In an effort to keep up with the times, we decided to walk you through some techy trends for your mobile home in 2021. It’s good to be informed and know what’s available to you as a homeowner. Some of the tech we list will already be familiar to you, others won’t be as well-known.
Should you find yourself in the camp that’s leery of tech, we hope you’ll reconsider and give some of these trends a try. You never know what a convenient change it will be in your life unless you try it.
So let’s move along and see what’s trending.
Techy trends for your mobile home
As a word of caution, do your due diligence before shelling out the cash for a particular model of tech listed here. Be sure the general response to any given model is positive. And don’t forget that tech is always improving. What was true last year about a tech product may not be true this year as the technology is improved.
In 2021, you’ll see a recurring theme of creating a personalized workspace. With the concerns of a pandemic, more and more people have found themselves setting up shop at home.
Say hello to the UPERGO adjustable standing desk. Feel like standing? No problem. The UPERGO has your back. Want to sit? Great. Just adjust the desk by squeezing the side handle.
The UPERGO sits atop your desk. It can hold up to 25 lbs of weight. So it’s great if you want to place your laptop or monitor on it.
For the kitchen, of all things to be considered, a smart faucet probably doesn’t come to mind. But the U smart faucet by MOEN is something to brag on. An LED light in the faucet indicates the relative temperature of water flowing out of the faucet. Blue for cold, purple for warm, and red for hot. There’s also a motion sensor on the spout so the water will turn on or off according to movement.
Other things to love about this faucet are the customizable features available in the corresponding app.
Connect with your home’s Wi-Fi network and you can take things to the next level — program timers for how long the water ought to run, select whether you want motion use or handle use to turn on and off the faucet, or set the default temperature for sensor use. You can also keep track of how much water use your faucet sees which could be helpful in determining how and why your water bill spiked in any given period. (Of course, the ability to assess that would only work if every water dispensing source in your home had the U).
There are also presets for making tea or dispensing specific quantities of water.
And how about a smart doorbell? Know who’s knocking at your door without having to get up from your desk or without being home! With a smart doorbell, you see, hear, and speak to whoever knocks at your door thanks to the corresponding app. You can be anywhere in the world, all you need is your phone and data.
With some models, you get a live view, real-time updates, safety alerts, and added security to your home. The mere sight of a smart doorbell could be a deterrent to burglars who are looking for easy prey.
As you work from home, you may find yourself running into the same dilemma you faced at work — the temperature isn’t always right. Rather than constantly leaving your desk to adjust the thermostat, get your hands on a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat can be programmable and adjustable at your fingertips thanks to smartphone connectivity.
There’s a benefit to noise-canceling headphones — especially if you’re trying to focus in your new work from home environment. Tune out the extra noise around your house or neighborhood with noise-canceling headphones and increase your focus. It’s not a bad idea.
Trends encourage productivity and savings
For 2021 trends, you’ll be seeing a recurring theme of productivity and efficiency. For example, you can save money with a thermostat that will encourage energy efficiency. Or you can use your headphones to strengthen a deep focus on the work set before you. And with the smart doorbell, you can avoid getting distracted from work if it’s a solicitor knocking at your door.
But your home isn’t just a place of busyness. It’s also your haven and place of rest from toil. For those who work from home, it may be a challenge to distinguish work time from rest time and to set boundaries. If you’re losing sleep, consider these hacks for getting better rest at home.