The best way to make a home feel truly luxurious and from the future is to make it as connected as possible. Technology has come such a long way, and some of the most compelling tech has been developed to simplify and de-stress your home life. Best of all, not only do these upgrades make your daily tasks easier, many of them help the environment by saving energy.
If you haven’t already, a smart thermostat is one of the best upgrades you can make to your home. The convenience it provides not only ensures your home is as warm or cool as you want it to be before you arrive home, but it makes your home more energy efficient which is better for the future of the planet. It also means you can set the temperature to automatically be cooler in the evening to help you sleep, and warmer during the day.
You probably already have a security system set up, but prepare to feel more secure once it’s wirelessly connected and you can watch your home, your pets or your babysitter from your phone while you’re at work or on vacation. It allows for instant piece of mind that you can check into whenever you start to feel anxious.
If you have yet to update your lighting, upgrading all the lighting in your home to be wirelessly connected should be at the top of your priority list. Beyond the obvious environmental benefits, being able to control your lighting from the convenience of your phone never gets old. And with new developments in this tech constantly improving, you can wow your friends and neighbours by installing the latest and greatest smart lighting.
Have guests staying over, or a dog walker you need to let in when you’re not home, or just want the added security of knowing you won’t be locked out if you lose your keys? Forget hiding a key outside and risking the wrong person finding it. Install an electronic key that is only accessed via a password you give to those you want to allow in your home.
Northern climates are always at risk for pipes bursting over the long, cold winters. This can create one of the most inconvenient problems a homeowner can face with water damage ruining not only your belongings but the foundation of your home. Now, you can protect your home with this smart water assistant that will literally shut off your water at the first sign of a pipe breaking.