Top 5 Home Trends & Comfort Upgrades for 2021 You Don't Want to Miss
Updated: Dec 23, 2020
Want to know the #Top5 Home Trends & Comfort Upgrades for 2021?
Now that you've spent the majority of 2020 indoors reflecting on your health, family, and future - you've also probably stared at the same spaces secretly planning to upgrade your home into a more modern, yet comfortable atmosphere. Whether your upgrade is to change the ambiance of a single room or perform a full home makeover, rest assured that millions of Americans are ready to upgrade their homes just like you!
So, before taking on a new home improvement project, let's visit some of the trends you should know about!
Brighten up your rooms!
That's right! Look for lighting fixtures that are compatible with dimmable bulbs, help control the color spectrum of the light from warm to cool and are controllable using an app! Remember to purchase your lighting from reliable resources that have a visible UL symbol that indicates it was properly tested and meets quality standards in the United States. Electrician On Call suggested to purchase from local stores, approved lighting distributers and design shops instead of Amazon due to unverified devices and quality issues reported by customers and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Insulate Your Attic!
In the Texas heat, attics can peak to over 196 degrees on a hot summer day causing older insulation, plastics and other material in your attic to emit VOCs and other toxins into your home. A poorly insulated attic also causes heat to escape in the winter and cold air to turn warmer in the hot months, essentially making your home energy usage spike since you're continuing to demand comfortable temperature in your home.
Invest in Smart Appliances
Smart appliances not only use less electricity to function, but they also send alerts to you directly to simplify your life! Imagine a refrigerator that pings you when you're running low on milk or eggs? Appliances run quieter, have more space, more compact, designed for durability and are equipped with technology to dispense and measure water and ice! Imagine having an entire kitchen of smart appliances that self-manage and alert you before an emergency occurs! Now that's smart!
Weatherproofed, Sealed, Secured, Sturdy State of the Art Smart Glass Windows!
Smart glass or switchable glass is a glass or glazing where light transmission properties are altered when voltage, light, or heat is applied. In general, the glass changes from transparent to translucent and vice versa, changing from letting light pass through to blocking some wavelengths of light and vice versa. This investment is well worth it since it's the wave of the future and available for residential homes!
Healthy Indoor Air Quality & Temperatures
There is no doubt that 2020 introduced the world to the importance of a balanced heating, cooling and properly ventilated room. With indoor air quality devices like the REME Halo, iWaveR and AirScrubbers that purify the air by eliminating VOCs and viruses in the area. These devices have become more affordable and available. Investing in a full HVAC (heating, ventilation, air quality and cooling) solution will also introduce you to self programming thermostats that continue to keep the temperatures in your home at a perfect comfort level, notifications if there is too much humidity (which causes mold over time) and ways to conveniently adjust temperature and other settings. Standard thermostats are wired directly to your HVAC system, however a smart wireless thermostat, allows you to control the temperature in your home using your smartphone, AppleWatch, Google Dot, Alexa or other smart device with a wireless internet connection. There are even extension apps that allow you to remotely control your wireless thermostat even when you’re not home to match your schedule. HVAC systems can now use less energy cooling or heating your home and when you’re not there which not only reduces your carbon footprint, but also helps with your electricity and gas bill since these systems are more efficient!
Which 2021 home trend do you plan to add to your home?