One of the newest home improvement trends has a lot to do with new technology. As we move into an age where technology affects everything around us we realize we need to embrace it in our homes. Technology used in home renovations increases energy efficiency and usability which increase the functionality and value of the home. Enhanced home technology and automation is almost expected in new construction. So the question is can we expect to see moving forward in 2017?
One thing that consumers can expect out of kitchens within new construction or kitchen renovations is to install new appliances with connectivity. Smart appliances with energy saving options can notify you when your refrigerator is empty or your laundry is done; all of this can be done with your phone. These sophisticated appliances were once just a futuristic dream that are now the reality and will soon be the norm.
Not only is there an increase in technology within home design it is also infiltrating the exterior as well. Technology used to automate gardens is becoming taking over to allow homeowners to wreak the benefits of beautiful gardens without extra work. Greater control over sprinkler systems includes benefits such as allowing for adjustments in humidity, rain level, soil types and more. This allows plant growth to be efficient and economical while being convenient. Remote monitoring and the ability to control settings while away from home ensure that this technology will be something integrated into new landscape designs.
Another technological advance that contractors are seeing requests for are home theatres and entertainment caves. Spaces are being converted to include advance sound and visual technology. The craze for updated spaces to entertain will be huge in 2017.
Making the most of each and every space within the home is a trend that is currently popular amongst homeowners. Creative ways to take space that was previously unused and turn it into something functional is something many homeowners are looking into. The room under the stairs is turned into a reading nook or a space filled with drawers that can be used for storage. Empty corners in large living rooms are being redone to be functional home offices or craft areas. Using space that was currently seen as unusable is a trend that is sure to take hold for years to come.
There are so many new and exciting trends happening in new construction and home remodeling this year. The real estate market is sure to see an increase in property values as technology continues to integrate into all aspects of life.