What Should you do to Future-Proof Your New Home?

With the level of technology advancing so quickly, there’s no telling how advanced things will be five years from now.

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What Should you do to Future-Proof Your New Home?

Posted by MARK Z. on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 11:58am.

Future-Proofing Home

With the level of technology advancing so quickly, there’s no telling how advanced things will be five years from now. This is why if you’re building a new home, you may want to take the unknown into consideration.

So much in our homes can be controlled through applications on our smart phones, such as:

  • Turning off lights
  • Locking doors
  • Turning on alarm systems
  • Adjusting the thermostat
  • And more!

New gadgets and applications are continuously popping up that do something completely new for your home. In a few years, everything we can possibly think of will be likely be digitized.

When you’re building a new home, it’s important that you consider the possibilities for the future and incorporate the building blocks for those possibilities into your home now. For instance, make sure you install necessary conduits and wirings throughout the home for video and data, even if you won’t be using them right now. It would be a lot better and easier to go ahead and have those installed than it would be to go back in a few years and try to install them then.

Home Builders Think Ahead For You

If you’re working with a builder, most home builders are thinking ahead and already have plans put together for installing certain kinds of wires, conduits and other electrical devices in the home in preparation for the future. These home builders and architects are also taking into account things like needing plenty of wall space for big screen TVs and needing ample floor space to move around for the video game systems like the Wii and the Kinect systems, when they design homes.

If you don’t consider how much more technology is going to change over the next few years when you’re building your new home, you may be setting yourself up to be left behind in the digital age. Future-proofing your home is an important step to take in order to avoid major hassles down the road.

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