Introducing Automation into Your Home
Transform Your New Orleans Home with Intelligent Design
More and more people are discovering the convenience of smart home automation and modern homeowners are starting to expect more from their homes. If your Louisiana home isn’t taking advantage of the latest in home technology, perhaps it’s time to take the next step. In this article, we will explore the effects of automation on three specific home spaces: the kitchen, the media room, and the bedroom. To learn more about getting the most out of your home, read on.
The kitchen is very important to your home. It is usually a gathering space for family members and friends when they come over. The space should be welcoming and calm, while at the same time should fulfill all the utilitarian functions of cooking. Automation may hold the answer to meshing these two requirements into one room.
Most days, we are spending time in our kitchens in the early mornings and evenings. At these times of day, the sunlight tends to fluctuate. Add motorized shades to your kitchen’s windows to combat the awkward angles and glares. Connect your shades to a sensor that monitors the sunlight so that they will automatically descend as the sun rises or sets. Your shades can deal with the inconvenience before it even happens!
Couple your shades with automated lighting. For one thing, your lights can also link to light sensors and maintain ideal illumination as the natural light shifts. For another, you can design a versatile lighting scheme that can create the perfect mood for breakfast in the mornings or a dinner party with friends.
The Media Room
Most media rooms have too many remotes: one that turns on the TV, one for the audio, one for the streaming services, and one for who knows what else. Simplify your media room with smart home automation that places all your devices under one system of control and one remote. You can even make adjustments from a smartphone or tablet.
The best part of centralized control is that it’s easy to change the room for all your family’s needs. Let’s say your children were playing a video game earlier in the day and you want to use the space to listen to a record. Quickly switch over the source for your audio, dim the lights, and start relaxing with the touch of a button. Then later, when you all want to watch a movie, select your movie and press a button to implement your “cinema” settings. The blackout shades lower, lights around the screen go to black, audio switches over, and you’re ready to go.
You want your bedroom to be a totally relaxing space where you can rest up and transition from day to night and back again. Automation can help make relaxation easier. Consider the temperature of your room. Many people like to sleep in cooler temperature, so they can snuggle up with a blanket. A smart HVAC system can prepare your room to match your ideal sleeping temperature around your bedtime. But there’s more; your smart system can alter the temperature to warm up the space for when your alarm sounds. No more will you wake up in the middle of the night to adjust the thermostat; your settings will always be right.
If you’re thinking about updating your home, contact us today. We can help transform these spaces and more.