What makes a home futuristic? It’s more than the modernity of the decor. The home of the future is responsive, interactive and fully customisable.
Household technology is growing and changing at a rapid rate. We’ve certainly come a long way since the era of VCRs, wood-varnished TVs and tea-making alarm clocks. If your home is long overdue for a tech makeover, you’re in luck. It’s very possible to transform your humble abode into an automated palace without breaking the bank.
Curious to find out how? Read on and all will be revealed. We’ve assembled a list of six of our favourite tech-related home upgrades. Each of these amazing technologies can make it feel like you’re living in the future, today. Let’s get started, shall we?
Even everyday windows can be infused with impressive tech. The latest windows on the market are cleverly designed to keep heat loss to a minimum. They considerably outperform their predecessors in the energy-efficiency stakes.
What’s more, you can also purchase your new windows in a wide variety of configurations, including Tilt-and-Turn, Flush Fit and Reversible to name just a few. You’ll also be spoiled for choice when it comes to the frame’s style and the design of the window. There really is something available to suit every budget and decor taste.
Has bathroom tech really changed that much over the past few decades? Yes! There are many smart bathroom devices available today that will change the way you think about this often-neglected room.
Would you like to enjoy your favourite music or podcasts as you have a soak in the bath? A waterproof Bluetooth speaker will make it all possible.
Or, if you want to track your weight and BMI over time, you can pair a set of smart scales with your Fitbit app.
Robot Vacuum Cleaners
Yes, it’s 2022 and you can delegate cleaning duties to a robot, should you so wish! Many of the higher-spec models on the market can create maps of their cleaning areas. This means that over time, they are able to chart increasingly efficient routes, whilst cleaning any dust and debris from your floors.
Please bear in mind that robot vacuum cleaners tend to perform best on bare floors. With that said, more sophisticated models can make a reasonable attempt at cleaning carpeted surfaces as well.
You can utilise smart plugs to automate almost any wired appliance that incorporates an on/off switch. Invest in a few smart plugs and before you know it, you’ll be able to control many of your devices and appliances via voice command – or using your phone.
There are many benefits to having a video doorbell. You’ll be able to see who is at your door, speak to visitors without opening the door – and track everyone who comes to your home when you are out. The leading models on the market even incorporate night vision technology, affording you a clear view of the entrance of your home after dark.
Video doorbells can be paired with smart display devices such as Lenova Smart Display, Amazon Echo Show – or Google Assistant. Not only that, most video doorbells can also notify you when your parcels arrive. So you’ll never miss out on an all-important delivery again.
Get Smart with a Smart TV
Today’s smart TVs are known for their razor sharp pictures and immersive sound. Try out a set at your local electronics store and you’ll see and hear exactly why they are at the very pinnacle of home entertainment in 2022.
With a smart TV, you’ll be able to enjoy cutting edge drama, comedy, films, music and so much more – all without having to contend with an aerial (or a pricey subscription).
Thanks for Reading – Time to Get Smart!
We hope you found our latest article useful and now have plenty of inspiration for how to create your very own home of the future. No matter what you decide on, we wish you the best of luck with your home’s big upgrade!