There are different upgrades, both big and small you can make to your home to ensure that it is not only eco-friendly, but also efficient, and more secure. Technology can help you run a safer and sustainable home and interior design tricks can help to bring it up to date as well. There are several smart ways you can bring your home to the 21st century. Here are four upgrades you can make to have a smarter home this year.
Keep yourself and your family protected by installing a smart door entry system. You can choose between a range of options depending on the type of home and your security needs. Modern security systems come with a mobile app so you can always be sure your home is safe wherever you are. This state-of-the-art technology will give you peace of mind.
If you don’t have the option to go with renewable energies such as solar power, you can at least reduce your consumption of electricity, by switching all of your lightbulbs to LEDs. These are more durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. Outdoor LEDs can also provide security with cutting edge technology. Look into fitting a motion sensor security light, ideal for both your garden and garage. LEDs are not only more durable but they are much more energy-efficient and perfect for a modern eco-friendly household. As well as reducing your consumption of electricity, make sure your home is also well-insulated to reduce heat loss and heating expenses. This will save you on your gas bill and be better for the environment. Upgrade all your windows to double-glazing and look into replacing and flooring with more eco-friendly options.
Consider upgrading all your electrical appliances to smart models with the option to be controlled remotely. These will be much more energy-efficient and better for the environment. Newer models of things like washing machines and dishwashers not only reduce your energy consumption but are also much more stylish and work better in general. The majority of these new models will automatically have the option to be controlled from a device or smartphone. Your heating and electricity can also be monitored using a single app.
For larger-scale renovation, opt for more natural materials such as stone, marble and good quality. These always create a timeless design and will last you much longer. It’s more trendy nowadays to look for a more permanent option and this is also better for the environment. Another way to stay sustainable is by choosing recycled materials for your decor. You can also upcycle many items and find them a new and exciting use. This can apply to fabrics, furniture, and smaller household objects. There are plenty of inspiring ideas online. You might also want to make some lifestyle changes in your home as well. Make sure you reduce your waste and separate plastics, glass, paper and organic. You could even set up a compost outside using your organic rubbish.