Investing in Smart Home Technology for Your Home or Office Renovation Project
The summer is the perfect time to start those remodel plans you’ve had in your head for a while now. After all, there’s a good chance you’ll be taking some vacation time to soak up the sun or get out on the water, leaving your home or office space open and ready for some serious work to get done. But before you start sketching up your ideas, have you considered incorporating smart technology to make your space that much more enticing?
If you’re looking for a way to increase your home’s value, you definitely don’t want to overlook smart technology integration. In recent years a significant amount of existing and hopeful, future homeowners expressed their desire for a connected home in both big and small ways. Pretty soon potential homebuyers are going to expect there to be some level of smart technology already built into the home, so you don’t want to be behind the ball on this trend if you can help it.
Here are some other strong reasons as to why you should consider investing in some targeted smart home technology as you begin designing your home or office remodel.
Uncover Automated Convenience
You’re likely considering a remodeling project in order to make your space that much better than it currently stands today. Why not infuse some convenient functionality into it with the help of smart technology?
Imagine a home where you can effortlessly tell your smart appliances when to turn on and off with the help of voice assistant technology. Rather than having to get up off the couch or calling whoever is still at home to turn on the outdoor lights after dark, you can use your smartphone from just about anywhere. You can relax and let your home do all of the manual labor of everyday tasks for you.
That also means your home or office can be made more accessible for users of all capabilities. Older individuals or those with physical disadvantages can more easily access the space, with total control right at their fingertips. No more reaching for a light switch or straining to open shades — smart technology can perform these tasks with ease.
Experience Total Security
Regardless of whether you’re looking to keep an eye on things around the office while you’re gone or hoping to make sure your home is as safe as it can be, a state-of-the-art smart security system is a great option to consider. This group of electronic components — security cameras, sensors, and sirens — all work together via WiFi to monitor your property via a smart device so you can see what’s going on from anywhere in the world.
Ask yourself these questions to whittle down exactly the type of system that will fit your needs:
- How many points of entrance do you need to secure for your space?
- Do you want to self-monitor the system or have a company-monitored option for immediate emergency response?
- What does your monthly budget look like for a security solution?
- How many users will be accessing the alarm system application?
- What other pieces of smart technology do you want to integrate with this system – either now or in the future?
Explore Energy Efficiency
Smart technology gives you total control over your home or office space through a mobile smart device or phone. Why not use it for good and find new ways to make your place energy efficient and sustainable? This is an investment that will pay itself off in no time.
For one, you can install smart thermostats that are instrumental in reducing household emissions and excessive energy usage by keeping temperatures consistent both day and night. This stops your heating system from needing to turn on and off constantly to reset the set temperature, and you can adjust things remotely from your smartphone as needed.
Smart leak detectors are also a good way to reduce water waste in your home or office. By carefully monitoring water flow levels and developing a pattern of water flow, these smart sensors will shut off the flow if it detects any issues — even excess moisture in the air.
Smart lights can be remotely controlled or scheduled to turn on and off automatically on a timer or via a sensor. No more wasting energy on forgotten light switches, now you can control the different zones of your home from the comfort of your cell phone. And, not only will you cut back on electrical and water usage in the home, but you’ll see those cost savings on your next utility bill.
The Importance of Implementing Ideas at the Design Phase
No one likes to backtrack on a project — it’s a frustrating waste of time and money. That’s why we highly recommend implementing your smart tech ideas as soon as the design phase, to avoid needing to go back and rework aspects of the home or office renovation project in order to fit in that camera or speaker.
Doing so will also allow you to see how your budget, space, and specific needs and desires all align, and then we can help you to select the right technology to fit your home or office space. Learn more about how our design services work.
Get to Know the Eco Smart Home Pros Team
You’ve decided you want to integrate some of this smart tech into your home or office renovation, but where do you start? After all, there are a ton of options on the market — and you have a lot of questions to ask. Questions like:
→ How do you make sure the tech you’re picking out is going to play nice together?
→ Is your WiFi network prepared to handle all of these new devices — or do you need to consider upgrading your network first?
→ Can you start with one or two systems and then build on them later on down the road?
As your trusted West Michigan and Upper Peninsula smart home integration team for more than thirty years, Eco Smart Home Pros wants to help answer all of these questions and more. Let us work together with a specially-designed custom approach that will ensure all of your smart systems will work well together and can be easily and remotely managed from all of your smart devices.
Work with our certified programmers, installers, and computer networking specialists to create the perfect upgraded space in your home or business – so you can work smarter, not necessarily harder, to see the results that matter. Send us a quick message and let’s get started.