Smart home technology has revolutionized the way we interact with our homes, making things more convenient, comfortable and even secure. If you’re planning a home renovation, this is the perfect opportunity to add some updated technologies into your overall home design to both add value and make it more appealing.
How to Add Smart Technology to a Home Renovation Plan
Pick Compatible Products
When selecting smart home products, be sure to choose tech that are compatible with each other. That way your devices will be able to communicate and work together seamlessly. Some recommended products to consider include:
A smart thermostat like the Google Nest Learning Thermostat allows you to control your home’s temperature remotely, create custom heating and cooling schedules and best of all, help you save on your energy bills. Also, it’s compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IOS, Nest and Android devices with makes this a very versitile product.
This is might be our favorite. As of the publishing time of this post, Philips Hue Smart Lighting now integrates with various systems to sync lighting with PC monitor, music, and games, which gives entertainment a whole new meaning!
These lights can be controlled from anywhere in the world with your voice or a mobile app, change colors and fit almost anywhere.
If you’d like to upgrade your home’s security fast, the August Smart Lock Pro fits over most existing deadbolts so installation is a breeze. This smart lock lets you remotely lock and unlock your doors remotely, create temporary access codes for guests and monitor who enters and exits your home at any time. It also works with several devices like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Samsung SmartThings.
The First Alert Home Speaker both serves as a smart speaker and a smoke and carbon monoxide detector so it provides an extra layer of safety in your home. It is integrated with Alexa so it can also play music and control other smart home devices using voice commands, which could be a great addition to a home renovation.
Other Considerations for Smart Home Technology
As we mentioned before, smart home technology is most effective when it’s integrated throughout your home’s overall design and renovation plan. When thinking about which types of smart technology to add, remember products that link to lighting fixtures, outlets, and switches. And if you have more than a handful of products in your design, it is highly recommended to have a smart home hub that can control multiple devices.
Hire a Professional
While some smart home technologies can be installed yourself, others require a professional’s expertise. So if you’re not familiar with electrical work for example, look into hiring a professional instead to ensure that these smart home devices are installed and configured the right way.
With a little planning and some carefully chosen products, you can create a smart home that both enhances and brings value to your renovated space.
By the way, if you are looking for other home reno ideas that could add value to your home, check out our list here!