It has been revealed in a recent report that homeowners could benefit in a number of ways by spending some money on converting their home into a ‘smart home’. One design expert, who has converted his own home into a smart home without spending a fortune, has said that this is something that homeowners can do for just a few hundred dollars at a time but that they can reap the benefits both in terms of convenience and financially.
The Colorado designer, Carlos Espinosa, said that he is now able to control his lights using his smart phone, has had moisture detectors installed so that he is quickly made aware of any leaks around the home, and has a smart security system installed. He said that he is now able to use his phone so that the lights in his home come on and the front door unlocks as he turns the corner to his property, which he said was particularly useful when coming home in the evenings when it was dark.
An increase in property value
According to Espinosa, these various systems that have helped to turn his home into a smart home cost just a few hundred dollars a time adding that the rewards more than make up for the cost. He said that he felt more secure and was able to benefit from total ease and convenience in terms of controlling many of the functions in his home.
In addition, a real estate official said that having these smart devices and systems in place could help to add value to the home, which meant that homeowners could recoup the cost of the improvements if they decided to sell their home later on down the line. The property agent said that he recently sold a house for around $20,000 more than similar houses in the same area and this was a property that had been kitted out with various smart systems and devices.
There are now many different smart systems available on the market and by shopping around homeowners can find ones that are very reasonably prices, easy to install and use, and provide everything from simplicity to security. Gadgets to create smart homes are set to make up around $60 billion of the global industry according to research and with home builders now wiring many new properties for installation of these systems, this figure could continue to rise.