If you’re looking to upgrade your home to be “smart,” then you probably need more than just an Amazon Echo or Google Home. Although these smart speakers and home assistants are convenient for things like your home’s temperature, lights and the like, if you really want a smart, connected home, then you’ll need to add some high-tech upgrades to your basic systems. Here are some luxury smart home upgrades you’ll want to add to your home renovation projects list:
With tablets, phones, watches, headphones and so much more, you probably have charging outlets all over your home. Tons of smart devices translates to tons of wires and batteries that need charging, which makes a space look cluttered. To combat this solution, there are a number of wireless charging devices that will charge a number of compatible devices at the same time from afar. One such gadget is Wi-Charge’s R1 that can be installed into a home either via an Edison screw adapter (making it compatible with various light fixtures) or a socket adapter to plug into an outlet. Once it’s installed, the R1 will automatically locate any compatible devices and will initiate a power transfer.
Never have to worry about forgetting to close the blinds or shades before bed with motorized smart shades that will automatically open and close on a schedule that you set via an app. With many of our clients, we’ve installed Lutron motorized smart shades during their home renovation projects and it’s become a highly requested addition. Not only are they made to work and look beautifully, but they’re very convenient upgrades for any smart home.
Smart kitchens make cooking so much easier thanks to intuitive additions. Things like touchless faucets, flameless convection stoves that emit heat unless it senses a pot or pan and apps that will change the mood and lighting of the kitchen or open cabinets. Moen’s new U smart faucet is hands-free and will dispense water at the desired temperature, while Tuler’s concept kitchen features integrated modular technology that opens drawers at the brush of a hand.
Just like smart kitchens, smart bathrooms make everyday tasks like showering and grooming a breeze. There are faucet-less showers so that water is turned on thanks to a motion sensor, already set at the perfect temperature. Innovative LED mirrors with motion sensors turn on as soon as you face the mirror, while others feature anti-fog technology, so you don’t have to wipe down the mirror after a shower. Another innovative trend many homeowners are requesting is privacy glass to separate rooms, especially bedrooms and bathrooms top really open up smaller spaces. The innovative smart glass will go dark once it senses movement for extra privacy, then becomes transparent again when the guest has left the area.
If you’re looking to update your home to a smart home with your renovation and aren’t sure where to begin, we’d love to help! We’ve been including various smart home additions to our renovation projects and can help you decide on what would work best for your needs and wants. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]