When you’re thinking about how you’d like to make your home more beautiful, chic, or welcoming, you probably think about things like throw pillows, accent walls, cute signage, and updating your furniture to match the latest amazing idea you saw on this website.
It’s easy to forget that things like lighting, the height of your curtain shades, the temperature of your home, and other small things add (or take away from) the atmosphere of your home.
With the advent of very fast high speed internet service and smart home devices, these aesthetic processes can be automated so that your home is always cozy and welcoming.
How home automation works
Smart devices can connect to the internet at your home.
You can use your phone to turn these devices on and off or make other adjustments as the device allows, or set them to work automatically based on the time of day or other factors that you can program.
You can also use smart outlets to turn basic devices on and off.
As long as the internet at your house is working and the devices are connected, you can control any smart device from anywhere in the world.
What can be automated to improve your home’s aesthetic?
The list of things that can be automated is almost endless, so long as your pocketbook is nearly endless too.
Bill Gates built a $127M mansion where nearly everything is automated, and guests are given microchips to control the devices near them.
If you’re not Bill Gates, there are so many smart devices on the market that it’s hard to know where to start.
Smart bulbs and lamps can be turned on and off automatically at certain times, or can be turned on at sunset, brightening up your home just as the outside begins to get dark.
Smart bulbs can be screwed right into your existing sockets, and they connect with a hub plugged into your router.
Lighting is one of the most important aesthetic markers of your home, and it is wonderful to have this process automatically in place so you don’t need to interrupt what you’re doing to turn on the lights in your house.
In much the same way, a simple command from your phone at the end of the night can turn off all the smart bulbs in your house.
Now there’s no need to walk from room to room to check if you’ve left any lights on!
While you can’t see the benefits of automating a thermostat, you can certainly feel them!
We’re told to turn the thermostat down in winter or up in summer if we’ll be away in order to save money, but when you come home from work at the end of the day and your house is hotter or cooler than you’d like it is a rough welcome home.
Using a smart thermostat can save you money as well as make your house more comfortable while you’re in it.
You can set it to lower or increase at certain times, and even if every day is different you can set a schedule for each day.
Since you can control your thermostat from anywhere, if you end up getting off work early you can adjust the temperature as you leave work to be more comfortable when you get home.
Part of having a beautiful home is keeping it clean.
Unless you are someone who takes joy in the satisfaction of having cleaned your own home, you’ve probably wished you could spend much less time cleaning and more time doing the things you love.
Robot vacuum cleaners can help you with this task!
They can learn the layout of your home and be set to run during a certain schedule or when you command them to run from your phone.
While they aren’t capable of magically making a dirty home clean, after you’ve vacuumed the floor they can run each day and help tidy up any dirt or grime that has accumulated over the day, meaning you should have to vacuum less frequently and your hard work lasts longer.
If you want to improve the aesthetic of your home and have the convenience of more control of your home without more work, consider adding some smart home appliances to your home.
They can save you time and money, make your home more comfortable, and you’ll never have to wonder again if you turned the lights off or locked the door when you left the house.