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Smart vs. Traditional: Choosing the Best Home Automation for Your Renovation

Young Woman Using Smartphone in Kitchen to control her appliances. Graphics Showing Digitalization Visualization of Connected Home Automation Devices

A home renovation, such as a kitchen remodel, is the perfect time to upgrade the technological systems in your home. But, in today’s world, where there’s an app for everything you can imagine, the choices may feel overwhelming and unnecessary.

Let’s look at why you may want to consider upgrading to smart home automation during your home renovation.

What is home automation?

Home automation is the automated control of household systems and the ability to connect them to one another.

Systems like your home security cameras, light bulbs, heating and cooling systems, and appliances can all be controlled through a central system like your computer network and be controlled through your smartphone. Sometimes, these systems can even be voice-controlled, saving you time and energy.

Thermador dishwasher that can be controlled by the Home Connect app for home automation

Embrace smart technology

You may be thinking, “Why in the world do I need an app to start my dishwasher?” At the end of the day, you don’t necessarily need it. Still, these new technological features available to home systems and appliances are designed to make your busy schedule a little easier.

Plus, we believe home automation will eventually become the standard, so when it’s time to sell your home, this will be something buyers will be excited to see.

A huge advantage of home automation is the convenience of being able to control your home from anywhere your phone has service. This means you can control the temperature in your home or check to see if you left the lights on even when you’re thousands of miles away.

In both of these scenarios, you’ll have the ability to control your energy consumption, which will also lead to lower utility bills.

Another factor to consider is that smart home automation systems are great for aging homeowners who need extra assistance. Home security systems and medical alert devices can all be installed in your or your loved one’s home to give everyone peace of mind.

Traditional systems aren’t all that bad

We get it. Some homeowners have no desire to invest in smart home automation and definitely don’t want to take the time to learn the new technology. That’s okay too!

Traditional home systems have fewer components and can be easier to operate. They also tend to be less maintenance than their smart counterparts, needing fewer repairs in the long run. On top of that, they tend to be less expensive, allowing you to splurge on other materials during your home renovation.

Smart or traditional systems – which is better?

When it comes to the latest technology, some people love to embrace it, while others want to run in the other direction. And at the end of the day, the choice to upgrade to smart automation is entirely up to you.  One of the biggest considerations is the budget since smart technology devices and installation are more expensive than traditional ones. Other than that, it just comes down to your preference.

Are you considering a kitchen remodeling project, with or without smart technology? We would love to talk if you have more questions or want to explore your options! Give us a call and let’s talk.

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