Homebuyers Finding Value in Professionals and Tech

Homebuyers Finding Value in Professionals and Tech

Rising costs continue to be the main obstacle for a modern smart kitchen, but a new report shows more homebuyers are finding value in professional installations and smart home tech.

The Kitchen & Bath: A Consumer Experience Study measures the trends of homebuyers and consumers when it comes to technology and preferences in the kitchen and bath.

Smart tech in the bathroom can appeal because tech is not yet the norm. Smart tech in the bathroom can appeal because tech is not yet the norm.
Smart tech in the bathroom can appeal, because tech is not yet the norm.

This study presents two important findings: the emergence of smart technology in the kitchen and bath and homebuyer feelings toward receiving professional help on projects.

More homebuyers are finding value in professionals when it comes to seamless installations but are concerned that they’ll be too expensive and not responsive to their needs. 

While this first finding is good news for builders and integrators, both groups need to be working to dispel myths and concerns that professionals will not be responsive and attentive to their bottom line.

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The emergence of smart technology in these areas is the second major finding. The majority of respondents reported that if smart home tech either increases the home’s value or allows them to save money through energy efficiencies, then it’s worth the expense.

According to the study, 48 percent of homebuyers want smart mirrors that don’t steam up from the shower, 31 percent want radiant heating and 30 percent want voice-activated tech. 

This recent study is good news for tech builders looking to market a smart kitchen and bath, and by offering the tech that most homebuyers are looking for, you can easily gain appeal.

About The Author

Michael Black is a staff writer and content coordinator at TecHome Builder. He has a particular interest in new solar developments and smart energy systems and is always looking for the next smart home trend to cover. As the youngest member of the TecHome team, Michael brings a passion that keeps the team energized. He also is instrumental in leading our social media efforts.

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