Planning and designing an Indianapolis custom home is exciting. From picking out the custom counters to deciding what types of outdoor features you want, there’s a lot of decisions that go into the process. One thing you want to consider is the different technologies to include in the house. With today’s advances, you have a lot more options than wall-mounted flat screens and smart fridges. Your entire house can be a technology hub. To help you get started with your home’s tech advances, here are 5 trending technologies to include in your home:
- Multi-Room Music Streaming
Not too many years ago, the trend was to have a home speaker system in which every room had a speaker and you could play music throughout the entire house. Today’s system is a little more advanced. Using Bluetooth and wireless technologies, you can play music in any and all rooms with your smartphone or other mobile device.
- Keyless Entry
While keyless entry has been around for a few years, it is starting to be more and more popular. When planning your Indianapolis custom home, consider installing a keyless lock on your doors. Not only are these a more secure form of protection, you don’t have to keep track of who has a key. The best part? Many can be programmed with multiple pass codes, so you can provide anyone with a unique code to open the door.
- Revolutionary Garage Door Opener
Today’s garage doors aren’t like the ones installed in your parent’s home. Instead, they can operate off of batteries, so even when the power goes out they still open. Plus, with quiet technologies, you’ll barely notice the sound of the door opening or closing. These smart garage door openers can also be set on a delay feature that will close the door automatically after a predetermined time.
- Concealed Technology
A growing trend in home technology has been to remove all signs of tech from the living room, creating a space for families and friends to be together without distraction. In many cases, the TV and video game consoles move to the lower level, but that’s not your only option. Technology can be concealed behind cabinets and in ceilings, allowing tech to be hidden and accessed when needed.
- Programmable Thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, you can reduce your heating and cooling bills while also staying comfortable at all times. This type of thermostat goes beyond just setting the current temperature. You can set time and days of the week in which you want the temperature to change. Plus, with today’s wireless technology, you’ll be able to change the temperature remotely from your smart phone.
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