Gadgets are transforming the way that we interact, relax, and exist in our homes. Now, there’s a smart gadget for nearly every area of the house, and the options continue to expand just as the internet of things (IoT) magnify. If you take a look around your home, you’ll notice that many things can already be controlled digitally, remotely, or wirelessly. Features of the home like the lights, coffeemaker, door locks, curtains, temperature and various types of home entertainment can all be updated for remote controls. In 2018, there are several smart innovations for the home that extend beyond features we’ve ever seen. Not only do these latest gadgets augment convenience, but they also greatly improve daily life in innovative, fun-to-use ways. Here are the top innovations for the modern home this year:
Unwind at Night with Self-Dimming Bulbs
When paying your monthly mortgage and utilities at the end of every month, it’s natural to want to cut back on using things like electricity. Especially if you are concerned with having an eco-friendly home, you realize the toll lighting and electricity takes on your bills and the environment. Yet, with self-dimming bulbs, you’ll never have to worry again about leaving the light on when you accidentally fall asleep or take a nap. Instead, these bulbs softly fade out in 37 minutes, which is the time of an average sunset, in order to coax you off to sleep. The warm tone of these bulbs even causes melatonin production in the body. Now you’ll rest even easier!
Grow the Garden of Your Dreams with Self-Watering Planters
If you consider yourself a wannabe green thumb but can never seem to keep plants alive, this is the perfect gadget for you. You’ll never have to worry about your plants when traveling again, as self-watering planters will dispense both nutrients and water to your plants for an entire month. Your plants no longer require any maintenance—which is great for growing plants in the kitchen, for succulents, or for any plants you keep in your home.
Say Goodbye to Solicitors with Secure Doorbells
While this gadget isn’t new to 2018, smart doorbells just keep getting better. Now, you’ll never have to second-guess who is at your front door. Many smart doorbells come with a built-in video camera, so you can simply connect your phone or tablet and see who is ringing your doorbell. Plus, some models now have built-in microphones, allowing you to talk to the visitor even if you aren’t at home. This makes for easy, foolproof delivery and takes away the stress of knowing who’s ringing your bell.
Self-dimming bulbs, self-watering plants, and smart doorbells are changing the way that we use certain areas of the home, making people feel more secure, rest easy, and truly enjoy their houses.