Home technology has certainly come a long way over the last ten years. As we look at what the future holds, there are a number of handy gadgets and technology to add to your “must-have” list. Here are several that you’ll want to include in your next home remodel project.
1. Automatic Pass-Through Window from Andersen Windows & Doors
If you entertain outdoors often, you’ll want to add this amazing automatic pass-through window to your kitchen remodel. Not only does it make it easy to hand trays of snacks and drinks through, but it is also completely automatic thanks to a special interior keypad. When you’re done, simply touch a button and it closes up securely. Wow! It’s an ideal addition to homes with an outdoor living space right off the kitchen or for homeowners who really enjoy entertaining.
2. Radiant Wireless Charger from Legrand
No need to track down your teenager to figure out what happened to your charging cable. The Radiant Wireless Charger from Legrand can be installed into your normal outlet space and offers two traditional outlets, a USB plug, and a place to charge your smartphone. Not only is this a great addition for home offices, it works as a wonderful central hub where everyone seems to gather, like a kitchen or island.
3. Chamberlain myQ Smart Home Garage Door Opener
Never feel like you forgot to close the garage door again thanks to the Chamberlain myQ Smart Home Garage Door Opener. This super cool gadget attaches to your existing opener and turns it into a smart device. Use the coordinating app to open or close your door from anywhere or give individuals permission to open and close the door at will. It’s a great tool if you have a dog walker, house sitter, or other individuals whom you need to let inside when you’re away, but you don’t want the risk of having a spare key lying out there.
4. Samsung Food Showcase Refrigerator
Of course, we couldn’t have a list of the best home gadgets of the year without at least mentioning a smart appliance. Refrigerators have come a long way in the last few years, so it was definitely hard to narrow down our favorite. However, the Samsung Food Showcase Refrigerator is definitely one of the best. A special door allows you to grab quick items like drinks and condiments, while a deeper interior cabinet is ideal for larger items. It’s a great choice if you hate rooting around in the fridge to find your favorite items or your kids are always hollering that they can’t find the salad dressing.
5. Google Nest Learning Smart Thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat is a smart thermostat that programs itself to help save energy. This cool home gadget learns your schedule and will set a precise temperature at a specific time on a daily basis. It also connects with your Google Assistant or Alexa and can be controlled from anywhere with a smartphone app. While in your house, you can change the temperature with the touch screen, or talk to it with voice control.
6. Smart Speakers Like Amazon Echo or Google Nest
These smart home gadgets can really help out in a variety of ways. For starters, they can connect with smart outlets to turn your lights off or on. Talk about smart lighting! They can play music, answer questions, and even tell jokes, all by voice command. You can change your settings and preferences for these wireless speakers through their respective companion apps. These are some smart gadgets you need.
Let CHI Help with Your Home Remodeling Project
As award-winning interior designers, we can help you find the best home gadgets for your next remodeling project. The list of cool home technology really does seem to evolve and grow all the time, so it is always a good idea to talk to us directly about what you’re looking to add to your space. Call us today for a design consultation.