Want To Bring Your Home Into The Next Century?
Living in the crux of technology can be difficult. In a decade’s time, you’ll likely find that all homes are automated or mostly automated. However, you’re currently sitting in a position where only those who have a lot of money can spend it on gadgets and technology that can make their home Smart. If you want to have a lot of the cool tech that celebrities and other high-class individuals own, it isn’t entirely out of question. You just need to know how to make it affordable for your situation. This article will lay out a few strategies that can help you transform your mundane home into a Smart home as affordable as possible.
- Look For Problems
The first thing you need to consider when you look at your home is the problems that technology could help smooth. Perhaps you’d like to keep an eye on your home 24/7. There are plenty of Smart home security packages that keep you in touch with your home no matter where you are. Or perhaps you just can’t be bothered to open your front door with a modern lock anymore. There are locks that are keyed to your person or DNA. Maybe environmental controls are the most important to you. The point is that you need to focus your transition into Smart tech based around problems. Otherwise, you’re not going to feel like you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.
- Slowly Accumulate
While you may feel an impulsive reaction when you see a piece of tech on sale, do your best to curb the desire to buy it. It’s still going to be there. It may even be innovated in a year or two. The important lesson here is to accumulate over time. Work buying pieces of tech into your home when it fits into your budget. Don’t break your budget just to automate your home. It’s also not a bad idea to start with one expensive piece of tech that can be customized and built on throughout the years. So, if you want communication to be automated, start with a big purchase like a video doorbell and work from there to adapt to security tech. Or start to slowly replace the lightbulbs and lighting in your home with Smart tech that can be turned off via your phone.
Your biggest help here is going to be taking the time to do research. You don’t want to buy the cheapest models out there because they may, frankly, not work as well. Don’t allow yourself to be tempted by a cheap price. Instead, research that product and determine if there’s a good quality product that’s a little more affordable than the go-to brand. Savings can be had if you do your research. Not to mention, you may also find that you can pick up brand name products during specials or deals. You just first have to take the time to research.
- Hub It
As you start to accumulate various Smart devices, you’re going to need a central hub that will allow you to control everything at a click of a button. Think of this as the cherry on top for having Smart devices in your home. Once you need a hub, you’ve officially made it in Smart living. Just make sure that the hub you decide on is actually compatible with the devices you already have installed in your home.
Automating your home doesn’t have to break the bank. With Smart devices becoming more popular within the home, the prices for this tech will continue to decrease over the years as more competition enters the market. For the time being, these four methods can help you transition your boring home into an automated one while maintaining affordability.
Ashley Hicks In 2010 I graduated from the New York School of Design and moved to Austin, TX. Since moving to Dallas, I’ve married my sweetheart, started a family, and founded a company in which I assist with interior design work. I have recently begun delving into the writing scene and enjoy writing about design, homes, and family life! To read some of my other writings check out my blog http://hickshomeanddeisgn.strikingly.com.