Turning your house into a smart home can be daunting. We all have a general idea about how we want our home to function but when it comes to making the actual decisions we find more questions are raised with every new product that hits the market.
Are my products compatible?
What is the best technology?
Should I invest in an integrated system with company installation or should I go DIY?
Which devices are essential, which are gimmicks?
Can I afford to make my entire home smart?
We all want the best smart home but at ForwardThinkingHome.com we understand not everyone has a limitless supply of funds to invest in smart home technology. We look at what’s new and enticing as well as the tried and tested devices and how everything fits together.
At ForwardThinkingHome.com we take a practical approach. We try to avoid sounding like technical geeks (because we’re not technical geeks, at least we don’t think we are!) and offer practical insight from our own experience and research. There are so many wonderful options for creating your smart home and we try to keep things straight forward and remove the complication while still providing enough detail.
When you embark on your smart home journey you’ll have a lot of questions. We understand you can start small or jump right in and commit to upgrading your entire house to a smart home. Either way we look at the options.
At ForwardThinkingHome.com we’re passionate about smart home technology and all it has to offer. Whether you have a family or you’re living alone and want a bit of extra support in your home, smart devices offer a range of functions to improve convenience and increase security in your home.
For people with disabilities smart home devices can help provide a bit more independence at home. For the elderly it can help keep people in their homes longer by providing safety and monitoring functions and provide ease of living for things like the garage door opening and the lights turning on automatically when you drive in.
For families you can use sensors to automatically monitor whether heating/cooling and lighting needs to be adjusted in different rooms depending on whether people are in those rooms or not.
We love the fact that new smart home devices are coming onto the market every week. If there is a function you need to add to your smart home, it’s likely to become available very soon if it isn’t already in existence. This is a burgeoning area for technology and one that benefits everybody in your family, even the pets!
Don’t be fooled into thinking we only discuss smart home devices at ForwardThinkingHome.com. We also look at stand-alone devices to make your life easier.
If you’ve no intention of turning your house into a smart home, never fear! We can point you in the direction of a variety of products to help make life easier, whether it involves receiving deliveries while you’re away from your house or help with shovelling snow off your driveway.
There are numerous fun and practical devices out there that are actually more than just convenient, some are life-changing. You won’t know how you lived before you had them.
We discuss new products, sometimes before they reach production stage, but usually we only look in depth at products currently available for retail sale. This is the practical approach taken by ForwardThinkingHome.com to hopefully make it easier for you and your loved ones to find useful products which assist in the home or garden, provide convenience and save you time so you can do more important things.
Certain products, such as robot vacuums, can help you avoid repetitive tasks. Voice activated devices can help you change settings or help you make requests in your home without leaving your chair.
Automated products can help you entertain you dog or cat while you’re out at work. You can also check on them via video to find out if they’re ok when you’re away from home.
At ForwardThinkingHome.com we thrive on there being so many great products out there to give you choice. If you’re sinking under all the information and not quite sure where to start please look at our website. I think you’ll find it very handy.
We try to give you as much information as possible to make your own decisions. We enjoy what we do and we hope you find ForwardThinkingHome.com useful and inspiring.
We are always adding new information so please return often to check on what’s been added since your last visit.
Good luck with your research and good luck with your own forward thinking home. We hope you feel inspired and excited to discover new gadgets and practical solutions for your home.
If you have any questions or you’d like to send us a message with information about a new product you’ve discovered please feel free to contact us via the Contact Us page. We’d love to hear from you.