The latest in technology driving home trends is the smart home. These homes are connected to services like Google or Alexa, as well as others, to create a home that’s lights, security, air, and TV can be controlled from in or out of the home. Today, we’re talking about what additions voice control can make to a custom home or renovation.
Wifi-enabled devices like the Nest are perfect for adding both to a custom home build or a renovation. These devices can be doorbell cams, security cameras, sensors and more. If you are on vacation, you’ll have the ability to see what’s going on both inside and outside of your home. On the other hand, if you have someone ring the door, turn on the camera to see who it is before answering.
If you don’t like cleaning, who does, then a smart home is perfect for you. You can get a smart vacuum and a smart sweep and mop. These can be programmed to clean the house regularly and recharge themselves between cleans. These can be added to both custom homes and renovations with ease. As they often require nothing but being plugged in.
If you are building a custom home, you have to instal lights and air conditioning. However, you don’t have to stick with the options of the past. You can now instal smart power and smart devices. Get plugs, lights, appliances, and air controls that can be turned off with a button from wherever you are. In addition, these newer devices often come with power-saving features. For example, away from home and sleep modes can turn on and off certain features so that you can save more without thinking.
In addition to air and lighting, you can get automated blinds that go down and up with the touch of a button. Perfect for the hot Florida heat, these smart devices can turn a custom home into a luxury custom home in a second. In addition, you should be able to create time of day settings. This will allow your home to stay cool without a thought from you.
Smart devices in homes are the perfect way to add a bit of extra control to a custom home build. However, these devices can add a lot to the cost of the home. Think about what you need to instal during construction and what can be added as time goes on. It might be easier to instal the security system now. However, installing the vacuum later will be just fine.