Features of a Smart Home: Ideas to Improve your Home

by | Nov 6, 2023

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Your home may be smarter than you think. If you have a smart TV, a streaming stick, or any other connected device that controls your home’s function, you’re already smarter than about 60 percent of homes. According to a recent study by Parks Associates, smart homes are becoming more common as readily available mass-market devices and speedy internet service become more affordable and functional.

Your internet connection is the key to maximizing your smart home features. Smart devices rely on a stable, fast connection that can deliver extra bandwidth. Smart homes often have dozens of devices that need simultaneous access, so getting ultra-fast fiber internet is a genius move.

Smart home ideas

To create a smart home, start with the cool home features that are most important to you. Think about the features of a smart home that are most essential to your lifestyle—from entertainment and atmosphere to security and automation. Once you know how you’d like your home to perform, you can dig into the vast range of devices that can help make your smart house ideas real. Here are some ideas to help you get started on your smart home:

A clever kitchen

Siri and Alexa might not be able to get your groceries and cook dinner—yet—but connected appliances can make your time in the kitchen more efficient and productive. You can now control intelligent ovens, refrigerators, and small appliances like coffee makers, air fryers, and toasters from your smartphone or smart display. Just say a command or tap a button to turn them on, monitor temperatures, or load cooking presets for your favorite dishes. If dinner doesn’t turn out right, just say “open can” to your smart trash bin and try something else.

Brilliant entertainment

Smart homes really shine when it comes to entertainment. The centerpiece of any entertainment system is the viewing screen and the sound system. Smart televisions with integrated streaming services come in sizes up to 98 inches and can be connected wirelessly to smart speakers. Add lighting options and program them to dim when the movie starts to create the perfect vibe for movie night. You can also connect wireless speakers throughout your house and property for seamless entertaining. With a smart home hub at the center of your network, you’ll have complete control over every system.

Bedroom smarts

Transform your bedroom into a sleep oasis with a smart mattress that’s fully adjustable and just the right temperature. You can add connected lighting and speakers, a smart fragrance diffuser or air purifier, and even a smart pill dispenser that reminds you to take your medicine before entering your cozy bed.

Bathroom ingenuity

Even if you hate stepping on it, a smart scale can change the way you think about your weight. The latest devices track many body measurements and connect with apps that can help improve your health. Smart toilets that automatically clean themselves, showers with precise temperature control, and connected small appliances for your hair, teeth, and skin will all make your morning routine a little easier.

Outdoor intelligence

Keeping an eye on your home has never been easier with wireless cameras and security systems. You can also transform your property with smart outdoor lighting, irrigation systems, heaters, and all-weather entertainment components to create a stunning outdoor oasis to enjoy year-round.

Why does my smart home’s internet connection matter?

Smart homes need fast internet and a robust and secure WiFi network to ensure every device is connected and accessible. Each device consumes some amount of data—from big consumers like 4k video streaming, gaming, or video calls to the small stuff like music, lighting, or your bathroom scale—and it adds up fast. A smart home is ultimately a math problem—you need enough bandwidth to support what you already have and some extra to handle the next addition.

Your WiFi network is just as important. It needs to provide full coverage with no dead spots. A 360 WiFi™ network is a great option for blanketing your home in WiFi to get the coverage you need, no matter how smart your home is.

Fiber internet is a smart move

Quantum Fiber internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. It’s engineered to support today’s smart home features and is ready for what’s coming next. Every subscription includes 360 WiFi with no need for annual contracts or long-term commitments. Powering your smart home with fiber internet from Quantum Fiber is a smart move you can make.

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