Jun 06, 2016

Smart Home Technology Cheat Sheet

If you’ve been doing your homework in preparation for a Minnesota remodeling project, you’ve likely come across a lot of information regarding smart home technology.  It’s no secret that there is nothing but choices when it comes to this feature within your home.  However, this can make putting a plan together rather tricky, so allow us to simplify the process for you.

What it is: By definition, a smart home is one where automated technology exists that allows one to control features of their home without actually having to be present.

Who’s Using It: A common misnomer is that it’s the Millennial generation that is the primary consumer of smart home technology.  While they’re certainly not shying away from it, their predecessors are taking full advantage of this as well.  After all, it can be a great option for homeowners that migrate to southern destinations to escape the harsh Midwestern winters.

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Avoid this Mistake: A common misstep amateurs make when integrating this technology is having different apps and mechanisms for controlling each feature.  In an ideal world, it’s best to have a single module that controls everything.  This allows you to quickly evaluate each feature as needed, and ensures that they are working together and not against each other.

What to Look For: Seek out a company that specializes in this technology and can assist you in gar the needed equipment for your home.  Gauge their willingness to walk you through everything once it’s been installed in order to make sure you are completely comfortable using it.  Take the time to ask why they prefer certain applications or features over others, and what they personally use in their own home.  It’s a wise idea to partner with a company that will also be there to troubleshoot any problems that arise.

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Adding Value to Your Home: Variables that can impact this can include the housing market, the technology being integrated, and how extensively it’s being utilized.  While there isn’t necessarily a guarantee that your home will bring in a higher dollar value, this technology can prevent your home from sitting on the market longer than it should.

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"They totally remodeled our 2 bathrooms and got the job done when they said they would. Beautiful workmanship."

Kathleen B.
Eagan, MN
August 25, 2018

"Turned out very well. Met all expectations. Relied on their knowledge and expertise."

Mike D.
Cottage Grove, MN
August 1, 2018

"Lindus was very professional and exact with the finishing. It was done pretty much to schedule. Would highly recommend Lindus."

Polly S.
St. Paul, MN
August 1, 2018

"We are so happy with the wrap-up of our extensive remodeling projects-new siding, gutters, windows, porch rebuild with electrical heat, and front entry rebuild-it looks great.  We look forward to enjoying out new "old" home.  Thanks for making it happen."

JoEllen & Bill A.
St, Paul, MN
July 2, 2018

The kitchen is beautiful.  Exactly what I wanted.  You and and your team are remarkable!"

Jody G.
St. Louis Park
April 26, 2018

"We're impressed with all of the Lindus guys that have been working at our house and appreciate how they take ownership of the project and pride in their work.  Especially impressed with the way they kept after the squeak in the floor until the solved AND resolved it!"

Kevin & Doreen S.
Shoreview, MN
January 26, 2018
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