There are rapid advancements in technology on an almost day-to-day basis, with every industry and sector benefiting from modern innovations.
Property is no different, with new builds and those undergoing renovations continually adding new enhancements to homes. If you’re currently looking to renovate your Pemberton property, this is definitely something to take into consideration.
Future-proofing can seem costly and daunting at first, but it has been shown that over time this will add value to your home.
With so many trends to keep track of, we spoke to our Realtors to get their top tips on the essential areas to pay attention to when it comes to technological improvements to your home.
These days it’s not just appliances that are smart, but our entire homes. Everything from lighting, to heating, security, and surveillance can be controlled via your smartphone. Along with all of your appliances.
There is a range of apps to choose from and this upgrade isn’t as expensive as you may think, with continuing improvements coming to the market every day.
Increasing the energy efficiency of your home is not just good for the environment, but you will also see a drop in your monthly bills.
A lot of the changes you can make are very easy, including switching to home appliances with a high Energy Star rating or switching to LED light bulbs. Other upgrades include opting for foam spray insulation and ensuring you have double pane windows.
If you want to go all out then you can consider installing solar panels on your roof to top it off!
In addition to improving energy efficiency, reducing the carbon footprint of your home should also be a goal. Improvements here include reducing water consumption by installing low-flow systems in your bathroom, in addition to choosing recycled or eco-friendly materials while decorating your property.
Having the internet drop in your property is annoying at the best of times, but if your home is controlled with wi-fi it will become incredibly frustrating.
As everything becomes more and more reliant on the internet, it’s important to have a backup for potential outages. Ensure that if you are committing to smart technology you also have a reliable smartphone plan to maintain a mobile hotspot if needed.
As technology continues to improve there is no telling what the future holds when it comes to home upgrades. While some aspects of technology are shrinking (such as televisions), when it comes to properties, appliances are increasing in size and number!
When designing areas of your property, be sure to leave room for future appliance upgrades. In addition, electric cars are on the rise so if possible allow for a charging port in the garage or driveway.