Ever hear of a smart house? If you have not, a smart house is basically a house that is controlled by either manual or autonomous systems, allowing for sophisticated and detailed control of the buildings functions. In other words it’s just a house that can do a lot of the things you see in science fiction movies, but what if I told you that some of that stuff is not actually fictitious? In fact a lot of what you see is actually pretty easy to purchase, and obviously really cool. However along with totally awesome, usually comes with an outrageous price tag, this detailed is observed, but it’s not as common as you might think. Below are some items that can really add some 21st century to your home.
First I’d like to talk about autonomous systems. Autonomous systems are simply systems that can act on their own accord. In a smart home, most of what you would have would autonomous such monitoring your plants, and watering them as needed. Perhaps it would be to track your cat’s movements and feed them accordingly. Maybe it’s vacuuming your home for you, or a fridge that cleans itself. You can find these items for sale all over the internet, and in home improvement stores, but what has got to be my favorite is self-opening blinds or shades. Sure it’s simple, but my dream is to go to sleep in total darkness, but to be woken up by the sun and presented with an incredible view. You might say, “well just leave the blinds open”, but what if I don’t want to be woken up at 6am, what if I want to control what time I wake up? Even something as simple as this is not only available, but it’s not ridiculously expensive either. Effortless control of the little things in life are really what makes a smart house, a smart house.
Then, there are manual systems. These are systems that are controlled by you. Such as light switches or appliances. I could go on and on about manual systems, but I’ll just mention a few. With technology now, you can do everything from a light switch, to your faucets, even closing a window right from your phone, and inexpensively. Most home improvement stores carry plenty of items that you can control with your phone. Like an oven, paired with a smart thermometer that turns off the oven and sends you an alert on your phone when the food is done. Awesome right? How about a fridge that not only logs your food items and sends you alerts when you’re running low on them, but a fridge that knows what’s in it and can tell you what recipes you can make with what’s in your fridge? Incredible, but incredibly expensive.
Whether you’re looking to update to a smarter home, or find one to buy, National Realty Group will do it’s best to help you find the home that’s almost as clever as you.