While every Australian enjoys their garden and the outdoors, most of them will spend a large majority of their time inside their custom homes. That is why it is so important that you remain focused on creating the most liveable house you can. In the past, great inventions like electric lighting, indoor plumbing and heat regulation have all been game-changers for homes. Now another revolution is starting that could put those to shame: smart houses.
What Are Smart Custom Houses?
The term 'smart' when relating to anything traditionally not given this moniker generally refers to it having an interactive nature (often through the internet or Bluetooth). For example, a 'smart' kettle would be one that you could control from your phone in a different room or even outside your house. When discussing smart custom homes, we are talking about a shift in the accessibility from totally physical to a mixture of physical and online connectivity. In the future, your whole home might be operated from a tiny phone in your pocket or perhaps an implant in your head! For now, we are not at that stage, but it is easy to see the shift towards smart homes, and it is time to consider smart options when remodelling or creating a new custom home.
What Can Be Made Smarter About A Home?
Almost every appliance today has a smart alternative. Televisions were one of the first devices to get this treatment, and now smart TVs are almost an industry standard. However, it is not just gadgets and entertainment devices that are becoming smart; there are a whole host of other, more fundamental parts of the house that can be upgraded to a smart alternative:
- Showers and baths
- Air conditioning
- Vacuum cleaners
- Security system
And many more. At this stage, it is almost easier to draw up a list of items that do not have smart alternatives.
How Do You Create Custom Homes Around Smart Technology?
If you decide to go the smart route and begin transitioning to a more connected home, then there are a couple of design features you should keep in mind. Firstly, your internet connectivity needs to be good around the whole home, so you may need a more powerful modem or even perhaps a couple of them. Secondly, it is easiest to connect to devices in other rooms if there are fewer walls blocking the path, so go for a more open living plan with large doors and open communal spaces. This is a look many Australians jump at anyway, and now it can help them enjoy a home that caters to their every need and wish.
To learn more about custom homes, contact your local home builder today.