We have all seen the movies and tv shows that are set in the future where the characters have personal robot butlers, bionic dogs, and ovens that magically create a whole meal at the click of a button.
Although we aren’t quite in the age of The Jetsons, home improvements have vastly improved as technology has advanced in recent years.
After spending a lot of time at home during the last few years, many inventions have emerged in the home technology field and we have the top tips for what gadgets and improvements will upgrade your home this year.
Get a Voice-Controlled Assistant
Big companies like Amazon and Google have jumped on and begun to drive the bandwagon of home gadgets.
Both tech giants have voice-controlled assistants that you can hook up to your wifi and have all the answers on the internet at your fingertips.
All you have to do is yell out a request and the assistant will hear you and come up with an answer for you. This is great for moments when your hands are full and you can’t grab your phone to look something up.
Many people use their voice-controlled assistants when they are cooking so that they can have the recipes read out to them.
Make Movement Between Floors Easier
If you thought adding an elevator to your house was an impossible dream, think again! Installing an elevator in a multi-story home is a growing trend among retirees and those with mobility issues.
Not only does it make home tasks easier, but it could also allow you to stay in your own home long into retirement.
Stairs no longer need to be an obstacle if you have mobility issues of any kind because home lift indoor elevators are the newest technology in home elevators.
They are super compact and take up very little space while also looking futuristic and having a low carbon footprint.
Adopt Some Robots
Robots are all the rage in this modern day and they serve so many functions, even in the home! A popular favorite is of course the Roomba, a vacuuming robot that can sense walls and other objects and vacuum around them. All you have to do is place it on the floor and press start.
Robots for home use have generally stayed in the sector of cleaning. Other trending home robots include one that can clean your outdoor grill and another that can be plopped into your backyard pool to whisk away debris.
Ensure Your Safety with A Home Security System
The market is flooded with different brands of home security systems these days, so there are plenty to choose from. The best types of security systems should include cameras and the ability to connect to a smartphone.
This way you can be alerted if anyone or anything is approaching the entrances to your house even if you are not home.
One of the most popular systems is the Ring System which includes a doorbell with a camera and motion sensor cameras that can be placed at the front, back, and sides of the house. Once hooked up to the house, you can download the app and start getting security alerts.
Install Solar Panels
This has been a trend for many years now, but it shows no sign of slowing down. If you live in a place where the sun is out more than 50% of the year, it’s a smart investment.
Solar panels not only save you money, but they also reduce the use of non-reusable energy.
The energy gleaned from the sun can be used for many things throughout the house including powering ceiling fans, heating water and even keeping your swimming pool warm.
Are You Ready to Upgrade to the Future?
As the world continues to grow into its technological age, getting started on upgrading your home is easier than it seems!
All of the above technology make exciting additions to an otherwise ordinary home. At the very least, adding technology to the home will help you with basic everyday tasks and at the most, they can enhance your daily life in ways you didn’t know were possible.
We may still be far from the flying cars and robot butlers of the fictional future, but we get closer every day, and adding these improvements to your home will bring you that much closer to an exciting technological future.