According to the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), around 50% of homeowners surveyed in suburban and urban areas say they are willing to remodel their living space, and over two-thirds of rural homeowners convey that willingness. While a third of all homeowners consider it easier to just move to a new home than tackle a remodeling project.
People remodel for many reasons, and 75% of us report feeling a major sense of accomplishment as a result of a completed project. Better functionality and livability, or what we will refer to as the ‘enjoyment factor’, is generally cited as the top reason for why remodel at all. Other factors like knowing better materials are in place, appreciating the beauty of an upgrade and making changes to fit the owner’s feeling of their living space are considerable factors.
Below are the top 6 smart home upgrades to increase the value of your home.
HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM
If you’re planning to install a number of smart home products during your home renovation project, a smart home system can help you automate the function of each device. A smart home system offers compatibility with a range of individual devices across several standards, and it may integrate directly with your digital voice control assistant.
Speakers and audio equipment can take up a lot of space, and unsightly wires can really break up the aesthetic feel of a minimalist living room. Luckily, several companies offer custom speaker systems that integrate directly into your home’s construction.
MOTION SENSORS AND SMART SECURITY OPTIONS
While it’s still very possible to do in a home that does not require repairs or updates, automating your home security can be much easier to do during a renovation. Adding sensors that detect motion, door or window access, broken glass, smoke or carbon monoxide, and flooding are individual components that can be integrated into an automation system and customized to the unique layout of your home.
HOME SECURITY CAMERAS
Doorbell cameras, perimeter cameras, and interior cameras can be accessed and monitored by the phone in your pocket while you’re away at work or vacation. Discreetly camouflaging security cameras into the design of your home’s entryway and most frequented areas can help you protect your home and the things inside without making friends or family feel uncomfortable.
A smart thermostat is a nice upgrade for your heating and cooling system, but these devices can potentially improve your home’s efficiency much more if you install a few extra temperature sensors. During your home renovation, you can hardwire sensors directly into your smart thermostat, allowing it to automatically regulate the temperature in each room.
A well-designed lighting and motorized shading system is one of the most energy efficient features that you can add to your home. It can also be a major factor when it comes to increasing your home’s value.
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