Have you ever wondered why people seem obsessed with luxury home technologies these days? Are they really worth all the hype? As luxury home designers and builders, Heidan Construction is very familiar with the smart home technologies that everyone considers luxury. We’re happy to give you an honest look at how they impact the day-to-day lives of their users – for better or worse.
What Are Luxury Home Technologies?
Luxury home technologies are more commonly referred to as smart home technology. Smart home technology is all throughout many modern homes. What is it that makes something ‘smart’? Generally, an appliance is considered smart if it’s been hooked up to the internet.
You might be baffled by the idea of hooking many of your home appliances to the internet. However, there are quite a few neat reasons why it’s been done. Thinking outside the box, tech developers asked themselves, “If this device could do more for me, what would it do?” Then, they set out to find the answer and make it a reality.
Here are just a few of the things that have been made “smart”:
- Coffee makers
The Best of Smart Home Technology
When it comes to smart home technology, there are some things that are more useful than others. Taking a look at overall scoring from users, we can see easily that there are some appliances that are leaps and bounds better than others at being “smart.”
One of the most useful of luxury home technologies are thermostats that can be controlled from your phone. Being able to turn the heat on or off without leaving the desk is a huge plus to almost any homeowner.
In fact, most of the favored smart home appliances are the simple functions of the house. Door locks that can be controlled from an app, automated, motorized blinds, and intercoms that can be spoken through from your phone are just some of the basic home functions that are better when made smart.
The Worst of Smart Home Technology
Where there’s good, there must also be bad. So, what are some of the luxury home technologies that people weren’t as impressed with? Let’s start with the smart fridge.
Smart fridges come in many shapes and forms. Some of them are pretty alright – offering apps, like Spotify, that can be useful when in the kitchen. However, others go above and beyond… and end up creating more opportunities for failure than for success.
One such example is a smart fridge with a screen covering its entire front. This screen displays the products inside the fridge and is used in grocery store fridge sections. But… if the screen is broken, then you’re left with a useless black display. Wouldn’t it be handy if there was something completely transparent to allow you to look inside the store fridge without any functioning technology? Hmm…
Luxury Home Technology That’s Right for You
While some luxury home technology is a hit, and others are a miss, it all comes down to personal needs. If you aren’t a fan of voice activated devices listening to you all day, we can skip those ones. Plenty of smart devices introduce smartphone accessibility without being voice activated.
If you’re looking to have a luxury custom home built, we can take a good look at what devices you may be interested in during a consultation. We look forward to working with you and creating the most technologically capable home you could ask for.