New bits of tech are ready and waiting to make your home more convenient, more entertaining, more interesting and even more beautiful. Not to mention smart as a PhD. “Designing spaces has been made easier in the last few years with advances and efficiencies in tech design,” says interior designer Eleanor Donnelly of Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects. For example, “Clients are requesting charging stations where devices may be grouped together, out of view and eliminating the tangle of wires that previously trailed off every surface.”
These and many other pieces of technology can give a home an elegant designer look from window shades to night lights. Start updating!
For a touch of luxury, Lutron shades and blinds are the couture of window treatments. They can be as smart as you want them to be, offering the option to operate manually or automatically. The brand offers numerous styles but they are highlighting their newest Smart Roller Shades by Serena which add a touch of luxury.
Is it hot in here?
If you want to maintain an ideal temperature throughout your home, The Ecobee Smart Thermostat with voice control is for you. It’s loaded with features including Alexa support, a touch display, a remote room sensor, and interoperability with lots of other smart home devices.
The Sound of Music
Sonos speakers are known for delivering great sound as well as sleek good looks. Now Roam, its portable speaker, can go wherever you go indoors or out. Its long lasting rechargeable battery gives hours of listening pleasure. At home, listen with Wi-Fi. When you’re away,
Suck It Up
Whoever thought vacuum cleaners could be so much fun? Today you can choose between the latest model powerful cordless Dyson V-15 Detect and wi-fi connected robot vacuums. There are numerous brands of robot vacuums available, some for under $500.
There are plenty of smart coffee makers out there that can wireless connect to your phone or wi-fi but the most stylish is the Goat Story Gina with its award-winning design. It’s like an accomplished barista offering coffee three ways: pour-over, immersion brew, or cold brew.
Getting rid of clutter has become something of a national obsession thanks to Marie Kondo. Nothing is messier than the clutter of multiple cords. The solution? The SIIG 90W Smart 10-Port USB Charging Station with a non-slip padded deck and LED ambient light for smartphones, tablets and other compatible USB powered devices is a neat freak’s dream.