House flipping isn’t a new concept. While the basic principle remains unchanged, modern technology offers a number of possibilities that didn’t exist before in terms of design. Below are some simple yet very effective modern touches that you can give your next property to bring it into the 21st century.
Add a Smart Thermostat
Everyone wants to keep their utility bills as low as possible, but this is sometimes easier said than done. Any families with a couple of kids running about the place, constantly switching things on but never turning them off, will know how quickly your utility bills can accumulate. A smart thermostat can be configured so that you are able to maintain a comfortable temperature at all times. You can also easily program it to turn the heating down when your home is unoccupied.
Because a smart thermostat will link up with a smartphone app, it can be adjusted remotely. This makes it easy to turn the thermostat off when the occupant is at work and then turn it back up when they leave the office. The result is that they can come home to a nice, warm home without having to pay to heat it when they aren’t there.
Use Smart Lighting
Like a smart thermostat, smart lights are easily adjusted using a smartphone app. Switching to smart lightbulbs gives you complete control over the lighting in your home, enabling you to experiment with different colours, intensities, and other variables – not to mention the extra convenience that comes from being able to manage it all without even having to get out your chair.
Get a Security System You Can Trust
You can’t put a price on peace of mind, a good home security system will provide you with just that. Smart security cameras can be viewed remotely from your smartphone. If your system is triggered while you are away from home, then it is easy for you to see what’s going on and decide what to do next.
Of course, you can always fall back on my full guide to home flipping if you want to go over the basics.
Think About 3D-Printed Fixtures
3D printing has really come into its own over the last decade or so. 3D design is enabling designers to play with ideas that wouldn’t have been feasible before, and manufacture them using 3D printers. Now that 3D printing and 3D modelling is so accessible, it is being used to manufacture all kinds of objects, including furniture and fixtures for the home. Xuver is a platform that makes it easy for you to share your CAD designs with other people. Whether you are looking for feedback from your interior designer or you want to show your 3D models to a potential buyer, Xuver streamlines the entire process.
A big advantage of 3D printed fixtures and furniture is that you can customise the designs to suit your individual needs. Whether that means making a fixture more child-friendly, or just tweaking it, so it is more appealing visually, 3D models are easy to work with.
Incorporating technology into home design has never been easier. The design features laid out above are all easy additions to any property that will make it more attractive to a potential buyer.