You may have a couple of reasons why you would want to renovate your home: one would be because you want to add value to your home, two is aesthetics – you want to change the color of your walls or add some new fixtures into your, and three is you want to change or upgrade the things you have at home or the materials that you use inside your home.
Home renovations are not just limited to these reasons but these are the most common reasons why people do whole renovations of their homes. Some homeowners do it gradually and start off with the kitchen or bathroom first as these are the parts of your home that need maintenance because of all the plumbing and waterworks.
Renovating your home and adding value to it would usually cost a fortune, but just like integrating a smart security system into your home, there are smart tech home renovation things that you can do and add by yourself without biting that much into your budget. There are a lot of smart tech devices that you could choose from that you think is best for your home’s needs, matching up your exact requirements as an upgrade in your home components.
Consulting with specialists
You can always consult a specialist about this and ask them about the latest gadgets that are out on the market. Adding smart home technology can be done during the construction of your home or if you are about to do some major renovations in it, either way, try talking to specialists about the functionality that you want to happen in your home, in this way the specialist can recommend you one or two gadgets that are perfect for your home.
Sometimes you can even hit two birds with one stone – meaning there are smart tech gadgets that could simultaneously solve two of your home renovation issues with just one gadget. Most of these gadgets may sound intimidating at first but their designs are simple and usually self-explanatory to help homeowners reduce their efforts in turning their home into a smart home and maximize the space in their homes.
With today’s technology, there are various things that you could purchase and install in your home during renovations. Starting off with the kitchen; there are smart refrigerators in the market that has built-in cameras inside them so you can see what is inside the refrigerator without actually opening it.
Let’s say you are out in the supermarket doing your grocery shopping, normally you would have a paper with everything that you have to buy, or sometimes you would list your groceries in a notes app on your phone. With the smart refrigerator, you can just look at the app on your phone and check the inside of your refrigerator through this app.
Some smart refrigerators even let you control the temperature inside them so you can cook with confidence that your food products are of their best quality. Your family members or the people living in your house can even share the video feed of your refrigerator with you just in case you need it for any kind of situation.
So if you are planning to upgrade any of your appliances at home, a smart refrigerator is a good way to start since it may require plumbing work you could also have an inspection of your plumbing system while you are at it.
After dusting off your kitchen cabinets and inspecting the pipes in your sinks, the next part of your home that needs maintenance and renovation would be the bathroom. This is where most waterworks happen and you may need to look out for any active water leaks or damage in your plumbing system in your toilet tank to prevent any further water damage that could ruin your home and everything inside it.
Aside from the mechanical renovations in your bathroom, you may want to take it up a notch by installing water sensors inside it. These smart water sensors can also be hooked up on your phone so you’d receive updates and notifications even if you are not home and away for work or vacation.
Playing it safe
Let’s say you have a baby or a child at home that starts discovering water for the first time, or maybe you’re multitasking and forgot that you are filling up the tub, once the water level rises in your bathroom this water sensor will let you know through your phone that water may be flooding up your bathroom.
In this way, you could prevent wasting water and keeping your furniture and fixtures in your home safer than ever. Water sensors for bathrooms come hand-in-hand with smart thermostats. Smart thermostats are color-coded and easy to read if it’s red the water is too warm if it’s green the water is just at the right temperature and so on.
This would be very useful if you want to have a warm bath or if you are trying to bathe a child or baby while doing other things. The same scenario with the water sensor, if you are too busy doing something else but you have to start preparing your bath or your child’s bath, smart water sensors can send notifications on your smartphone that the water is now ready.
Smart Home Features
You may want to renovate other parts of your home, too. And smart home gadgets are not just for the bathroom and kitchen, some gadgets are useful in other parts of the house too. Here are some smart home gadgets you may want to add while you are renovating:
- Intelligent LED lighting system
This is a good investment and addition to your smart home security system. Aside from its aesthetics looking sophisticated and simple, wireless light bulbs sometimes also have a motion sensor feature. You have many ways to try and switch this light bulb, you could sync it to the app on your phone so you could turn the lights on in your house even if you are away if you want to make it look like you are there to lure burglars away – securing your home’s safety even miles away. And if you have a routine, you can have the lights on/off scheduled through your phone or tablet.
- Leak detectors
This is just one of the gadgets that solve two problems at once. Water leak detectors can address certain active leaks inside your home and help you bettering the insulation to prevent any major water damage.
You can also try using a thermal leak detector which as its names suggest uses heat to determine leaks. It can be installed in windows and insulation spots, and can also be integrated with motion sensors. It is also color-coded helping you determine the status of a certain area; if it is in a hot spot it turns red and blue otherwise.
Leak detectors not only help you with your leak inspection but also lessens the cost of your heating and cooling bills, and at the same time, you can install one of these thermal detectors to test the efficiency of certain cooling or heating appliances such as freezers, your car’s cooling system or even your refrigerator.
If thermal leak detectors help you determine hot and cold spots, a bediator could help you maximize your room’s heating technology. A bediator offers an ideal temperature for your home during the cold, winter season. And as its name suggests, it can be turned into a bed with just a switch. This makes it more comfortable to sleep in since it adjusts to the temperature that will keep you warm on cold nights. If you are wondering how you could monitor the temperature and status of your bediator, through an LED screen that displays the room temperature, date, weather, and many more. This helps you save up more cutting off some of your bills for other heating technology and adding value to your home.
- Robot vacuum cleaners
If you have been planning to turn your home into using smart home technology, you have probably heard of this robot vacuum cleaner as it is one of the most popular gadgets on the market.
Undeniably, it is one of the simplest and most useful smart gadgets out there. Having pets or kids would require a lot of cleaning now and then. Having a robot vacuum cleaner would give you more time to do other things because you don’t have to Hook over the robot vacuum cleaner – you can just let it do its thing (which is cleaning) and go do other things that you need to do. Robot vacuum cleaners detect small particles and obstacles that help them navigate inside your house, and at the same time pick up these particles and “obstacles” that may be trash along the way. It also can empty its trash bin automatically. And if you have a two-story house, most robot vacuum cleaners can detect if it is about to fall off the stairs and stop right away.
If you do want to renovate your home, standard practice would be to let your home insurance company about it. Also, there a smart home security system might also get you insurance discounts. This is because a smart home security system lowers the chance of your home getting robbed. And it helps police authorities in catching the burglar. Want to know more about how your insurance is closely tied to your smart tech home? Feel free to book an appointment today and ensure the safety of your investments!