If you’re always looking for new ways to create your ideal home, you should consider the benefits of using home technology. This is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re enjoying all of the comforts of modern life. Make sure that you don’t just limit your use of technology to your office area. Instead, you should think about how it could work in your kitchen, your bedroom, and your living space.
Technology will also come in handy if you’re lucky enough to have a home gym. If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll need to read on. Below are five areas in your home that could benefit from you using technology.
See How Home Technology Simplifies Your Life
Telecommuting is becoming quite the norm in recent years meaning many of us to work from a home office. It is important that if you work from home your office should be designed with the latest technology and up to date services. As an interior designer and design blogger that works from home, I want to make sure that my home office is as streamed-lined as it can be with the latest technology and services available to me.
Also, I want to be as virtual as possible to be able to take my work wherever I go which means investing in connectivity options. I recently purchased the Surface Pro by Microsoft because I could easily grab it and go, having my office in one hand. Installing programs like LogMeIn, allows me to access my network of files, including my Auto CAD while traveling. For the best security in protecting your work, you will need to take it to the cloud with companies like Securedatarecovery.com.
So, no matter what disasters happen you will be ready to work at a moment’s notice. The advancements in technology have allowed me to take my career in many different directions, from interior designer to writing and speaking for the industry and I like it!
Make sure that you invest in all of the latest technology gadgets for your kitchen like Best for Grill Masters. This smart gadget alerts you on your smartphone when the meat that you have been cooking is done. No more fretting over it, you can now enjoy your guests during a party.
Do you stress about your meal preparation? Well, not to worry, from your phone or tablet you can download Sidechef.com and immediately have access to 4000 + recipes. It will guide you through a step by step instruction as if your own personal chef was there to teach you how to do it. I love technology that makes me look and feel like a genius!
If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, you should turn to technology. There are automation systems like Crestron that will allow you to control your whole house lighting and security from the palm of your hand by connecting to your smartphone. No more having to get out of bed to turn on or off your lighting, it can even control shades in the room so you can decide how much natural light you want shining in.
You could also invest in a white noise machine that connects to your whole house automation and plays gentle sounds like ocean waves through your bedroom speakers. From time to time I have a masseuse come to my home to give me a massage where she sets up a massage table in my bedroom. I can play my zen music through my speakers for a relaxing environment all because I have designed the right technology into my bedroom design.
Your Home Gym
What everyone needs in their home gym is a high-def TV connected to either an Apple TV or a Chromecast, or a Roku 2, which has many channels and a headphone-enabled WiFi remote to keep the boredom out of your hour of treadmilling. Of course, there are tons of apps for your iPhone that will be able to measure your fitness and give you your current analytics so you know how you are doing in your fitness level at any given workout.
Your Living Area
Do you love to curl up in front of the TV? If so, you should try investing in a system that allows you to stream media from all of your different devices. Say you’ve found a film on your laptop, but want to watch it on the big screen. At the click of a button, your dreams will become a reality.
Like a lot of people you might be intimidated by technology, but don’t be. Figure out what might benefit your life and get with an expert to find out what it would take to add it to your home.
Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design.Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.
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