01 Aug Connected Experiences to a New Generation of Homebuyers
Connected living is on the rise, and with it comes an evolution in the way we live. We’ve already become accustomed to phones creating a more connected world, but now this smart technology is enhancing our homes, too. If you’re on the hunt for property to buy in Virginia Water, you may want to consider the positive possibilities that these developments could have on the places you’re looking at.
What is Connected Living?
Connected living is essentially the inclusion of smart technology in homes, and it’s rapidly on the increase. In fact, the number of properties with one or more smart devices is set to increase over the next four years to almost 300 million, which is five times more than there are currently.
These devices could be anything from cameras activated by movement outside your home, so you can see who’s at the door no matter where you are, to mirrors that display your daily schedule and reminders. The point of all of this? Well it’s simply to make lives easier, and who doesn’t want that?
Samsung’s Connected Living
With a rise in the number of tech-savvy millennials buying properties – they’re set to become over 40% of property-hunters applying for mortgages by the end of this year – companies are becoming more focused on connected living. As the demand increases for this kind of technology, so too does what’s available.
Samsung is one such company who’s jumping on-board, creating and expanding their connected living ranges. We’ve put together some of what’s available from this tech-giant for you to check out, so if you do go searching for property to buy in Upper Longcross, you can get an idea of the kind of technology you might have in your home.
First of all is their Chef Collection, which focuses on kitchens. Products include View Inside cameras in fridges which allow you to check out what you’ve got when you’re out at the shops, meaning you won’t buy a whole set of ingredients only to realise you’ve already got half of them at home. The camera connects to your phone, making viewing simple.
There’s also LED Frame Lighting, which shows your food in the best light, as well as fridges that can convert to freezers at the touch of a button (Flex Zone™) and ovens that have smart dividers, so you can split yours up and control the temperatures of different sections (Flex Duo™ Oven).
The Family Hub fridge is another feature in their collection, which comes complete with a large digital screen, on which can be displayed TV shows, images from friends and cameras around your home.
Enhance your Home
These are just a few of the ways in which smart technology is creating homes designed with your life in mind. We’re at the very beginning of what will no-doubt one day become the norm for properties, so when you’re looking for a new home, consider connected living.
At Barton Wyatt estate agents, we stay on top of living trends, using our knowledge to help you find the home you’ve been searching for. Get in touch with our team for more information and get the ball rolling on your property search today.