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5 Smart Home Upgrades to Install During Your Home Remodel

May 7, 2019

Are you planning a home remodel? If so, this is the perfect time to customize your living space and take advantage of all the latest home tech available. The fact is, the smart home market is growing and there are many companies that have started to offer products that can seamlessly integrate into your home’s design.

 

Curious as to the type of upgrades and tech that are available? If so, keep reading.

 

1. USB Outlets

 

Are you planning to remove the backsplash in your kitchen? If so, there’s a good chance you will need to rewire several of the outlets. During your home remodel, you have the perfect opportunity to upgrade the electrical system to better suit your tech-friendly life.

 

Consider installing outlets that have built-in USB ports. This will allow you to easily charge your tablet or smartphone without having to use the power block. This means you have more regular outlets free for your appliances.

 

2. A Smart Thermostat

 

This is a great upgrade for your cooling and heating system. However, what’s even better is how these devices can help improve the overall efficiency of your home when you install a few additional temperature sensors, too.

 

When you are remodeling your home, you can hardwire sensors right into your smart thermostat, which allows it to regulate the temperature in your home automatically. There are several smart thermostat options to choose from, so you may want to speak to a professional to help you with this decision.

 

3. Built-in Speakers

 

Audio equipment and speakers can take up quite a bit of space. Also, the ugly wires can impact the look of your living space. The good news is, you can now have custom speaker systems installed that can be installed directly to the electrical system – no wires necessary. There are several options, allowing you to install speakers anywhere you like.

 

4. A Home Automation System

 

If you have plans to install several smart home products during the home renovation process, then you may also want to have a smart home system installed. This tech can help you automate the functionality of all these new devices. In fact, the systems available today are compatible with a wide array of devices and can even be used with your digital voice control assistant (i.e. Google Home and Amazon Echo).

 

5. Smart Security Features

 

While you can install smart security features in your home at any time, it will be easiest to do during a remodel. Consider adding sensors to your windows and doors that let you know when they are opened, or when glass is broken. You can also install carbon monoxide sensors and an entire alarm system. When you tie the new alarm panel into your home automation system, you can receive alerts of issues to your mobile device.

 

As you can see, there are several smart home updates you should consider investing in during a home remodel. Not only will these features make your house more tech-savvy, but also safer. To learn more contact the professionals.

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