The ABCs of Creating a Home That You Can Actually Enjoy

The ABCs of Creating a Home That You Can Actually Enjoy

The following contribution is from another author.

Home is where the heart is, and every homeowner will subsequently do all that they can to create a property that they love. For many, however, the opportunities to enjoy the fruits of their labor are very limited. Therefore, finding ways to reduce the maintenance so that you can spend more time relaxing at home is vital.

It may seem like an impossible task, but you can actually ace the process in three steps. It’s as easy as your ABCs.


Modern technology has improved our lives in many ways. In truth, there are many reasons to adopt Smart tech throughout your property. It can help you save money, improve efficiency, boost security, and more. Perhaps most tellingly, though, it saves time.

Automated tech allows you to set timers or parameters so that your heating, lighting, and other features kick into action as desired. Remote monitored tools let you take control of systems before you even arrive home. Similarly, voice recognition can save valuable minutes throughout the day.

The advanced systems often incorporate machine learning too. This means that the devices can learn your behavior patterns and predict future habits based on the data. In turn, your enjoyment of the property is sure to move in a positive direction and offer continued improvements.


One of the most common rookie mistakes made by homeowners relates to a lack of character. It is tempting to emulate a showroom home or something you’ve seen in a catalog. In truth, adding the luxuries you’ll actually use, such as a gaming setup or cinema, is vital. Do what is right for you.

Alternatively, you can look to implement upgrades that allow you to save time outside of the home. Home gyms, for example, may save you a commute to the commercial gym. Likewise, creating a bar in the garden to host friends will work wonder compared to hitting the town.

No two homeowners have identical requirements, which is why you must tailor the plan to your needs. When the home has the character and facilities to improve your daily life, your love of it will grow. Of course, adding a few personal touches, such as family photos can help too.


A clean and organized home is a happy home. However, nobody wants to spend hours cleaning their property from top to bottom. With smarter purchasing decisions up your sleeve, you can avoid a lot of the hard work. Artificial grass is the perfect addition for your garden. But it mustn’t end there.

Dishwashers and washing machines are standard appliances that can complete time-consuming jobs. Moreover, robotic vacuums can keep floors tidy without any effort on your behalf. The small savings of each individual job soon add up, making your life far better.

Perhaps the easiest way to keep the home clean is to adopt a minimalist and uncluttered vibe. When there are fewer unnecessary items to manage, you can focus solely on enjoying the items that matter. When supported by paperless billing, the potential rewards are huge.



Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).