Nowadays, technology seems to be advancing at the speed of light. Twinkle twice and next hack is available. It's not just phones or advanced computer technology now available in every area to make life easier. Nowhere is this more evident than in the luxury real estate market. Innovations can be found in every room of the home. From modern security systems to technology-packed bathtubs, the high-tech home is the new dream home.
The smart home is the most influential development in home technology. The idea of controlling various systems (such as lighting and heating) remotely had been around for a few years, but there are more products available now that are integrated into the connected home network. Home safety systems, door locks, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide can keep you safe, while programmable thermostats, window and bed shades make you comfortable. There are also products to keep you entertained, such as televisions, sound and lighting systems. All refrigerators, ovens, and crockery can be operated with one press of a button. Imagine going home from work in your self-driving car, making sure your lights are lit, the kitchen is 73 degrees comfortable, and your dinner is ready the moment you enter the door.
Some homes are equipped with technology all the way to buttons. Through smart glass, windows can darken themselves or transform into a film screen. Other options include solar thermal cladding to reduce heat loss and self-healing concrete so your passage never gets any cracks, and antibacterial tiles to keep the bathroom clean. Even the building materials themselves are advancing with the digital age. Homeowners want everything when it comes to technology, and contractors and builders can provide them.
Smart homes climb to the top of "must-have" listings across the country, and many sellers are ready for delivery. In fact, in a survey of more than 500 luxury real estate agents, 60% said they saw more smart home features in listing descriptions of two to five years, with agents also noticing that these features help selling homes faster. High-end now means that the high-tech oven should not just be stainless steel; it should also let you adjust temperature from around the city with your tablet. There is no better or more desirable way to provide convenience and extravagance in luxury properties to buyers than smart and updated technology.