This is already one of the fastest growing trends in home design, but smart home technology will soon move from a 'plus' to a 'must'. No longer seen as a passing fad, smart technology not only provides convenience, but also helps to improve health and safety within your home. Here are a few simple, smart upgrades you can make now that will appeal to buyers for years to come:
Touchless Everything. Temperature and lighting control can now be voice or motion-activated. Touchless faucets, once thought superfluous, are now an inexpensive and health-conscious upgrade.
Carbon Monoxide / Smoke Detectors. Smart carbon monoxide and smoke detectors employ innovative features such as self-testing, direct communication with emergency dispatchers, and advanced sensors that can detect both slow-burning and fast-burning fires.
Thermostat. Many smart thermostats can be paired with mobile devices so that the climate in your home adjusts depending on whether you're home or away, saving you dollars you didn't know you were spending.
Video Doorbells / Cameras. Once costly and cumbersome, security cameras and video doorbells are more affordable than ever and, with wireless technology, have never been easier to install. With the help of your mobile device you can check in on who is coming and going from your house from anywhere.
Keyless Entry. New keyless entry devices allow homeowners to unlock their doors or open a garage remotely from their cell phones.