Sunrooms add light, color, and usable space to your home. They also add value, especially when paired with smart home technology. Like decks, they’re portals to nature that can help foster deep relaxation and a fuller enjoyment of the comforts of home. Unlike decks, however, they’re protected from the elements, which means your decor options are dramatically expanded.
Consider the following three ways to create a modern oasis in your San Diego smart home’s sunroom. They’re especially helpful if you’re planning to sell your San Diego home with a real estate agent or otherwise because they make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Smart home technology can even help boost your home’s appraised value.
Create a Theme and Carry It Through
Are you surrounded by a fairy-tale forest? Is there an ocean view beyond your sunroom’s windows beckoning you to the water’s edge? Is the desert with all its vibrancy perched on the edge of your own backyard?
Consider carrying that natural theme through to your own sunroom’s decor and style with a few artful selections:
- A water element, such as a small indoor fountain
- Lush houseplants and small trees in planters made of or decorated with natural elements such as rocks, raffia, or stone
- Vases wrapped with a woven cane or embellished with preserved wildflowers
- Pillows, wall art, and throw blankets with modern patterns that evoke natural elements such as leaves or the sun
- Woven bamboo baskets or birdcages used decoratively
Take it one step further by plugging electric elements—dimmer-based lighting for art displays, for example, or electric fountains—into smart plugs to take advantage of smart-home technology and automate your decorative touches for an immersive experience.
Increase the Ease
One of the best uses of smart home technology is the incorporation of hands-free, voice-activated technology to simplify and automate everyday actions. For a smart-home sunroom, you could choose to use voice-activated devices to maximize the ease of using your sunroom. You can also install motorized doors and pair them with home assistant technology to open and close the doors.
Finally, look into automatic remote control over your sunroom’s lights and sounds that you can make from any location using a tablet or smartphone app, even when not at home. You can turn the lights on or off, adjust the brightness, and turn on background noises that all lend to the impression of someone being at home. That can discourage criminal activity when the house is actually empty.
Control the Environment
Last but far from least, consider ways to keep your sunroom’s temperature set at optimal levels. Create and set up independent zones so that the sunroom’s settings aren’t affected by the controls for other areas in the home. That way, you can control the environment’s temperature to your specific preferences from anywhere in the house or outside of it.
This kind of home environment technology can make life easier, without doubt. However, it can also help you save money on energy costs by optimizing heating and cooling expenses. That’s especially true for times when you’re out of the house. You can then raise or lower the temperature, or set it to adjust at specific times in order to create a more welcoming ambient temperature to greet you on your return.
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