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The Best Ways To Make Home Improvements Using Technology



Technology is so vital to so much we do these days, yet few of us really use it when it comes to our homes. Of course, we might have the latest televisions, some of us may even enjoy the company of Alexa. But when it comes to the more typical home improvements, it’s usually left to your eye, an old tape measure and routine.

But with so much available at the touch of a button, the opening of a laptop and tap in an App Store, aren’t we missing out somewhat?

There are so many areas we can now use tech to make home improvements. We take a look at a few of the best ways…

Smart Locks

Smart Locks really are a superb bit of kit that will keep your mind at ease 24/7. They can do a variety of things but first and foremost will keep you aware of exactly when your front door is being opened and unlocked as well as who is doing it.

Additionally, you can turn your smartphone into a key, allowing you to access with ease – as well as not have to hunt for your key – as well as set up temporary keys for friends and family when needs be. It all leads to a more secure home – probably the best improvements you ever need to make.

Home Designer Apps

Rather than fork out for an interior designer, or simply use a bit of guesswork, there are dozens of fantastic apps out there that allow you to design your interiors straight from your smart devices.



It’s worth checking out some of the Best Online Reviews website with this one, as some can be complex, some can be nice and basic depending on your skillset. What you will be allowed to do however is play around and figure out the best looking interior for your home.

Use Smart Power

The market for smart power is huge and there are tons of options out there. Most will have a common theme of switching off when not in use, with both timers and you yourself able to control them via your smartphone.

The Elgato Eve Energy is perhaps one of the more cost-effective items, and is essentially a plug socket of its own which you plug in and then plug in devices on top of it.

From there you can switch it on or off remotely using your mobile phone and is perfect for a home that likes to leave things accidentally switched on. It is so useful in cases of emergency, such as if you leave the iron on or something that can really cause some damage.

Elsewhere there are devices such as the Nest Thermostat, which will not only allow you to turn your home’s temperature up or down remotely, it also recognises when you aren’t home and adjusts the hot water and radiators accordingly. It’s a real money saver when it comes to bills and will not only improve your home, but your bank balance too!

Payel Dutta

Happy soul, fond of travelling and loves to read tech columns.

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