New floors? Check!
New sink? Check!
New light fixtures? Check!
Home automation system? No? If you are planning on embarking on a home renovation within the next five years, a home automation system should top your list of improvements.
The Future of Home Automation
According to a recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, automated home systems will be the No. 2 home remodeling trend over the next 5 to 10 years. And it shouldn’t be a surprise as to why – 73% of consumers are showing an increased demand for energy efficiency within their homes and a surprising 69% are specifically looking for home automation. With the cost of living constantly increasing, homeowners are looking for ways to decrease their expenses. The benefits of creating a smarter home can definitely pay off in the end. If these statistics aren’t enough to convince you then Google’s recent purchase of connected device maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash should. This move not only highlights the increased importance of “smart technology” but also adds fuel to an incredibly fast-growing market.
What’s In It For You?
While the idea of home automation may seem a bit “fancy” and “unnecessary,” there are a lot of practical benefits that will truly enhance your life. From remotely turning off lights and thermostats to decreasing your electricity bill, a smart home can pay off in the end.
When planning your next home renovation, make sure a home automation system is at the top of the list. It will pay off for you and may put your home at the top of potential buyers’ lists.