The world isn’t quite the same as it was 6 months ago. We’re spending more time at home, so naturally, a lot of us have thought about upgrading our existing space. It’s the one silver lining of being home-bound for so long. As you envision your dream home, consider new design features that not only make your home look better but more enjoyable.
Technology is such an integral part of our daily lives, it makes sense that it can also play a big part in a home renovation. When seamlessly blended with interior design, technology can turn your home into a place you never want to leave. As you plan your home upgrade, consider these top 5 smart home features to create your perfect oasis.
Lighting and shading for how you imagine using the space
People often underutilize lighting and shading in their homes. Yes, things like window placement and lamp types are essential when illuminating a room, but there’s much more to think about. As you plan your renovation project, it’s important to consider how lightning and shading choices can make a big difference in your home design.You may even find some spaces are used differently throughout the day, and you need lightning and shading that’s equally as dynamic
For instance, if you want to revamp your home office to work more efficiently, consider the range of activities you do throughout the day. Smart lighting technologies like automated shading or adjustable dimmers can benefit your performance, productivity, and well-being. The World Green Business Council even pointed out in a study that better lighting can increase work efficiency by 23%. Or, let’s say you’re remodeling to bring in more natural light. Sun-responsive automated shades that lower and raise according to the position of the sun would be ideal for reducing energy costs and preventing sun fading on windows.
Technology to bring your favorite experiences home
As you’ve settled into your home for the long-term, you’ve had to miss out on some of your favorite experiences; Saturday nights at the movies, music festivals, and your favorite team’s season opener. Well, what if you could bring those experiences right to your doorstep? With smart home technologies, you can.
Consider creating an immersive entertainment experience for your indoor and outdoor spaces by installing dynamic audio and video technology during your home renovation. Just imagine feeling like you’re in the passenger seat of a high-speed chase during an action flick or the front row of a concert as your favorite artist performs, all from the comfort of your home.
Seamless outdoor and indoor spaces
Creating a seamless home experience between your indoor and outdoor spaces is something else to consider – especially as we spend more time at home. Installing smart technologies such as motion detection lighting and bluetooth speakers in your outdoor spaces will make your home all the more enjoyable. A well-designed, technology-advanced outdoor area offers next-level comfort as you unwind and enjoy the weather. Plus, you then have the perfect space for entertaining when you can start hosting social gatherings again.
Next, it’s important to think about how you’ll safeguard what matters most to you. Homes without security systems are 300% more likely to be broken into. However, out of the box solutions only offer basic protection from outside dangers. Standards systems don’t include security features like access control, intrusion detection, and surveillance cameras that provide full, remote coverage of your home, even when hundreds of miles away. That’s why you need to consider customized security that provides ultimate protection and peace of mind when you’re not at home.
Finally, consider how you will fuel your smart home features. What will be the life source of your smart home? A well-designed, powerful network to connect various subsystems, provide clean power, promote fast and reliable communication, and enable strong WiFi signals throughout your house to support smart devices and stream content will be key to transforming your home experience. Without it, your smart home technologies will cease to function and vital components will suffer damage.
Take advantage of your home overhaul and create your dream home. Whether you’re just looking to upgrade your entire home or just one area, keep these smart home features in mind. You’ll wonder how you were ever able to live without them.
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