There are so many amazing new tools and solutions to make your bespoke home more convenient and highly functional for a modern lifestyle. This rings particularly true for the recent advancements made in home technology. In addition to increased convenience, home technology enables better control over your home (no matter where you may be) and will undoubtedly create cost savings well into the future.
If you’re set on integrating home technology into your new home build, then it’s important to make that decision before you start building. Retrofitting after your home is complete can be especially costly and time intensive. You’ll make it much simpler and cheaper for yourself by making your home technology selections during the design process, so they can be seamlessly integrated into your new home.
Connecting your home’s lighting system to smart technology means you’ll be able to turn on, turn off and dim your lights through an app on your phone. It doesn’t matter where you are – all that is required is an internet connection.
Being able to remotely control your lights from your phone is likely to save money on your energy bill, as you’ll be able to turn off any lights you may have forgotten about from wherever you are.
Smart lighting also allows you the luxury of creating a certain mood in your home. For instance, if you’re having guests over for dinner, you’ll be able to dim the lights to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere – all with the touch of a button.
From your phone or the smart panel, you can even setup schedules so that lights can turn on or off automatically. This is particularly useful for when you go on holidays and want to make your home look occupied, or simply having the porch lights come on at sunset.
There is an extensive range of smart safety options that will keep your home secure all day and night. One option we’re seeing clients opt for more and more is the smart doorbell. Essentially, a camera is installed at your front door, allowing you to view a live feed from an app anytime, or after receiving a notification when someone rings your doorbell or movement is detected.
This system enables you to answer the door on your phone – beyond safety, this also means you’ll be able to ensure that deliveries make it to your home even when you’re not around.
Smart Heating and Cooling
There’s nothing worse than getting home on an extremely hot or cold day and finding that your home is the same temperature inside as it is outside. This common problem can be prevented by installing a smart heating and cooling system.
By having the ability to remotely start, stop and set the temperature for your air conditioning, heating or even control your ceiling fans, you’ll ensure that your home remains comfortable and you can look forward to a respite from the weather outside.
How many times have you forgotten to turn the heating off and you’re already at the office? Having the ability to remotely control your heating and cooling from your phone could also save you money on your utility bills.
With so many smart appliances available for your kitchen fit-out, storing, preparing and cleaning up has become more efficient than ever.
With fridges that provide endless chilled water and keep track of milk expiry dates, coffee machines that are synced with your morning alarm to make the perfect brew right when you need it most, there’s a tech solution to suit every kitchen.
There are so many variables in the kitchen including cooking times, settings and temperatures, that getting your recipes right can be difficult. Why not alleviate the stress and pressure through a smart kitchen system, which allows you set timers and temperatures from your phone? You’ll never overcook that roast again!
Looking to outfit your new home with the latest smart home technology? Give the forward-thinking team at Cobalt Constructions a call today on 03 9014 1464.