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By: Kevin Ahern on March 15th, 2016

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New Home Technology to Consider Installing During Your Next Remodel


Your upcoming home remodel is the perfect opportunity for you to install cool technologies that will make your home more convenient and comfortable. In this post, we'll discuss some of the best technologies available to homeowners in the 21st century, so you can decide for yourself what to install to boost your property value and your overall enjoyment of your home.

Solar Paneling

Solar paneling is a fantastic way for you to save money on your monthly utilities, reduce your home's carbon footprint and increase the value of your home. In fact, recent research has shown that home buyers are willing to pay more for homes that have solar panels installed, so if you're thinking about selling your home soon, installing solar paneling is a good way to get more money at the time of sale.

Radiant Heating

Radiant heating will make your home the envy of your neighborhood, particularly if it's installed in your bathroom. This delightful, even heat will keep the room toasty and your feet warm, ensuring comfort and pleasure. There's just nothing more luxurious than stepping out of your shower and onto a toasty warm tile floor.

Motorized Window Shades

Motorized window shades are controlled via remote control or wall switch, which means that you can have a darkened or lightened room at the touch of a button. Whether you're darkening the room for a nap or a movie, or hoping to let in more sunlight for your plants, motorized window shades cut back on time and effort, and are especially helpful for windows that are located high up or out of reach.

Whole House Sound System

You don't have to be a music aficionado to want to have a hard-wired sound system. Installing state of the art speakers into every room will allow you to listen to music throughout your home without blasting the volume for your neighborhood to hear. In other words, the installation of a home sound system enables you to be courteous while enjoying your favorite music at the same time.

Dimmable Lighting

Dimmable lighting allows you to create ambiance during nice occasions or brighten the room to get your work done--whatever is needed. If you hold a lot of parties or frequently invite guests for dinner, dimmable lighting allows you to control the appearance of the interior of your home. It's a true convenience.

Top of the Line Kitchen Appliances

This kind of installation won't increase your home's property values very much because most home buyers aren't willing to pay extra for high-end appliances. This is something you should consider doing exclusively for your own personal enjoyment. That said, top of the line kitchen appliances are great fun for people who like to cook, so if you're the kind of person who gets excited by expensive stoves and refrigerators, this kind of upgrade could certainly be worth it.

Are you struggling to decide which technologies you'd like to install in your home during your upcoming remodel? If so, contact Litchfield Builders. We'll be happy to go over your options and help you decide what modern home upgrades are right for your home.spring-home-remodeling-in-connecticut-litchfield-builders-guide