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9th November 2023

5 Ways to Integrate Smart Tech in Your Single-Storey Extension

The future really is now, and there’s no better proof than the rise of “smart” home technology. Even if you haven’t adopted these gadgets yourself, chances are you’ve seen them in a friend’s place: automatic lighting, voice-activated speakers, and various devices that make home life more convenient than ever. Smart homes offer reduced hassle, greater energy savings, and improved security, making them a fantastic way to improve your quality of life (and impress your guests!).

If you’ve been looking to expand your home with a single-storey extension, you may be wondering how you can integrate smart technology into it right from the get-go. The good news? There are a lot more options than you might think!

At Trade Price Warmer Living, our mission is to help you make your home the best it can be. Below, we’ve looked at five clever ways you can integrate cutting-edge smart tech into your new extension.

1. Smart Lighting

Smart lighting systems allow you to precisely control the brightness of your room and set the mood with a range of colours. Choose cool blue lighting for a modern, crisp look, warm yellow for a cosy feel, or get the party started with funky pink or purple – it’s completely up to you!

You can easily control smart lights with a smartphone app or voice commands. Many of them can be connected to motion sensors to automatically turn on when you enter a room and turn off when you leave, conserving energy and lowering your electricity bills.

2. Smart Thermostat

With energy prices so high, it’s important to find ways to lower your heating bills as much as possible. Smart thermostats let you do just that – they learn your preferences and adjust the temperature based on your schedule and occupancy, so there’s no risk of heating an empty room. Pair one with a highly insulated roof for even greater savings on your heating bills!

3. Home Security Cameras

Feeling safe in your own home is essential for your peace of mind, and one way to achieve this is by installing smart security cameras on the outside of your extension. Smart cameras are connected to a smartphone app for real-time alerts and remote viewing, helping you keep a watchful eye on your home’s surroundings.

Cameras are great for warding off potential intruders, but to make your space more physically safe, you should make sure your extension is equipped with sturdy, highly secure windows and doors that are challenging to break into, like those supplied by Trade Price Warmer Living.

4. Smart Entertainment Systems

If you’re looking to use your extension as an entertaining space, why not create a smart entertainment hub with a smart TV, sound system, and streaming devices? You can use voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to control it, making entertaining your friends and family a breeze.

5. Smart Windows and Blinds

Finally, you might want to explore motorised windows and blinds. These can be easily controlled with a remote, saving you the hassle of opening and closing them yourself – this is especially useful if they’re in a hard-to-reach area. Some even have the ability to respond to changes in weather, automatically opening or closing in the presence of sunlight or rain!

Talk to the Experts in Single-Storey Extension Designs

At Trade Price Warmer Living, we want you to love every aspect of your home. That’s why, when you choose us to supply your single-storey extension, we give you complete control over its look and functionality. You get to pick the colours, styles, doors, windows, and so much more, so you can create the perfect space for you. We also offer smart features like electric windows and blinds, helping you make your dream of a fully smart home a reality!

If you’d like to know more, why not come down to our showroom in Somerset? Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to give you a personalised tour and discuss your project requirements. You can easily book your visit online or give us a call on 01202 399999 today!