Smart Home of the Future

There are several reasons why more and more people are interested in the concept of making their home smart. First of all, it’s a concept that gives you total control of your own home. Second, it helps you decrease your expenses, thus providing you with an outstanding ROI. Then, there’s the improvement in the field of safety, which, on its own makes a massive difference.

Now, compare this to a traditional concept of remodeling, where a significant portion of changes makes no other mistake but visual. Here, what you get is functionality and pragmatism first. Due to the fact that the list of smart items that you can add to your home goes on and on, we’re going to try and make a classification based on the function of the device in question. So, here are several things you need to know about the smart home of the future.

Smart kitchen devices

A smart refrigerator is probably the first item that you want to invest in, due to the fact that it provides you with both pragmatism and safety. First of all, it keeps you updated on when you need to restock your refrigerator. Second, it keeps track of the expiry dates of various items, which helps you keep track of which food item is a health hazard. Either way, it’s a handy update that you can’t afford to overlook.

Getting a smart oven for your kitchen is another great investment, due to the fact that you would no longer need to make wild guesses whether the food you’re preparing is ready or not. Sure, a lot of people already use smart kitchen thermometer (especially for meat), yet, going for a smart oven is even more efficient.

The tap water filter is another item that you desperately need, due to the fact that it can save you a small fortune in the long run. Buying bottled water is not just expensive but also quite inconvenient, especially when you’re already paying for the tap water and the water that you can drink each month won’t significantly contribute to the utility bill. With a smart tap water filter, you get a device that will automatically shut off when nothing is in the sink. You also get the ability to track your water consumption more accurately.

Lastly, getting a reliable coffee maker that you can sync with your alarm clock can drastically change the mood in which you get up for work in the morning. To make things even better, this coffee maker can be remotely controlled (via a smartphone app), which means that if you have to stay overtime, you can reset the schedule and still return home to a hot beverage.

Self-sustainability

Another advantage that your home gets from getting smart automated is the next level of self-sustainability. For instance, by investing in a smart lighting system, what you get is the ultimate efficiency of controlling both the illumination and the energy consumption of your home. Going for LED bulbs may help you save even more.

Due to the fact that some of the above-listed items are power hungry, you might want to create your own power source. This is especially true when it comes to heating and cooling down your home. Depending on the number of these smart devices that you have, you might have to go with something like a potent 5kw solar system for your household.

This sustainability isn’t an indoor-exclusive feature, due to the fact that a smart sprinkler system makes a huge difference in your landscaping efforts. The reasons why a lot of people refuse to do some work on the rest of their property is due to the fact that the maintenance is quite arduous. With a smart sprinkler system, you get to automate this process, as well as make it substantially less expensive.

Personal health and grooming

With the help of the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), what you get is a scenario where you get a better insight into your health and grooming devices. For instance, a smart razor, a smart baby diaper and a smart toothbrush are also becoming bigger and bigger trends. Each of these items can help make your grooming more effective and provide greater efficiency when it comes to restocking these grooming supplies.

A smart scale with a fitness app can help you work towards your health goals. This is especially true if it’s the scale that can measure your hydration, the percentage of muscle and fat as well as your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Keep in mind that these things matter a lot more than how much you weigh both for your health and even for your physical appearance.

As for the overall hygiene within your home, you can also get a remote-controlled vacuum cleaner, smart laundry washer and dryer as well as several other items worth keeping an eye out for.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are so many great ideas and the only reason against such a course of action can be found in the lack of budget. Keep in mind, nonetheless, that the majority of these investments pay themselves off in the long run.

William Sandford

Will Sandford is a Sydney based wood architect, blogger and contributor on interior design and ecology blogs. Besides that, he is also interested in home improvement combined with green technology. In his spare time, Will enjoys surfing, cycling and rock climbing.

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