Your home is your haven. A project of design that is ever evolving. One of the most important questions around your home, should you ever decide to sell it, is what you can do to upgrade and add value to it.
The property market is one of ups & downs and sometimes getting the price you desire for your home may not always happen. But what can you do to add those touches that make your house a desirable buy in the property market?
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint or adding shelving into a small space, are activities that will give your home a welcome facelift. But should you want to truly bring your home into the 21st century and make technology your selling hook, then home automation is the direction you should go.
Home automation is the process of connecting all the electrical devices in your home to one system. This allows you to run your home from one central device like your tablet or mobile phone. Yes, you can manage all the following from one dashboard of an app:
- Kitchen appliances
- Entertainment systems
- Security features
This isn’t only about making life easier though: in many cases it helps homeowners become more environmentally friendly thanks to easily managing utility usage. And now you now at least one reason why it’s important when you sell your home. What else matters to buyers?
Value of A Smart Home
The biggest value for automating your home in order to make it attractive on the property market is around ease of life for the new owners. Here are a few more attractive features around home automation:
- Safety and security: By bringing your normal security system onto an automated system, you will now have eyes and ears in your home whenever you need to. You will be alerted of any security breaches in your home at the same time as your security company.
- Instant status: Know what is happening in your home all the time. Know when any door has been left open. Be aware of when lights are switched on and off or if the kids are still safely playing in the back yard. All this and more can be achieved through the camera system linked to your mobile device.
- Comfort and efficiency: Program your everyday needs such as temperature of your home, when the TV turns on for family time and off to manage your kids’ screen time. The brightness of lights as you wake up in the morning can also be programmed into the system. Let it give you what you need, when you need it.
- Overall enjoyment: Home automation allows you transform your home into an entertainment hub through programs that allow you the perfect lighting, the right music and the best movies, all controlled through your tablet.
And don’t forget the value of a smaller carbon footprint!
The property market can be a tough one when selling your home. By investing in home automation, you will be making sure that you stand out from all the other properties. This will put your house at the top of the list for potential buyers, hopefully make your selling timeline that much shorter.