Your home is your castle. It’s a place of comfort and security and something that you’re willing to keep investing in to get things just right – giving you an extra sense of fulfillment whenever you step through the threshold of your front door. And technology can help achieve this – both tech that you implant in your home, and tech that can help you find and curate items that mean a lot to you or help you build the lifestyle you covet. Here’s how technology can help you curate the perfect home in 2022.
The rise of the smart home is well and truly underway, with millions of homes now featuring the kinds of technology that only featured in science fiction a decade ago. Among the big-hitting favorites are home assistants, which homeowners can speak to in order to order food or check the weather. And there are smart speakers, connected through your house and to your mobile devices, from which you can play music, the radio or podcasts at any time.
Moving into the bathroom, you can have a smart shower that tracks the time you take and the temperature of the water, or a smart boiler that saves you energy while always heating up just the right amount of water to keep you in hot showers and to maintain the heat in your home. Research smart home technology to build the tech-infused home of your dreams.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to source exciting products from abroad to feature in or around your home, technology has helped make that a breeze. You can look up shipping costs and services online at the touch of a button, organizing everything from motorcycle shipping to the transportation of a pet from country to country. All this is made easier with responsive websites and apps that help you organize delivery.
And of course, there’s the technology that shipping firms and delivery drivers themselves use, which is a big part of the reason we’re now all able to shop online and expect the package the next morning at our front door. This slick system is based on smart, machine learning algorithms that are designed to create efficient, optimal journeys for products traversing the world,
Technology fans will also find ample inspiration from the world of technology if they’re looking for interior design ideas and tips. They might be interested in styling their home in a modern aesthetic, with metal and other features that make their home a little space-age and futuristic. Or they might prefer steampunk or other subcultures in the world of technology.
Whatever you’re planning on decorating your home with, these are apps to help you plan interior decoration on your mobile phone. All you’ll need to do is enter the dimensions of your room and of the items you’d like to place in it, and you can begin to shuffle and change things with the swish of a finger – seeing what fits where and which items may be too big or small for your home.
If you want to make more changes to your home – say, you’d like to install under-floor heating, or you’d like to knock through a wall to make an open plan living space – you’ll need workers to help you. In the past, you’d have had to source these from the local phone book, calling up and checking for rates and availability. You might well have ended up paying over the going rate, because you won’t have known what competitors might be charging.
Today, however, it’s far easier to secure workers for your home online. There are apps and websites dedicated to pairing homeowners with workers who have different forms of expertise – and all you’ll have to do is plug in to these technologies to enjoy home enhancement at cut prices. Most websites also offer price comparison features, so you can see who is the best value for your work.
We’ve mentioned smart speakers, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to home entertainment. New technologies have meant that it’s possible to invest in a huge flat-screen TV that supports 4K or 3D displays. You can invest in wonderful games consoles from the next generation, and sleek computers on which you’ll work and play. All these tech products will put the finishing touches on your tech-inspired home, helping you to curate a homestead that feels truly like your own.
Consider engaging with the tech listed above to get your home feeling just as you want it to feel.