Gadgets to Bring Your Home Into the 21st Century

Do you think that your home needs to be brought up to speed? Maybe it still feels like it’s very much in the last century. This is often the case with period properties as they can often feel their age, and outdated interior design definitely doesn’t help to improve things. Thankfully, there is one easy way you can try and bring your home into the 21st century - you just need to add some groovy gadgets! Take some of these, for instance.


Sign Up For A Streaming Service

You’ll have no doubt heard of the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime by now. Are you a member of one? If not, it really is worth signing up as it will completely revolutionize how you and your family watch TV. Thanks to the popularity of streaming services, Amazon Prime and Netflix aren’t the only on demand services that you can choose from. If you do your homework and research the various ones out there, you will be able to find one that has the exact kinds of TV shows and movies that you are in for and for a very reasonable price!

A Smart Thermostat


Lots of families are constantly on the lookout for ways to bring down their energy bills. One way you can better manage your heating bills is by installing a smart thermostat into your home. First of all, these are often a lot more discreet than older types of thermostats so it won’t stick out so much in your decor. But they also give you the chance to control your home’s heating from your smartphone. So, you can do so when you aren’t even home! Now, you won’t have to be scared of running up your heating bills anymore after forgetting to turn off your central heating.


Ditch The Light Switches

Sick of having to get up off the couch whenever you want to turn the lights on or off? Well, you don’t have to anymore! You can now install light fixtures that can be controlled ever so easily using your smartphone. You can use your phone as a remote control and will be able to dim the lights or turn them on or off. Managing your household ambiance has never been so easy!

Underfloor Heating

Something else that many homeowners try to improve is their property's insulation. This is very much the case with those homeowners who live in a period property. Older homes often don’t have very good insulation and can be very cold as a result. One very quick fix is to install underfloor heating into each of your rooms. This type of heating heats up rooms a lot quicker and helps them hold their heat for longer as well. Sure, it can be expensive to get, but it will help you save on your heating bills in the long run.

So, what are you waiting for? It looks like it is finally time to bring your home into the 21st century with these nifty little gadgets!




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