Smart Home Automations for Every Room
The idea of home automation is now becoming popular with many people. These days, it seems you can automate almost any activity you do at home and even the features and functions of the house. There is an exciting assortment of devices being created every single day, and the only thing stopping us from automating our entire home is how much it would cost.
However, it is still possible to afford the installation of smart devices in at least every room of your home because home automation has become more affordable. Most devices are also more compatible than before. With reasonable costs and a wider variety of brands for the majority to choose from, the only thing standing in your way is knowing which particular devices to get.
But the options available are overwhelming. The kitchen alone can give you a headache. That is why you need to figure out what part of your home needs automation most, and then narrow down on what devices are available. Alternatively, you can choose to find something in each room that you would like to automate and focus on one divide per room. This article walks you through both of those choices.
Discover the best smart home automation ideas for each of the rooms in your home and transform your living space.
Your living room is where you get to showcase the best of your home to guests, and a place to relax with family or even get some hours of work. Here are some of the best ways to make the space automated and comfortable:
Blind and Curtain Control
If you have several rooms in your home, open, and closing curtains and blinds can be a tedious, daily chore. Getting up from what you are doing to keep adjusting curtains is also its own level of unpleasantness. That is why you need remote blind and curtain control.
Partially open and close curtains, all the comfort of your bed or favorite sofa. Alternatively, schedule your curtains and blinds to open at your preferred time each morning. Consider the PIXIE Blind, curtain and awning controller that is compatible with a variety of motorised shading appliances for your convenience.
Automated TV Control
You can program your TV to turn on as you pull into your driveway. This is essentially a welcome home feature. It helps if you have an important TV show to watch or simply a show you do not want to miss! When you pull in, the system immediately switches on the TV.
You can also program all TVs in your home to turn off at bedtime using a centralised smart hub. Doing this contributes to lower energy consumption and helps children regulate their sleep habits.
The kitchen is the heart of the home; as such it is also one of the best places to start your home automation journey.
Every kitchen needs a virtual assistant to help plan meals, get recipes, ask questions and even confirm what is in the fridge. Of course, such technology must be connected to other technology in the smart home system, and that’s exactly what you get with the PIXIE Gateway.
PIXIE Gateway connects you to the internet and a variety of voice assistants such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple SIRI, and Samsung SmartThings. Take your pick! The great thing is that you can also use it for other parts of the home and not need to look for your phone every time you need to have an urgent question answered.
Smart Power Points
Do you frequently worry about leaving devices on in the kitchen and wasting power? Consider smart power points that allow you to control all your power points remotely and even switch all or some of them off.
The best option for this is the PIXIE smart power point. The PIXIE Smart Double Power Point features a double powerpoint with a 10Amp maximum load, child lock for each socket, and replaceable cover plates and caps. Enjoy the simplicity of independently regulating and scheduling each socket, as well as daily power monitoring for each outlet.
The PIXIE multifunction control button is located in the middle of the Smart GPO. It may be associated with any PIXIE master device for multiway control, or it can be set to control a group or a scene using the PIXIE or PIXIE Plus app.
Yes, you can also automate your bathroom! And safely too. Here there are endless possibilities but we will discuss three primary methods you should consider:
Heated Towel Rail Control
Do you worry about your towels not drying up, or staying damp for too long? Heated towel rails dry out towels to keep them dry and hygienic for those days when the weather is damp and humid. They can also warm towels in winter, so leaving the shower and stepping into the cold is not a nightmare.
You can control the temperature of the towel rail, and some devices even have automated sensors that you can program.
Bathroom Extractor Fan Run-On
If you forget to switch off the lights, the Bathroom Extractor Fan Run-On feature comes in handy. It will be taken care of by the smart timer switch. You can override the SAL PIXIE Smart Timer switch right from the button, eliminating the need to wait for the timer to turn off.
When the lights are turned off, the extractor fan will run-on to guarantee that the steam is effectively ventilated. It will then shut down automatically after the additional run-on time you specify. This is as good as it gets.
No automatic beds here! But we do have something much better:
Automatic Dimming and Brightening of Lights
It’s a common inconvenience having to get up from bed to switch off that light you forgot downstairs. Or waking up in a hurry on a dark morning, then leaving several lights on at home.
With smart dimming, switching and timing of lights, you will never have to worry about forgotten lights ever again. Control everything in your home that dims and switches intelligently. For even smarter control options, sophisticated control capabilities are built into every smart Bluetooth® Mesh module, with the ease of normal light switches and the convenience of mobile app control.
When you open the washing machine and find you entirely forgot to switch the previous day’s wet load to the dryer, the awful scent of mildewed clothes can be a source of frustration. But nothing compares to the pain of restarting the washer and hoping you don’t forget the laundry again. Then forgetting it.
If this describes you, a Smart Washer could be the ideal solution. Smart washers not only notify your smartphone when a load is complete and remind you to transfer it to the dryer, but they also detect the size of the load and adjust the detergent and water levels accordingly.
You can fully automate your garage by simply getting a Smart Garage Door. Most common issues with garage operation center around door functions; opening and closing, or forgetting to close it. With automated garage doors, you can control your garage door with a button on the wall, a remote control, an app and even your voice. You can even take it a step further and use hands free technology to operate your garage door.
Smart Garage Doors also have Pet Mode, that will open just enough to allow your pet entry or exit, all done remotely. You will also have other features that allow you to open the garage door just enough for deliveries to be put into your house. The height of convenience.
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Which of these options are most appealing to you?
If you have a problem choosing where to start, think of what causes you the most distress every day. Is it the surging electricity bill? Food going bad in the fridge? Security threats from constantly forgetting to lock the doors? After finding which area stresses you the most, contact PIXIE Plus for consultation and see what opinions you have! By starting with what distresses you most about your home, you will gain the most satisfaction from your first home automation venture and instinctively know what to do next. Get smart home automation today for a safer, and cosier home, just how it’s supposed to be.