Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends
If you are looking to upgrade your home to the latest and greatest in the home improvement world, then get ready for the hottest home improvement technologies and trends. There are items here that will make your home beautiful and modern. Some are for aesthetics, and others are innovative functions.
Bring your home to the next level with 6 of the best home improvement tips and trends:
#1. Swarovski crystal fireplace
Say goodbye to the usual brick fireplace. The trend now is to give your fireplace a sparkling update. With the contrast of fire and ice, the installation of this beautiful limited edition gas fireplace will bring new light and warmth to your home. It is lined with a bed of precision cut crystals that will add elegance to a room.
#2. Solar shutters
Are you ready to go green in an easy and innovative way? These amazing solar shutters block the sun, while using its energy at the same time to power your home. Many avoid pv solar panels because of the initial expense and lack of space on or around their home. This deals with both of those problems. You may also get government funding if you want to install solar panels on your home.
These small solar panels that are on the louvers of the shutters can feed energy into a small inverter that plugs directly into an outlet, which then brings the power into your electrical system. In the long run, it will save you money on your electric bills and protect the environment. They can produce about 500 watts per hour, which can help run various electrical items in your home.
#3. High end laminate
Many love the look of real stone countertops, but hate the expense of it. Then there is the maintenance and the fear of ruining it. Well, luckily the technology creating the new laminate countertops has evolved so much so that you can no longer really tell the difference between the less expensive laminate, and the costly stone. The high end versions of laminate looking like granite, marble, or petrified wood is becoming more readily available and much more popular. This way you can get the look you desire at a more affordable cost.
#4. LED lighting
This type of lighting is the wave of the future and you can find it everywhere. LED, which stands for light emitting diode lights are more affordable and is eco-friendly and energy efficient. They give off the same, if not better pure lighting, while saving you money and energy in the long run. Also, since they last longer than traditional bulbs, they are saving you money by not having to replace them constantly. This lighting is now becoming more available everywhere, including ventilation fans, in-cabinet light strips, and high end fixtures. Other benefits include being mercury-free and staying cool to the touch. This new technology will be everywhere soon, and maybe eventually the only option.
#5. Screen door for your garage
Whether you use your garage for storage or for just your car, the screened-in idea is simply genius. Why has no one thought of this before? It accomplishes two things – one, you can keep your garage door open while keeping bugs and other things out; and two the door gives you easy access inside and out. The garage screen door has its own track system, so it will not interfere with your regular garage door’s functioning. Bring in air from the outside, while keeping out the stuff you do not want.
#6. Motorized storage solutions
Ever dreamed of the amazing closet where everything will fit and is movable? That 1980s dream is not only here, but it is one of the hottest trends in home renovation. There are available motorized wheels of storage that will allow you to fit in everything that you need in your closet, with easy access, organization, and tidiness. Hooked up to a wireless remote, everything is easy to access. These can be installed in closets or cabinets, and make your life much easier.
Innovating your home, whether for practicality or aesthetics, these trends and technologies are not a temporary fix, but appear to be long term renovations that will improve your life, while keeping your home beautiful.