When you grow up immersed in a technological world, it’s only natural that you come to rely on and expect even more Gulf Shores home technology. Prospective millennial home buyers — that segment of the population in the 25-35 age range — are becoming more interested in homes with smart technologies and the latest gadgets.
Experts predict that by 2020, smart home sales will account for over $200 billion in revenue. Millennials who own homes with smart home features was pegged at 29% in 2014 and that number is expected to increase to 66% in the next three years.
It is expected that women will likely increase the demand for smart home technology. In a recent survey more than 60% were very interested in smart homes. Women surveyed said Gulf Shores home technology could save them time and increase the feeling of safety for them and their families. So far, the big cost of Gulf Shores home technology seems to be the biggest drawback, yet millennials are confident that, as is the case with most emerging home features, the cost will become more affordable as features improve and the technology is more plentiful.
Examining Features of Gulf Shores Home Technology
There are a number of features that millennials seem to agree they’d like to see in home technology:
1) Touchless kitchen and bathroom faucets. Because of the rise in popularity in public restrooms and other places, young homeowners expect the convenience of this advanced technology.
2) An open and airy floor plan. Probably in part to a growing trend in the office workplace, many millennials like the side open spaces of rooms that feature less walls and more inviting, open living.
3) Google Nest thermostats. Motivated by a desire to be more "green" and energy efficient, millennial homebuyers like fully programmable thermostats. This "set it and forget it" technology is popular because it can be implemented without hiring an electrical contractor and devices such as smartphones and tablets can be used to conveniently control their usage.
4) Multiple master suites. Young millennials like more than one master suite, and especially like to provide private bathrooms for their house guests or visiting family.
5) USB wall outlets. USB wall outlets are becoming more prevalent and more popular since young buyers rely so heavily on their digital devices requiring quick and convenient charging sources.
6) Quartz countertops. Because they require little maintenance and are easy to keep clean, quartz counter tops are more popular than ever. And, because they're cheaper than granite, millennials like their brand appeal and modern good looks.
7) Key-less, fingerprint activated door locks. Keys are fast becoming a thing of the past as automobiles, digital safes and smartphone and tablet technology is gravitating toward fingerprint recognition. Fewer keys to keep up with and less codes to remember are attractive features for millennials looking for more convenience provided by their Gulf Shores home technology.
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