With the pandemic still continuing to affect our everyday lives massively, many of us have been stuck indoors or working-from-home for months at this point. With such an increased amount of time spend at home, it’s much easier to notice something about the house that you aren’t a massive fan of, or think could do with an upgrade.
Want to make some changes to your home during a lockdown, but are unsure of where to start? To help provide some inspiration, take a look at this short guide, detailing a couple of quick ways to spruce up the look and feel of your home.
To start with, smart home tech is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get your home modernised and ready to impress friends/family when they can eventually visit, and with Christmas deals on the horizon, you should be able to grab something at a decent price, too. There are a ton of different smart home options, as the term is quite broad, so here are a few specific examples of what you might be able to invest in, in order to take your home to the next level:
Smart lighting – If you’re living in a small apartment space currently and want to be able to shift the vibe of a room in an instant, smart lighting is a great choice. Not only is it as easy as screwing in a lightbulb (because that’s quite literally what you’re doing), but you can change into a variety of different colours through a simple app on your smartphone. Of course, all these devices pair together, and so you can eventually set up alarms that turn on the lights automatically or even turn them off simply by using your voice.
Smart speakers – A great Christmas gift that can kickstart the smart experience within any home, smart speakers such as the Google Home products or Amazon Echo products contain all you need to get started. You can control these directly with your voice, setting alarms, reminders, playing music, and more.
Smart security – Want to take your home’s security to the next level? Of course, many of us are spending more time indoors at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to the future. Long gone are the days of having to run a ton of wires through the house and record hours of footage onto hard drives and videotapes. With smart cameras that connect to the WIFI in your home, you’ll be able to seamlessly connect and access the cameras live through your smartphone, receiving notifications and alerts even when not in the home yourself.
Did you know? – Many of the most popular modern apartments and homes throughout the UK offer smart security and lighting, as it becomes increasingly a must-have among young professionals. RWinvest is one of the many property firms looking to offer these sorts of solutions in-built into the homes of the future, and so starting with these products now could give your home space the starting advantage on a trend that is set to become the industry standard.
Back to basics
Want to make a little bit of extra money, perhaps in order to pay for some renovations or a bit of new kit? Rather than simply getting rid of the old stuff that you don’t need anymore, consider selling it online. With platforms such as eBay and even the marketplace component of Facebook, you can quickly take a snap of the furniture or unwanted items that you plan on getting rid of, and sell them at a fair price in order to give you a nice buffer to get started with. Alternatively, if you have furniture that is still in good condition, or electronics that you’re upgrading but don’t necessarily have anything wrong with them, consider donating them to a local charity instead.