2017 Home Tech Trends

Published on January 31st, 2017

2017 will produce even more technological advances in the home-tech world. These products could range from refrigerators with built-in tablets or sensors, higher-resolution televisions, smart thermostats and more energy-efficient light bulbs. Many companies will begin to offer a wide range of products to create a more modern atmosphere for your home.

Here’s what to expect in home tech in 2017, from your bedroom to your living room to your garage:

Kitchen – Expect to see smart-enabled kitchen appliances from popular brand names like Samsung, Whirlpool and LG. These companies have also recently announced they are bringing Amazon’s voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, into their refrigerator and oven lines. Expect kitchen appliances to take a turn for smart and sustainable.

Living Room – More major tech companies are producing 4K ultra-high-resolution TVs with curved screens and other novelties. You can also expect to see experimental developments like mirrored, translucent and modular television screens. HomeKit and other home apps are likely to produce smartphone-controlled gadgets for your living room.

Bathroom – A new app release is set to pre-heat your shower while you’re still in bed. In addition, new advances in toilets are expected including portable biodegradable bags, composting toilets, bio-energy toilets and solar-powered toilets. Next-level washers and dryers will be controlled with a smartphone.

Bedroom – Industry leaders like Simmons and Sleep Number are predicted to make more advancements so you can achieve a good night’s rest. A new Happiest Baby product - SNOO - will also debut as a highly-advanced smart crib.

Garage – Whether it’s hardware or software, innovations will be made that will make driverless cars a normal part of life. Drones are also set to display some new features and uses for your home, inside and out.

These are just a few of the technological advances to expect in the home-tech world in 2017. How will you smarten raise your home’s IQ this year?

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