There are so many different ways you can make your home a better home for you. You can tackle long-desired home improvement projects or finally turn your backyard into the paradise you’ve always dreamed of. But there are also cheaper ways you can improve your home, such as by adding some fun tech upgrades. Here are a few you should consider:
Smart, Colorful Lights
There are many different upgrades you can make to the lights in your home. You can add smart light bulbs to all of your fixtures so you can control them remotely. You’ll not only be able to turn them on and off, but you’ll also be able to quickly change the color of light they give off. This is great for setting the mood for dinner, parties, or date nights. As for the colors you can choose from, the colors are typically red, blue, green, and yellow. They can certainly make your home more fun in a snap!
Virtual Reality Headsets
From gaming to shopping to job training, it’s true that the future is virtual. And now is a great time to invest in virtual reality for the home because VR tech and gaming consoles have seriously improved in recent years. Some of the best VR headsets on the market are the Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, and Sony Playstation VR. But if you want a cheaper option, you can’t go wrong with Oculus Go or even Google Cardboard. You don’t have to just play VR games, either. You can play poker in virtual poker rooms, visit virtual museums, or explore science fiction-like planets — all from the comfort of your home. So yeah, this is probably the coolest tech upgrade on this list.
Smart Locks and Camera
It’s easier than ever to upgrade your home security system. You can add smart locks and cameras to your home for a reasonable fee, and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you have a security system in place that you can control remotely. While you’re away on vacation, check in on your home through a live camera feed or receive alerts when motion sensors are triggered — It’s that easy to know your home is safe and sound.
Smart thermostats are a huge selling point for new homebuyers, so it’ll not only streamline your heating and cooling system, but it’ll make your home more attractive if you’re thinking of selling in the near future. Smart thermostats are a great investment because they can ultimately help you to save money on heating and cooling costs. But you’re also able to control them remotely, too. So if you want to turn the A/C on from your smartphone before you get home from work, you can do that. Accidently left the heat too high while you’re away on vacation? Simply lower the temperature from your phone. If you’re not sure where to start when picking out a device, check out the models that Nest and Honeywell sell — they’re some of the most popular smart thermostat manufacturers on the market.
Many households have invested in smart speakers by now, but if you’re not one of them, it’s time to see what all you’re missing out on. Play music, ask a smart assistant to look something up online, create a shopping list, and control your smart devices throughout the home — all with a smart speaker. It’ll certainly make your home life easier and more fun. There are many different models to choose from, but two of the most popular are still Amazon Echo and Google Home.
New Kitchen Gadgets
Love cooking? Or do you just want to make your kitchen life a little bit better? Consider adding some smart appliances to the mix. This includes large and small smart appliances, from fridges and dishwashers to coffee makers, microwaves, thermometers, and instant pots. There are so many smart kitchen gadgets on the market. They can analyze the contents of your fridge, be controlled from your smartphone, or calculate the nutrition in a food item. You can even set your smart coffee maker to brew you the perfect cup minutes before you wake up, so you don’t even have to do any work. Not bad!