There’s no denying the fact that we are in a technological age. Where we use technology in all walks of life, from heating our homes to entertainment a day doesn’t go by where most of us haven’t engaged in some form of interaction with a technical tool of some kind. This is also true when it comes to the design of our homes. But much more than just deciding where to put our TV there are many ways of ensuring that you have the best home for you and your household to all enjoy.
Our homes’ interior design can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have a blank canvas to work with. However, there are some incredible tools, such as 3D visualisations by Cadesign form that many kitchen manufacturing firms use to make it easier for you to visualise your concept. These tools not only work out the various angles, and places you can fit furniture, but they show you exactly how your home will look when it is completed. This technology is so advanced that you can even include the people, pets or soft furnishings you will have in the home once it’s complete.
Our imaginations can sometimes lead us astray, and before you end up with a garish blue and yellow combination in your kitchen, you can see what works through the design tools. Sk if your chosen kitchen design company offers this tool, and try to find one that offers you the chance to check out your chosen design visually before you start work on your kitchen renovation project.
Setting a time to turn the heating on and off at certain times of the day seemed like a breakthrough decades ago. But, now we can log into our smart homes when we are at work, check the temperature, change the settings on our smart home and even see who has been to our front door while we aren’t home.
This technology is also accessible to most and doesn’t cost a fortune. Being able to control our homes to suit us and our needs truly helps us feel more comfortable and rested. There are many security options, energy-saving apps and even ways to control curtains or blinds in your home now, that you can access through a mobile device. It’s incredible just how advanced this software is now, and what this means for our home lives. Imagine telling someone 20 years ago all about smart homes and what they would think.
Cooking your favourite meal can be done in many different ways now, you don’t have to worry about waiting hours for a roast when you have access to a pressure cooker combo that tells you exactly how long to cook it, and will take care of everything. Air fryers are a type of technology that many people have fallen in love with, which takes a large portion of the fat out of the cooking and makes it healthier.
Not only are we seeing many different appliances coming along to help us with our cooking adventures, but we’ve come a long way since the first microwaves we created. In addition to heating our homes and changing the lighting through smart homes, we can also choose weighing scales that send the information directly to your phone, where you can view thousands of recipes, and timing apps.
The amount of apps available now is vast, from a library of your favourite recipes to boiling the perfect egg, there’s an app for it. We can just about monitor what goes on in our kitchen, keep an eye on what supplies are running low, and reorder items without even leaving our sofas now.
Even though our entertainment is now a prominent feature in how we enjoy our homes, there are so many different ways we can use technology at home now, and in a faster, more accessible way. Many people have an Alexa with access to some mind-blowing features, such as adding items to your Amazon shopping list, playing your favourite music, or even telling you a joke at the drop of a hat.
Not only is this technology working out well for the younger generations, but it gives less able people the option to access and hear information at the drop of a hat. This is the tip of the iceberg, but the way we access movies, music and other forms of entertainment, means that we can enjoy our time at home, which can’t be a bad thing.
There is a world of possibility when designing our homes and using technology throughout it. The different lighting options, the security options and the way we can enjoy cooking with tech are lovely. Many people even have robotic hoovers doing the rounds once or twice a day, saving themselves the effort. The only thing left to wonder is “what’s next?” and it’s an exciting prospect to think about.