MISSION, Kan. - While spring naturally means it’s time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn’t mean they’re limited only to a cleaning party. Taking advantage of the season by using it as an opportunity to upgrade different areas of the home for reasons ranging from energy efficiency and convenience to ease of living and safety.
With increasing technology for smart home devices and ever-evolving design styles, upgrading the home can be take a variety of forms. These ideas include ways that can add organization, revolutionize home tech, increase energy efficiency, enhance security and more.

Elegant, functional shelving

Open shelving can add character, design and attractive storage to the home. For example, ClosetMaid’s Ventilated Shelving exhibits simple elegance and is both an aesthetically pleasing way to showcase homeowners’ favorite things and functional enough to keep linens fresh in the closet or hold clutter at bay by the front door. Made from solid wood and epoxy-coated steel, these shelves are easy to install, durable and can complement nearly any room. Learn more at closetmaid.com.

Revolutionize your home 

Smart home setup goes to the next level with assistance from a product like the Google Home Hub. Its 7-inch touch screen and built-in Google Assistant technology answers questions, shows the weather and more using voice recognition software. The virtual assistant is available at retailers like Office Depot or OfficeMax, which offer Workonomy Tech Services to install smart home devices for added convenience. It also works with other smart hubs for fluid integration between all at-home tech devices. Find more information at officedepot.com. Content courtesy of Office Depot.

Natural light, fresh air

Add natural light and fresh air to your home with an option like Velux No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights featuring pre-installed light filtering or light blocking shades in more than 80 colors. The skylights use a solar panel to capture daylight and recharge a battery-operated control system. They can also be opened and closed via remote control or smartphone app, and a rain sensor closes the skylights during inclement weather. Find more information at whyskylights.com.

Smart home safety

With safety typically representing a top priority for most homeowners, taking advantage of smart technology can be one way to improve the homeowner’s feelings of safety and comfort in the home. A solution like a smart lock on the main entryway to the house can add security while also ensuring the homeowner is never locked out of their own home. With options that can pair with apps on a smartphone or feature keyless entry via unique numerical passwords, the homeowner can marry convenience with safety.
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