Technology has developed in many ways over the last several decades. What once seemed like science fiction can now be a regular part of daily life, including appliances and other home elements responding to voice commands. Implementing smart home technology into a single-family rental property can be an excellent way to increase the value of the rental and add features that will draw tenants to the home.
The kitchen is an important part of the home, and often where the most happens. So installing smart home tech in the kitchen is a wonderful way to improve the home and renters’ experiences. In addition, the type of smart home technology implemented in the kitchen can simply make things easier for the tenant! There are many options for smart home tech in the kitchen, including:
- smart faucets that are touchless and can respond to commands for a set amount of water
- appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, and stoves
The benefits of kitchen technology depends on what includes the technology. For example, smart stoves can be turned on, off, and adjusted remotely.
Heating and cooling
Smart tech can be a good way to keep a single-family rental home comfortable through heating and cooling options, as well. Technology in thermostats can respond to renters’ temperature needs, which can also reduce heating and cooling costs, when used properly. In addition, smart window shades can reduce the need for heating and cooling by opening and closing to avoid direct sunlight or to insulate against the cold at night. This can reduce energy usage in the home and save money on heating and cooling bills.
Entrances and security
Keeping a home safe should be a high priority, and smart home tech can help with this, too. Smart locks allow for touchless entry, allowing remote locking and unlocking. This type of technology can also be included on garage doors. Along with the ease of entering and exiting the home, smart home technology can add an additional layer of security. Smart doorbells, which include cameras, and other smart security cameras, allow landlords and tenants to keep a close eye on the home when they are out.
Lighting and electrical
Smart technology, such as smart light bulbs, added to interior and exterior lighting can provide safety and security. Smart lighting means no one will know when the home is empty, discouraging people from trying to break in. In addition, smart lighting can ensure that, even when the tenant’s hands are full, they can turn on a light and see their way into the home safely. Smart plugs are also available for the same purpose. They can be connected to lamps and other electrical devices to coordinate with smart home technology.
There are a wide variety of ways to implement smart home technology into a single-family rental property. Along with improving safety and security, making things easier for tenants, and even saving energy, these improvements can be a significant draw for potential tenants. Even small improvements, such as a smart lock or s touchless faucet, can make a big difference in your single-family rental property.