Using technology to help you monitor your home while you’re away is an easy way to leverage apps! Helping you with peace of mind, home security apps for your phone will remotely monitor and sometimes interact with your home security systems. Check out Alarm.com, or contact your service provider to see if this feature is available to you!
Upgrading from your standard programmable thermostat, you will no longer have to painstakingly punch in your weekly schedule to control the temperature. You can use systems like Nest to connect to your thermostat through your smartphone and easily program, control, and monitor the temperature anytime!
It can be tough to keep up with your home maintenance schedule, remembering when you need to check on your appliances, change filters, and everything that comes along with keeping your home running efficiently! Using a Home Maintenance Manager app, or even your smartphone’s built in calendar is an easy way to set and forget reminders about these tedious tasks.
Pinterest boards of home decor and design ideas are inspiring, but how will you really know what that will look like in your home? If you’re thinking of repainting to freshen up your space, try it out virtually with an online paint sampler app that tests paint colors from real photos of your home. If a change of furniture and decor is on your mind, test out specific pieces with virtual room planners on Wayfair or Ikea.
Make sure your contractor understands exactly what your vision is for your next large home improvement project by sketching out your ideas with a virtual floor planner like MagicPlan. You can use this to help build your dream extension, or even planning out your backyard oasis.