Do you want to upgrade your house to make it more modern, but you don’t know where to start? Good thing you’ve clicked on this article since we will talk about some of the best ways you can modernize your house to make it better in many ways. So, let’s get right into it.
1. Implement Smart Locks
Often forget your keys? Don’t worry. After you implement smart locks, it becomes a problem of the past! With smart locks, you can effectively go keyless. You don’t have to hide a spare key under the floor mat in front of the house (you’re not kidding anyone, we all know you keep it there). By having a keypad as a means of entering your house, you have effectively made it infinitely harder to breach into the house. Once thieves see a keypad, they will immediately think of the implications involved with it and how much harder it becomes to infiltrate a house. You never have to make a copy of a key for others to enter. Instead, you can give them a copy of your key code so that they can enter the house. One final plus with this is the fact that you can also always know when people have entered your house from your smartphone. So, even if you give out a code to a person, you will know precisely when they are entering your place.
2. Smart Lighting for an Optimized Atmosphere
Ever heard of hue light bulbs? They are a new sort of light bulb that can fit any lamp or fixture in a house while also adding the incredible convenience of being voice-activated, rendering the need for a switch completely useless. Not a fan of using your voice to activate it? Not a problem! They can also be activated with your watch or your smartphone. Philips hue light bulbs are most recognized for the many benefits they bring, so if you aren’t opposed to paying a bit more for a household luxury, look no further.
3. If You Don’t Own a Smart TV, It’s Time to Get One!
Chromecast is perhaps one of Google’s most prominent creations. It’s one of the most popular (and best) choices in the world of streaming, and not without reason. It’s a voice-activated service that allows you to search for your favourite shows via (you guessed it) your voice. It allows you to add shows that you are interested into your watch list from Google on your phone or PC. Then there is Google Assistant, which lets you stream movies onto your TV without ever touching the remote controller!
But, not to give only shoutouts to Google. If you are a fan of competition, you can opt for Apple. The Apple TV 4K with Dolby Vision makes your home feel like a cinema. Its visual and audio specifications are out of this world and remain a top-tier choice to consider when you want to upgrade the living room.
4. Upgrade the Bathroom
The bathroom is an often neglected part of the house that many look over when upgrading their home. You don’t fully appreciate the quality upgrades you make in your bathroom until you’re in that very same bathroom. One great upgrade is introducing touchless faucets to your bathroom. They provide a variety of benefits that once you have, you can’t live without.
- They can program the optimal temperature of the water for your washing needs (and even adjust the temperature for teeth-brushing water)
- They can adjust the flow of water, which helps conserve water and help the environment.
Another perfect bathroom upgrade is treating yourself to a bidet attachment. These items will make cleaning up a much more relaxing, cleaner, and natural process. Not to mention that they also help the environment since they dramatically reduce the amount of toilet paper that you consume. Both of these bathroom items will dramatically improve the hygiene you have in your bathroom while leading to a better and more eco-friendly life.
5. Get a Smart Garage
When talking about modernizing your home, getting a smart garage is not the first thing that pops into your head. If you frequently use a car, then you will not want to miss out on modernizing this part of the house. A smart garage will allow you to open the door from an application no matter how far away the phone is. They also provide an alert when they are being used by an unauthorized person. In order to get the most of this upgrade, you should pick out the building materials that will provide optimal insulation and durability. After that, you can tinker around with what cloud integration you want to implement.
Now that you have seen some interesting upgrades that you can get to modernize your home, it’s time to decide what to buy. So, what are you waiting for?
Guest article written by: Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, and her ultimate passion is art and architecture. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.