Every day, the world presents us with new technology. It seems like there isn’t much left that technology can’t do. Thankfully, with every advancement, many items have become more affordable.
While a high-tech home may not be the choice for everyone, there are plenty of budget-friendly options to try out if you are interested in making your home a little bit more accessible.
Here are 6 items to try:
Setting reminders, asking questions, and playing music on demand has never been so easy! Smart speakers are capable of making lists for you, looking up recipes, and so much more. My favorite smart speaker is the Google Home mini. I keep one in the kitchen and one in my bathroom. Google is super helpful in finding my phone when I’ve lost it.
Left the coffee pot plugged in and need to turn it off, but you aren’t home? Smart plugs allow you to turn off (and on) something plugged in from your phone. These are also great for lighting systems like lamps or even holiday lights.
Smart doorbells are an incredible investment. Monitor who is ringing your doorbell, when packages are dropped off, and so much more all with your phone!
Lost keys? Need to let someone in to water your plants while you are out of town? Smart Locks allow you to use your phone to lock and unlock your door, or just use a keypad!
Smart switches allow you to turn lights off and on with your phone. Next time you forget to turn off the kitchen light and you are already in bed, smart switches can save the day!
Smart BulbsAdjust the brightness of color in any room when you install smart bulbs. Great for kids or rooms where you want to be able to dim the lights!
For my home, I have smart bulbs, smart door locks, smart garage opener, and smart doorbell. These are very essential for me as it helps me lock things from my phone and navigate my home while continuing to work.
Here is a bonus:
This one was a lifesaver for me as it was my first time having a garage when I purchased my home. I no longer had to question myself on whether I closed the garage or not. If you have multiple garage bays, you can add on sensors to your bay.