How to Start Creating Your Smart Home!

Posted by Tarvin Realtors on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 12:04pm.

The latest of the new technology for homes in 2017 is all about automation and making things smarter. This means incorporating new technology in ways we never thought possible. Think three steps ahead of robot vacuum cleaners. Here are some tips and tricks to get started creating your smart home:

Incorporate Automation Where you Can

Many new fixtures and faucets are now automated to make things easier and cleaner in the kitchen and bathroom. Simply slide your hand under the faucet to start the water and you’ll wonder how you ever managed with traditional faucets in the first place.

Other ways to incorporate smart technology into your home and take advantage of automated features is by installing a smart thermostat. These thermostats can be preprogrammed to anticipate your needs throughout the day and adjust the temperature accordingly.

Take Advantage of Apps

There are numerous apps and home products coming out that make home ownership easy. From meat thermometers that connect to your phone via Bluetooth and send a message when the meat is ready, to apps that can lock your doors or set your alarm when you’re away, there are infinite possibilities with what you can do when you connect your smartphone to your home.

Switch to Wi-fi-Enabled LED Bulbs

One of the easiest things you can do to make your home smarter is switching to wi-fi-enabled LED bulbs. Not only are these bulbs easy to control with your phone or smart watch, they also provide security and help save you a ton of money on your energy bill. In fact, if a wi-fi-enabled light bulb seems a bit too extreme for you, starting off by switching to simple LED bulbs will make your home more efficient and cost far less than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Is it Time to Upgrade Your TV?

The next generation of television sets are known as Smart TVs because they allow viewers to switch from movies, streaming music, social media, internet browsers, and traditional TV channels, all with the flick of a remote. As smart TV’s become the standard in home entertainment, the prices are even starting to go down, making them the perfect replacement for your old flat-screen or tube TV.


Whether you’re looking to save money, improve the safety of your home, or simply take advantage of the latest cool technology, there are so many ways you can easily start turning your house into a smart home. For more tips and tricks, contact the real estate experts at Tarvin Realtors today at (201) 444-0690.

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