Treat Yourself: Easy Convenience Tips for Homeowners

Owning a home allows you to express your individual personality and tastes. At the same time, a home provides a place for you to relax and enjoy time spent doing the things that matter most to you. However, so often you spend so much time doing things to make your home exactly how you want it that you have little time to truly do the relaxing for which the home is designed. That’s why any devices which can offer a little extra convenience are such a welcome reprieve from the physically draining devices of the past. Here are a few of those time-saving devices.

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Time Well Spent

What you do with the time and resources that modern home conveniences free up is entirely up to you. If you are someone who enjoys working hands on, perhaps you can investigate further convenience items that make your home even more automated and relaxing. Whatever you choose to do, one thing’s for sure: you’ll wonder how you ever got along without these devices that you previously didn’t even know you needed.

Smart Lighting


Foundationally, light offers the ability to see in the darkness. Apply technology to lighting, though, and you have a resource that can do so much more. Lights can be set to come on automatically when you enter a room and turn off when you leave. They can be programmed to turn on at certain times when you’re away from home to give the appearance of someone being there. They can even change colors throughout the day to ensure your body is able to get the best sleep possible. With so much else to keep track of, having this fundamental resource handled automatically can allow you to enjoy your home in ways you never thought possible.

Smart Locks

When your hands are full, there’s nothing less convenient than having to dig through your pockets to find the right key to unlock the door. Smart locks change all that by providing a method to easily enter your home using only your smartphone. Through a wireless connection, the phone provides a digital “key” that the smart lock can understand, which then allows it to unlock. This means that no one can steal keys and make copies of them to then be able to enter your home. It also means you can keep your pockets a little lighter by having fewer keys.

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Connected Refrigerators

How many times have you purchased something at the grocery store, only to arrive home and discover you already had that item? With a connected refrigerator, that never has to be a problem, again. Connected fridges constantly keep track of how much of each item you have on hand and can even use measurements from recipes to tell you if you have enough of a specific item to cook a certain dish. This helps you spend less time at the grocery store and use those grocery dollars more wisely by not buying something you already have.

Motor Blinds

Much has been written about the dangers that mini blind cords pose to children. Fortunately, technology has solved this problem, while ensuring you always have the perfect amount of natural light coming into your home. Motorized blinds, available at companies like Illawarra Blinds & Awnings, have all components for raising and lowering the blinds contained within themselves. That means no more blind cords to pose a hazard to children or to provide a tangled mess for adults. In addition, blinds can be set to raise and lower at specific times of day so you can, for example, set them to be raised fully when you first wake up in the morning so you have ample natural light to get you fully awake.

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