Do you dream of having a smart home? It may seem surreal, but today we have the technology to almost completely automate a home. Are you interested in integrating technology, but concerned about how it will impact your home’s aesthetic appeal? Not to worry- you can have a functional, stylish home that incorporates the latest in intelligent technology while maintaining visually appealing interior design.
First, decide what elements of technology you want to include. The term “intelligent home” means different things to different people, and what the term encompasses for you is a personal choice. For instance, twenty years ago exterior light timers seemed “high-tech,” but today, those are fairly common. You probably already have an internet connection, and some of the other technological elements you may want to consider include:
- Automated lighting and temperature control
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other communication protocols
- Home security and safety systems
- Entertainment systems controlled by computer, phone, or tablet
- Appliances that can communicate with each other
Spend some time giving some serious consideration to how technology in your home can improve your life. Do you want to wake up to lighting and temperature that gradually change to help you wake up? Perhaps you’d like music to begin playing at a certain time and volume. Maybe you’d like a house with a security system you can activate remotely, or climate control that automatically shifts into energy saving mode to save you money. If you can dream it, there’s a good chance that today’s technology can make it possible.
How do you incorporate technology into your home without sacrificing design? Some technological advancements already improve the look of your home. Sleeker electronics take up less space, automating blinds and drapes can help you make the most of your interior design, and automated lighting systems can accent different areas of décor while eliminating the need for wall switches. LED lighting can change color, to shift the mood or look of a room.
Even those technological components you might consider unattractive can be designed to fit your home’s style. Speaker systems can be camouflaged as paintings or photographs, or you can incorporate a soundbar to eliminate the need for bulky speakers. Elements like touchless faucets and cabinets bring both style and function into your home.
What’s more, you can use modern technology to assist you with interior decorating. With the right software, you can create a floor plan, visualize a room, and arrange elements like furniture, appliances, paint color, and lighting to fit your vision. Designers can use this software to quickly and effectively communicate with customers, and customers can use it to express their wishes more easily.
Over the past twenty years, TVTI has become a major provider of residential and commercial technology systems. We work hard to make technology more accessible, bridging the gap between possibility and reality to make complicated systems easy for ordinary people to use. Whether you live in a small house or operate a large office complex, we can provide you with features and convenience that will make using your space more efficient and enjoyable and even more eco-friendly. For more information, visit our website or call us at 312.829.9145 to learn how we can help you utilize the technology that’s right for you.