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At Gulfstream Homes we strive to make the homebuilding process seamless for our clients. We know there are many decisions and choices our clients need to make, and our goal is to share our knowledge and expertise with you.

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is about what kind of smart home technology we recommend for a new home. While the architectural details and design elements are crucial, incorporating the latest technology can elevate your living experience to a whole new level. What was once a futuristic fantasy, smart home technology is a reality that offers convenience, security and increases energy efficiency. Below are some of the most innovative features to consider integrating into your custom home.

Smart Home Hub & Automation

A smart home hub is a central location that allows you to connect and control various smart devices – lighting, thermostats, security systems – from a single app. This is the brain of your home. It acts as the translator between devices and ties everything together.  It’s crucial to the smooth management of smart home technologies. It’s important you thoroughly research this component of your smart home to ensure it will work effectively with the other technologies you choose.

Seamless Security

Feeling safe and having peace of mind in your home is crucial. Security systems can include smart locks, cameras, motion detectors and even leak sensors that notify you of potential problems. All of these options are accessible remotely from your smartphone to give you peace of mind when you’re away.

Smart Lighting

Imagine setting the lights at the perfect level for when the sun sets so you don’t arrive home to a dark house. Or having the right lighting for movie night or during a cocktail party. Smart home systems allow you to control and adjust the brightness of your home’s lights as well as creating pre-programmed lighting scenes.

Climate Control

All Floridians know, making sure your air conditioning is running, especially when you’re away, is crucial to preventing mold growth in your home. Homeowners can monitor and control the temperature remotely, ensuring a perfectly cooled home while potentially saving on energy bills with smart thermostats.

Futuristic Kitchens

From smart appliances that can be preheated from an app, voice activated recipe guidance and dishwashers that alert you when the wash cycle is finished, next generation kitchens have arrived. Utilizing technology in your kitchen makes it more efficient and enjoyable. Smart refrigerators even have cameras that will show the contents inside so if you’re at the store you can quickly check on what you need.

The items above are just the beginning of the smart home revolution as technology continues to rapidly evolve. By incorporating technological advancements, you will be able to monitor almost every function of your home while making sure it is comfortable, secure, and efficient for the future. Gulfstream Homes is here to help you plan and integrate these technologies into your new home. Contact us today to get started on the path to your perfect home.