Today, homeowners have the option of adding technology that was not even around a decade ago. You can literally run your entire home from your smartphone or tablet if you so desire. For some, this technology is not embraced. For those of you that do embrace it, however, you will have a home that is far easier to manage and likely more energy efficient. But embracing technology goes much further than just what is inside your home.
Technology in the Design of the Home
At Better Build Now, you may have noticed that we recently added a new service that enables our clients to see a 3D rendition of their finished home, allowing them to do a walkthrough before ground is ever broken on the project. The advancements in design technology over just the last decade have changed the industry, to the point that with software like the 3D walkthrough, you can address design issues before the plans are finalized.
This technology has changed the way people live. You can see in your refrigerator while you are at the market. You can set your thermostat to 78 while you are away, then lower it to 72 when you land back home so the house is cooled by the time you walk through the front door. This technology allows you to manage your entire home from a tablet or smartphone, it makes the home more secure, and yes, more energy efficient.
Advancements in technology have extended into sustainable building techniques. They have created less waste as well as allowing new homeowners to integrate features such as solar tiles that will help them save money on electric bills. Newer homes are far more eco-friendly than homes that were built even a decade ago.
The margin of error has been dramatically reduced with the technological advancements we have seen over the last decade or so. Digital monitoring systems help ensure the actual quality of work on the construction site is in line with all design specifications. There are also things such as drone site inspections and laser-guided measurements to ensure errors are almost non-existent during the construction process.
This is one of the most challenging aspects of building a new home, which is why we recommend hiring a residential construction project manager. The tools available will help ensure your project stays on time and on budget. The experience provided can help significantly when unexpected surprises pop up, such as a labor shortage in a certain area, supply chain issues, and even bad weather.
If you are considering a custom-designed home, Better Build Now can help. We can serve as a project consultant or a residential construction project manager to help you ensure your dream home becomes a reality. For more information about these services, please give us a call at 888-402-4180.