Smart doors offer homeowners sophisticated access control, including proximity sensors, remote lock/unlocking, fingerprint detection, and video cameras.
These options are available to consumers for prices ranging $175 to $300, with a variety of additional features, like the ability to send notifications to your phone or grant access to friends, family, and guests remotely.
While smart doors aren’t in the same realm of interior design, they’re an impressive addition that’ll have potential buyers mesmerized immediately upon entry.
2. Hide and adapt your power
Complimenting the move to LEDs is the trend of installing electric outlet strips that are out of sight to make kitchens and living rooms look less cluttered and more attractive. While some creative interior designing companies have opted for sophisticated and specialize alternatives to the traditional outlet, there are hundreds of ways to achieve similar results without breaking the bank.
It’s also becoming popular to have electrical outlets that include USB ports. With so many new devices beyond smartphones using USB ports to charge, this adaptation will make your home stand out from competing ones, especially for the tech-savvy buyer.
3. Improve insulation with sustainability
In our increasingly energy conscious world, making your home as well-insulated as possible is not just a good move for your current and future wallet, but a good move for the broader environment because it’ll reduce the amount of energy you’re using on a daily basis.
Soybeans are a newer and growing option for homeowners. The insulation comes in a spray-on form, which expands as much as 100 times its size once completed. It’s inedible, moisture-resistant, and is sprayed on using water, so it doesn’t off-gas as it ages.
Recycled cotton like denim is also an option for you. It comes in a variety of forms, including old jeans. Insulation companies will clean and strip the fabric, coat it with boric acid to make it soft and pliable before stuff it in walls. It’s considered high-performance, suitable for both residential and commercial use, and a good substitute for traditional fiberglass insulation because of its sustainability, eco-friendliness, thermal performance, acoustic ratings, and lack of volatile organic compounds. Denim insulation, however, tends to be more expensive than fiberglass.
5. Brighten rooms with LEDs
Turn ordinary rooms into readily customizable spaces with controllable LED lighting.
While most popular in its lighting-strip form, LED lights also come in a bulb, tube, and string forms. LEDs have significantly longer lifespans and require less electricity than incandescent and halogen, so they’re also appealing to sustainability-minded millennials. The flexible and portability of LED lighting-strips make them easy to install behind furniture, underneath and above cabinets, in closets, and even in showers.
4. Manage your time and take precautions
Find yourself spending way too much time on a particular project? It’s recommended that you use a home improvement calculator to determine the appropriate amount of time you should spend on a home project. Managing your time in such a way can help keep you on track to make the most of your weekend.
Don’t forget to also take the necessary precautions when engaging in any sort of home improvement projects, from simple steps like ensuring you have a first aid kit handy to more complicated measures like knowing where pipes and utility lines are placed.