Smart homes, which were once a thing of science fiction, are now quite real and for the most part affordable to an average family. When designing your perfect home or short term rental, technology and gadgets that can make it more comfortable and safer should play a big role in your considerations.
When choosing the gadgets for your home, you can start small and keep adding new tech when you have the resources to do so, and when new types of gadgets are available to the general public.
One of the first things to add to your home is the smart lights. They are easy to install and maintain and they can be added gradually throughout the home. The advantage of these lights is both in the comfort they provide, but also in the savings that you would make by using a more efficient light setup.
Smart lights can be set up to turn on and off based on a variety of factors. They can adjust to the time of day, the amount of sunlight coming in or based on how many people are currently occupying the home.
Wearable devices, like many Xiaomi products aren’t really considered home gadgets, but when used in combination with actual home gadgets, they can be considered their extensions. When wearable devices are connected to your home router, they can serve to indicate who occupies the house and even who’s approaching it at any given time.
The main usage of these devices is to ensure everyone’s safety, but it can also be used in other ways as well. For instance, light setup and some devices could be automatically turned on and off depending on who’s occupying the home at the moment.
Cleaning is one of those chores that no one really likes and that needs to be done rather often and it ends up eating up too much of your time. Smart homes can make the process much easier while still keeping your home neat and clean at all times.
Roomba devices have been around for years, but in combination with smart homes, they can be even more effective. You can set the device to start cleaning the home at a particular time, or when there’s no one around so you won’t get bothered and you can come back home to a clean home.
The biggest changes in terms of additional features provided by smart homes happen in the kitchen. Smart fridges are going to make it easier to shop and plan your dining. They will also make sure your food is safe and fresh at all times.
Smart fridges could also be extended into devices far beyond a kitchen appliance. Since the kitchen is often the central room of a modern home, these fridges could turn into media centers for the whole family to use while cooking and dining. In the longer they will also save for you, since they are used in a more pragmatic and economical fashion.
Smart homes are here, and modern homeowners need to make sure they’re making full use of them in order to increase their own comfort. What smart home gadgets can do changes every day and so will your home.
By Amelia Atkins