Featured Question by Roomations: Technological advances happen everyday. In medicine, in engineering, even in our homes. Just as technology affects our day-to-day lives, it also affects how we live at home.
From clap-on/clap-off lights to home automation systems, the possible ways we can add technology to our homes are endless. What technology is out there and how is it changing or affecting our homes?
Why We’re Asking:
Katie Miller of Roomations, suggested our 9th Blog-Off question. Through one-on-one interaction with designers and homeowners, Roomations aims to create a customized experience to help homeowners meet their design and remodeling needs. Homeowners create a makeover profile outlining their style, budget, and project specifications. From that profile, Roomations creates a customized design plan and shopping list, complete with photographs and purchasing information. The homeowners are then free to use the design plan as they wish, purchasing the items and completing the project to create their dream space.
We asked Katie what inspired the question. She explained that she thought this question would be interesting because there are so many potential dimensions to it—it is a topic relevant to our hyper-connected generation, where technology infiltrates so many aspects of our lives while continuing to change and evolve so quickly.
Katie gave some examples, pointing out how she is seeing more and more creative uses of technology in the home.
“Whether it’s through home security surveillance, state-of-the-art entertainment centers, or just an automatic-flushing toilet, the use of technology has endless possibilities.”
Katie also said she was curious to hear what our experts see as the “future” of the home, recognizing that new technologies will undoubtedly be a part of that future. She suggested some questions to consider: What are some creative uses of technology that you have seen? Also, how do you think this tech takeover will enhance the way we live in the coming years? Will it be detrimental to our lives or homes in some way?
So experts, it’s time to fill our homeowners in:
How is technology affecting the way we live at home?
We want to hear from all trades: what technology is taking over your niche?
How has it changed the way our homes function?
Are there fancier upgrades? More automation? T
he need for a “chill” space to get away from the tech takeover?
Is there more to come in the future?
We want to hear about everything, but definitely point out any new, bizarre, or up-and-coming technological advances that are taking our homes by storm. What are some creative uses of technology that you have seen?
Do you have any personal stories of how technology is taking over your own home or business?
Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!