10 Awesome Home Design Technologies Which Make Life Easier

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Technology is all around us, whether we like it or not. The world today is moving so fast that we hardly have any time for ourselves, and although there have been many contradictions over the usefulness of technology, many have come to the conclusion that there are some gadgets that we cannot live without. The fact of the matter is that technology has managed to touch almost every aspect of our lives, and it is without a doubt a vital resource that can significantly improve the quality of life and simplify our existence. From health to communication and homes, the phenomena of technology has stretched its tentacles in every field, and we should be thankful to the scientists who work relentlessly for our sake. Today we will be taking about ten nifty gadgets which can make life at home a lot better.

  1. The Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The robot vacuum cleaner is a fabulous invention which can truly help us. Imagine that you’re coming home after a hard day at work, and upon arrival you also have to take care of the daily chores. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could simply turn on the cleaner and let it do the job on its own? Not only will you save your back from the extra effort, but you can also take care of the other menial tasks in the meantime.

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  1. Eco-friendly gadgets

The matter of sustainable architecture and technology is not a simple trend anymore, it is a necessity. Earth has given us so many gifts, which we have taken lightly, and now it is time for us to give back. There are so many things we can use in order to protect the world we live in, from renewable energy sources, to things like environmentally friendly devices or recycled furniture. Although they might seem a little expensive at first, on the long run you will see great results.

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  1. Internet and Wi-Fi

We would be nowhere without internet. Most people have internet based jobs, and without it they wouldn’t be able to work. Moreover, 80% of the information we need, we browse online. Books are also interesting, but internet has undoubtedly become a vital part of our lives. This is why every house should have a Wi-Fi adapter.

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  1. Ethanol Fireplace

There is something very romantic about a fireplace, but the truth is that it isn’t worth sacrificing so much wood. Furthermore, if you don’t have a chimney, your only options until now where electric fireplaces or gas lines which put unaesthetic holes in the wall. Thanks to recent developments, you can now install freestanding fireplaces which work with ethanol or bio-fuels anywhere you’d like.

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  1. Wireless Ceiling Speakers in Can Lights

Ceiling speakers are some of the most in-demand custom home improvements of today, because they can bring high-quality audio sounds to any corner of the house. The Wireless Spears in Can lights have won the CES award last year. Not only will you have awesome sound everywhere you want, but you will also be able to hide them in an elegant small circular light.

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  1. Smart Grid Appliances

Interconnect your entire home with the help of wireless systems. More and more companies like LG and Sony are offering „smart grid” appliances which can be controlled from the computer or smarthphone. This means that you can go on vacation, and take care of your house while you’re gone.

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  1. Stairlifts for the Elderly

This is without a doubt one of the most useful things you can add in your house. It is not a matter of commodity, but of energy conservation. Residential stairlifts are an invaluable part of the home, especially if you are living with your elderly. It is hard for older people to move around, because most of them suffer from locomotive diseases like osteoporosis or sciatic pain. Encasa Experts consider that creating a comfortable environment in which elderly feel at ease is essential in the design of a home. Moreover, if you can’t afford buying a stairlift, you can rent one under certain conditions.

  1. Interactive Wall

A lot of people work from home, and most of them dream of the perfect workplace. When technology meets office design the result is the Interactive Wall. This fantastic gadget created by Strukt Design Studio has captured the essence of their company. With the Interactive Wall work has never been easier.

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  1. The Magic Mirror

Technology has managed to make its way into every corner of the house, even the bathroom. Researchers at the New York Times Lab have developed something truly amazing! The Magic Mirror can tell you everything, from what you should wear to how the weather will be that day. But this is not all, with the help of the Magic Mirror you can also search the web, check your emails and read the news.

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  1. Virtual Views

Before we buy/build a house, we preoccupy ourselves for the surrounding views. Unfortunately not everyone has the chance to build his house in places which offer spectacular views. Thanks to the Sky Factory company, you won’t have to worry about this problem anymore. The Virtual View system is a digital window equipped with a HD LCD monitor which can be installed anywhere you want, and it offers amazing landscapes to help set the mood of your interior.

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- Hello! My name is Ioana, I am a 22 year-old architecture student. I have recently discovered blogging, with the help of a friend, and I am very passionate about it. I've always liked reading in English, and the subjects which interest me the most are supernatural, science fiction, gaming, fantasy and of course, architecture.

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