Smart homes are the new trend in home improvement and technology. Smart homes are equipped with lighting and electrical devices that can be controlled via smartphones, tablets, or computers. You can upgrade your home to be fully smart or even add small tech touches to make your home feel more modern. Here are some technology upgrades you can make in your home.

Smart TV experiences

With the popularity of streaming services, it feels like cable TV with thousands of channels is no longer the new technology in homes. If you run off of streaming services, consider adding an Apple TV, Smart TV, or Roku Device to your TV viewing experience. An Apple TV is a small device you can hook up to your TV with hundreds of streaming apps that you can access. You can control the device from your IPhone too. A Roku is similar to an Apple TV, but you can take the app with you on your phone or tablet. A Smart TV has all of these apps built into your TV, so there’s no need for a separate device.

Smart Thermostats

These thermostats take the guess work out of programming the temperature in your home. They can sense when you’re home or away and adjust the heat or air accordingly. Some of them you can control via an iOS or android device. The more advanced models can get pricey, but they help you save money in the long run by regulating your heating and cooling.

Smart Lighting

You can now purchase lighting systems that can be controlled remotely by your smartphone or tablet. These systems feature dimming, on/off features, and turn off automatically when you leave the house. These lighting systems help you save energy and money in the long run. You can also consider a master control system and control the lights, thermostat, and even the pool all in one place.

Smart Refrigerator

I know you’re thinking: What’s the next smart device? That would be refrigerators. You can now purchase LG and Samsung smart refrigerators with WiFi enabled touchscreens that amp up your kitchen. Some models will take photos every time you close the refrigerator that you can access from your phone to see what food you need to shop for. Keep everyone in the house¬†connected by syncing your calendar and adding notes to the touchscreen. You also can play music while you cook and pull up recipes on the screen.

Smart home trends can be worth the money. They add value to your home and regulate your energy use. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home with some smart capabilities in Corvallis, Oregon, Valley Brokers can help you find a home¬†within your budget.

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