What’s the newest trends in home improvement this year?
Home technology is a leading must-have among homeowners last year and will continue to be in 2018. Consumers are gravitating toward new and innovative products for their convenience; many can adjust home lighting, temperature and entertainment.
Here are five ways you can incorporate innovative technology into your home:
- Solar Shutters
Plantation shutters block the sun and gather its energy at the same time. The photovoltaic panels feed energy into a small inverter that plugs directly into an outlet, which returns power back into your electrical system. The shutters can produce enough to power TVs, computers and small appliances.
- Garage Screen Doors
If you use your garage for more than car storage, a giant screen door might be just your thing. The garage screen door has its own track system, so it does not interfere with the operation of the existing garage door. It also has a small door within the screen so the entire unit does not need to be retracted to go in and out.
- Motorized Storage Unit
Having a hard time finding shoes in your closet? This motorized ferris wheel of storage may be your answer. Hooked up to a wireless remote, this system makes it easy to find what you need without having to reach up or in. It can be installed in a closet or cabinet — making your life just a little bit easier.
- Triple Fuel Furnace
This triple fuel furnace can heat your home using wood, oil or electric. It switches on automatically, so if it runs out of wood, one of the other fuels will kick in on the fly.
- Car Charging Units
Electric vehicles have started to make its mark in the world — saving energy and fuel costs. Residential car-charging units are on the market today. This wall-mounted model just needs a dedicated 220 line to start charging, and it works on hybrid and electric vehicles.