Home Feature Trends for 2020
By Space Coast Daily // June 17, 2020
Have you been wondering how to make your home look more modern, gorgeous, and just plain great? Improvement projects have their popularity cycles just like everything else, but a few of the newer concepts in household renovation focus on health & safety, not to mention aesthetic enhancement.
Yes, homeowners are still doing the old standbys like bathroom renovations, roof repairs, deck additions, and more.
The new breed of projects, however, includes uniquely innovative concepts like elevator installation, high-tech security systems, solar roofs, energy-efficient windows, and smart appliances. Whether you want to add one or more of these amazing features to your home, consider the following details about each project.
Replacing every window in your home with energy-efficient units can cut utility costs significantly. Many newer homes are being built with these types of windows already in place, which means if you shop for a new house in the 2020’s, you should tell your real estate professional to show you some homes that have them.
If you’ve gone on any home tours recently, you have likely noticed that more and more houses feature private elevators.
It’s no surprise that as the population ages, couples are opting for safe, attractive home additions that make sense from both a health and value standpoint. In fact, life-changing residential elevators do several things at once.
Not only do they eliminate the danger of falling on staircases, they add a unique touch of class and elegance to old and new houses.
Having a private elevator puts parents at ease once they no longer have to worry about infants or toddlers tumbling down the stairs. For older folks, there is the fact that elevators provide both safety and comfort. No longer do they need to negotiate long climbs, which are both dangerous and tiring.
Many new homes come with intelligent security components built-in. In fact, buyers are now asking for things like smart locks, surveillance cameras, and advanced alarm units when they walk through new houses. The newest part of the security industry is stand-alone units that homeowners can add one piece at a time.
Perhaps in an effort to attract more customers, sellers have lowered prices and begun offering mobile security appliances like wrap-around cameras that you can take with you when you move.
Additionally, you can now purchase snap-on smart locks, alarms, and facial-recognition doorbells that are fully portable. You can even take them with you on trips and use them in hotel rooms to add a layer of safety to your vacation quarters.
Given the popularity of smart everything these days, it’s no wonder that an entire group of kitchen appliances are available for people who want the best of the best.
When you choose to connect stoves, ovens, toasters, blenders, coffee makers, and other traditional kitchen helpers together in a smart system, you’ll be able not only to cut your energy use but to make mealtime a much simpler affair.
Intelligent appliances can be programmed to come on and shut off at precise, planned times.
They also know what the other appliances are doing, so are careful not to cause power overloads to your electrical systems.
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