Our homes are our sanctuaries from the world, and beautiful surroundings help to make us feel calm and happy. But there’s so much more you can do with your home, and some incredible purchases you can make to really bring it into the 21st century. Here’s some of the modern technology it’s worth adding to your property.
Smart Home Accessories
Smart home accessories are set to be some of the biggest selling electronics of 2017. They allow you to activate and monitor CCTV, turn on and off central heating, plug sockets and light switches. You can do this either by voice command to a smart speaker, or through an app. If you’ve ran out of the door in the morning and can’t remember if you turned your curling iron off, simply switch off the socket on the app. If you’re late home from work and there are no lights on in your home, you can turn them on remotely. If you want to keep an eye on your property while you’re away, simply look on the app to monitor your CCTV cameras. It’s all incredibly convenient, and feels very futuristic. You can even purchase smart appliances like kettles– meaning you can pop it on when you’re a few minutes away, and you’re straight home to a hot cup of tea!
There are some incredible modern speakers you can purchase to build a truly stunning sound system at home. You could go with a full surround sound system or just a sound bar; these give a similar effect to surround sound, but with just one long narrow speaker. Wireless Bluetooth speakers can be positioned in each room so you can play music or watch television with the most amazing sound every time. Some of these can be integrated into your smart home system too.
While jacuzzi baths aren’t new inventions, the technology they use is improving all the time. The streams of warm water are the perfect way to relax tense muscles, unwind and lower stress. Just about all of us could do with this, since life can be so busy and chaotic! You could hire bathroom renovation specialists to get your bathroom feeling spa-like and luxurious, and add a jacuzzi bath to finish everything off. If you wanted to go a step further, you could go with a jacuzzi hot tub instead. A great way to fill a spare corner in your garden, and since they’re heated, they can be used all year round and not just when the weather is warm too.
Sprung mattresses are well and truly out. While they can feel firm and supportive at first, springs can quickly sag and don’t hold up well over time. This will leave you achy each morning with painful pressure points. While memory foam mattresses are a better choice, best of all is actually latex. This is because of it ‘recovers’ quicker than memory foam so you don’t feel as though you’re sleeping in a hole or dip. Latex also offers excellent air flow through the mattress meaning it stays at a nice temperature and you stay comfortable all night long. Latex is newer technology in mattresses, and it’s a more luxurious option. But of course, when you spend so much time sleeping you should always opt for the very best choice available.
Frost Free Fridge Freezer
One of the most tedious tasks in the home has to be defrosting the freezer. Over time it can build up with ice until you’re practically digging through a pile of snow every time you need to find something! Modern fridge freezers are generally ‘frost free’, so this isn’t an issue. Higher end models should also have features such as rapid cooling which can help bring your groceries up to the right temperature when you first put them into it. This helps to keep your food fresher for longer. If you’re due for an upgrade of your refrigerator, be sure to check out the latest models. If you opt for one which is plumbed in, you’ll have an unlimited supply of ice and cold water too which is extremely useful.
The right technology at home can make life easier, so before making a purchase be sure to look into all of the different models available. When it comes to electricals and gadgets, buying items that can be incorporated into your smart home system, for example, are useful. When buying everyday items such as beds and refrigerators, check out the newest and best innovations on the market.