Last week, we gave you an introduction to the wonderful world of home automation
, transforming your abode into a hi-tech and energy-efficient masterpiece.Â Over the next two weeks, we will explore your kitchen from the very bottom to the very top.Â This week, we will focus on the two extremes: home automation for your floor and for your ceiling.
During the winter, we bundle up at home, turn up the heat, and stay warm by the fireplace.Â However, home automation has taken staying warm to a whole new level.Â A recent trend is in-floor heating systems
.Â These systems generate heat evenly throughout your home.Â A technologically impressive way to heat up your home no matter where you are- kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, you name it!
Now, letâ€™s spring up and explore the opposite end of the spectrum, your ceiling!Â A brightly lit kitchen makes the space seem more inviting and attractive for entertaining guests or cooking meals.Â While most people think of man-made lighting as the solution, skylights are a fabulous alternative option.Â A skylight
brings in natural light which will make you feel like you are outdoors even though you are inside.Â By creating a window in the ceiling, you also often have the option to open these windows at your convenience to allow in some fresh air.Â And from a stylistic perspective, a skylight adds an architectural element to your home that is an impressive touch.
Whether at the top or bottom, there are numerous ways to add home automation to your home.Â Next week, we will take a look at all the cool innovations that can be added in between.Â In the meantime, follow us on Facebook
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