5 Smart Home Devices to Include in Your Renovation

Posted August 31, 2022 by in Decor

So, you are thinking about renovating your home? Here are some smart devices that you should definitely consider adding to your renovation plans. Not only will they modernize the feel of your home, but some of them may also end up saving you a bit of money.

App for smart home lighting

Smart Lighting

When installing new lighting in your home, it is definitely worth considering using smart bulbs. These are bulbs that you can control with an app on your phone as well as with your smart speaker in the home. For one, this makes life a lot easier. If you go downstairs and forget to turn the lights off upstairs, you can now easily do this from your phone or smart speaker. You can also create lighting circuits so that you can turn off multiple or all lights with one press of a button or one command. It can also save you money by having lights on timers, rather than leaving them on all the time, especially when you are away on vacation.

Smart Thermostat

Like smart bulbs, a smart thermostat can also help you save money on energy. A smart thermostat can be controlled by an app or a smart speaker and is easily programmable. Some smart thermostats even learn your habits of day-to-day life and can adjust the heating accordingly. To save you leaving your heating on while you go out, you can easily switch it on from your phone half an hour before you head home so that you can arrive at a nice warm house. Adding one of these would definitely add value to your home if you are thinking of selling it after your renovation.

USB-C Outlets

When you go to a hotel nowadays, it’s pretty standard that they have USB or USB-C sockets as part of the wall outlets. Now you can have the same in your home. Think about where you would benefit from using them, e.g., where you would like to charge a mobile phone perhaps. Lots of appliances now use USB-C, so it’s a great idea to add wall outlets that have a USB-C point too as a way of future-proofing your home.

Smart Garage Door

If a garage is part of your home renovation, then consider a smart garage door. A smart garage door controller makes it easy for you to depart and arrive again without worrying about the garage door being open and accessible for that period of time. You can even get a smart controller for an older garage door so you may not necessarily have to get a new garage door. If you come home at the same time every day, then a smart garage door on a timer is a great idea.

Smart Built-In Speakers

Built in speakers are a great addition to your home, not only because they can offer a great listening experience, but because they can also blend in seamlessly to your decor. They connect wirelessly to your home network and make it easy to listen to different music in each room. You could also use these smart speakers to control other smart aspects of your home such as the smart bulbs and thermostat that were mentioned earlier. 

The point of smart features in a house is that they make your life easier and more enjoyable. So, when next renovating your home, definitely make it a smart home.

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