A global survey from Whirlpool Corporation is helping paint a picture of what future smart homes will look like. Responses from homeowners and renters in four different regions of the world show what consumers are craving: smart features that are easy to understand and are a practical and efficient addition to their everyday household tasks. According to the survey, a vast majority of consumers (72%) are looking for simpler, faster ways to help manage their lives, and over half admit to feeling that cooking (52%) and doing laundry (58%) take up more than the preferred amount of time. Other findings from the survey include: three in four respondents (74%) are interested in smart appliance features that reduce food waste; three in four respondents (75%) are interested in smart appliance features that manage water usage; three in four respondents (78%) are interested in smart appliance features that help them save money; two in three respondents (64%) say it’s important that their appliances help save on electricity costs and two in three respondents (69%) actively seek out products that can be personalized to their unique preferences. The results are based on a survey fielded by Research Now on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation of more than 2,000 consumers representing four countries, including the U.S., India, Brazil and France.