family homes in nearly every price range. For more information, visit www.paynefamilyhomes.com  or call 314-477-1218.