Clever power solutions make our home living more energy-efficient, safer, and comfortable. We save a lot of resources by installing smart home products, though with some it helps to get an emergency electrician to handle installation due to the complicated nature of doing so. Still, building a smart personal space also means we can control systems from anywhere with our mobile devices. The approach is not only kind to the environment but also easy on our pockets.
Reasons to Use Smart Home Devices
Before we discuss the smart options for the kitchen and home office, let’s why we should use energy-efficient home devices.
Many times we leave home in a hurry and forget to turn off the lights, heater, and oven. Thankfully, Wi-Fi-connected home systems are just a mobile swipe away. Being able to switch off home appliances while away from home gives us the peace of mind we need when working.
Better Air and Water
Some of the areas we live in have air pollution problems. Air detection and purification devices are gaining popularity in urban areas. There are certain air purifiers we can control through Amazon’s Alexa. The same goes for water purifiers that can be paired with a smartphone app.
With a smart heating and cooling system, we can enjoy optimum conditions in every room. We don’t have to wait to get home to warm up our bedrooms. A smart AC is easier to set via a mobile app when we are almost approaching home. Also, a remote central heating system ensures we have hot water when we need it.
Intelligent Power Solutions for Kitchens and Home Offices
Today, we want kitchen and home office designs that suit a work-from-home lifestyle. How we use the space and the number of people using it are critical considerations. The already-existing power is very convenient as it guarantees connectivity throughout the house. But we could make life better if we had these:
Dual Power Sockets
We are looking to have quick fixes for our current home office needs. Many times we need to run two high-power devices at the same place. Because multiple gadgets are resting on the work desk at one, tower-like extension lead or dual power sockets can come to the rescue. Even though they cost slightly higher than single pole sockets, double pole switched sockets are worth investing in.
It can be frustrating to run around looking for a charger when a device, say a tablet, is running out of power in the middle of an important task. The current work-from-home situation may get us entangled in laptop chargers and power cables. But we can upgrade with hidden power outlets, for example, in the kitchen island. Pop-up sockets are another clever solution for home office desks to keep off a clutter of cables.
After moving our offices to the kitchen, things can turn unexpectedly. A kitchen island is a multifunctional facility we could use to get the most out of our space. Including power outlets on the sides or below the bar is an easy way to access charging power for phones and PCs while working remotely. We can also have built-in sources near the dining table to transform the area into a makeshift home office before we design a bigger one. The installation must be handled by a well-trained electrician. Safety is key when integrating cabling into our kitchen islands or dining area. Cabling must be laid before installing a screed. Then the installer fits the sockets before setting up a worktop. Sockets with USB ports are the most appropriate for our modern tech gadgets.
Whether it is a small space in the dining or kitchen area, we can plug sockets to differentiate our workspace. In the end, we are looking for a safe place to connect our devices. Later, we just pack away and turn the space into a culinary hub. When selecting pull-up power solutions, we should look for designs that match our worktop surfaces. Metallic accents can add interest to our interior design.