Posted by: Megan Spies
Tech continues to move at lightning speed, impacting our daily lives and now more than ever, our homes. These top home trends demonstrate how technology impacts all elements of our lifestyle, elevating our everyday tasks and entirely transforming the experience of hosting guests. Here are some of my favorite home tech trends:
1. Voice Control
From your iPhone to your bathroom mirror, it seems that everything can be controlled with the simple sound of your voice. While voice assistants are here to stay, professional smart home integration is where the smart home is headed. Josh.ai works together with best-in-class luxury smart home products to create a customized, high-end solution for the home.
Every morning, I can wake up with a “Hello Josh” and immediately arise to my blinds opening and my must-have cappuccino being made from my Thermador smart coffee machine. I only see the capabilities of voice control extending and becoming more personalized to provide a truly integrated experience.
2. Peace of Mind
In the home tech space, safety and security are always at the forefront. Cameras are becoming even smarter, using AI to tell the difference between humans, cars, and animals making movement outside. Being able to monitor my home from afar with innovative devices provides a sense of peace.
The Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect™ enables me to monitor my appliances remotely from my smart device. I’m able to make sure my oven is turned off and even receive notifications if the door to my refrigeration column is left open. Having a connected home allows for personalized control and the ultimate peace of mind.
3. Best in Entertaining
As homes become smarter, so does our ability to entertain. While hosting, I love to dazzle guests with IFTTT (If This Then That). It’s a service that allows me to create connections between my appliances paired with the Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect™ and other devices. Guests are always entertained by IFTTT when Sonos, my home sound system, notifies me when the dishwasher is done by playing my favorite song.
After taking a clean wine glass from my dishwasher, the Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect™ then provides the ultimate wine knowledge—an essential for entertainers. The Home Connect™ app offers personalized, curated content developed by select partners such as Food & Wine. I love using the Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect™ for wine pairing recommendations that complement the dish I’m serving, or even detailed information about different grapes to impress wine connoisseurs I’m hosting.