Converting a home into a smart home is all about maximizing the function of your home; this means extra convenience without sacrificing style. Practically everything in a house, from ceiling fans, thermostats, lights and garage doors, can be connected to wifi and controlled via mobile devices or smart speakers. Setting up a smart home only seems like a daunting task best left to the most tech-savvy of people; it is in reality quite straight forward and simple.

The first step is to acquire a home hub, which is the central device that connects all other gadgets in a home, thus central to controlling the communications among them. There are many reliable hubs out on the market such as Google’s Home, Amazon’s Echo or the Apple HomePod, which are essential for a smart home. Certainly each home owner has a vision for their home, so it’s important to choose a system that will fit the bill. It’s important for home owners to sort their priorities.

In fact, some may find it helpful to go from room to room and consider what would be most convenient. Voice-controlled assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant allow people to navigate smart home gadgets by saying commands like, “Alexa, turn on the ceiling fan.” For some issuing voice commands might be easier, while some may prefer using app-based controls on a phone. Home owners won’t have to choose between function and style, since modern smart home features are now not only functional but also inherently sleek and refined. In fact smart home products are only getting more sleek and inconspicuous with time.