With the rapid increase in tiny homes across the United States, it was only time for Control4 to come up with a smart tiny home. A perfect blend of technology and design, the home is very tiny homeowner’s dream come true. It was displayed at the International Builder Show booth number SU443 by Control4 Corporation, a global leader in smart home technologies. Named Control4® Tiny Smart Home, the house is 250 square feet in area fitted with all advanced technologies, so that exhibition visitors, architects, interior designers, and builders could check it out.
According to a National Kitchen and Bath Association report, consumers are increasingly interested in knowing about high speed WiFi, smart lighting, and intelligent appliances. Design professionals will soon need to have complete information about smart technologies to bring design projects to life. The smart home showed multiple combinations of home automation technologies, which architects, builders, and interior designers could take inspiration from. The smart home’s design was provided by Sprout Tiny Homes, while Control4 added smart technologies to offer an at-home feel.
Cozy smart home interiors
When you open the house, the first thing you notice is the big living room, which is fitted with hi-tech entertainment, custom-engraved wall keypads, touch screens, and handheld remotes. Next to it is the compact kitchen, which is modern and has ample of pantry for storage. The house has a loft bedroom, which is complete with smart fittings and shading. Other smart home features include multi-room audio with Triad speakers, video distribution, voice control, temperature control, Control4 Intercom Anywhere, and security.
By pressing one button or giving one voice command, you can completely change the ambiance of a particular room. You can instruct Alexa to switch on cooking while you are making your way to the kitchen from the loft bedroom. It will set the kitchen’s ambiance accordingly. When you press Away on the keypad, the tiny smart home will shot the blinds, turn off the lights, switch on exterior lights, and lower the thermostat to create a relaxing ambiance. On selecting Blinds Up or Blinds Down, the system will position the shades accordingly.
Click on Watch Movie button to lower shades, turn on the smart television, and dim the interior lights. When you click Outdoor, the entertainment system starts in full flow and the outdoor lights flare up as you bring out chairs for a fun time outdoors. Brad Hintze, senior director, Product Marketing for Control4, said that the Control4 Tiny Smart Home is a unique way for design professionals to incorporate latest technology in their designs to offer a complete package to their customers. It complements a modern customer’s taste and design choices.
Even though the smart home is equipped with whole-home automation system, all technology will be concealed behind the walls, so the homeowners don’t have to worry about wires coming out from different places. The design isn’t compromised at all and homeowners can enjoy modern interiors.
Other innovations at the Design & Construction Week
The Design & Construction Week was a combined effort of NAHB International Builders' Show® and hosted between February 19 and 21, 2019 and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. It was attended by more than 100,000 interior designers, architects, and builders from across the globe. Geoff Cassidy, senior vice president of exhibitions and meetings, National Association of Home Builders, said that the International Builders' Show celebrates 75 years in business and will always be a focus of their week.
Spread across 608,000 square feet of area, the International Builders’ Show had more than 1,500 exhibitors. One of our favorites at the show was the premium black metal faucet by Xander collection. It has a modern matte black finish. The next device that caught our attention was iComfort smart thermostat. It is a product by Lennox Industries and efficiently diagnoses issues in your home’s heating system. It generates a maintenance report, which technicians can read and repair the issue. The report will mention the tools and power they require to rectify the issue.
Sage Software is a must-have for every home business or startups and that’s why we name it as our third pick. It is designed specifically for scheduling, tracking materials, and customer histories and is a perfect way to manage paperless documents. The management tool promotes productivity and reduces miscommunication. The next on our list is Viega's radiant smart control, an automatic hydraulic balancing feedback system that has four control modes and compatible with multiple domestic and commercial appliances.
Our next attraction might not be as amusing or innovative as the ones we already mentioned, but it is just as amazing. American Standard introduced a brand new AquaWash 2.0 with an integrated bidet seat that will bring all your bathroom luxury dreams come true. An all improved Numi toilet from Kohler gave it a strong competition.
Tell us what is the first thing you do after a long day at work? If you are anything like us, you’d want to get a hot bubble bath and soak away all the stress. Kohler introduced a heated bubble bathtub, which received a lot of attention from the visitors. The heated bubble massage technology is unique to Kohler. Lennox sparkled the event with another product, a mini-split heat pump that can achieve a SEER efficiency of 25. You can install it in a tiny house or even a fifth wheel.
When you look at the The Doux Suite, it looks luxurious but it gets better when you find out what it is all about. The fixture is fitted with You By Moen smart control that defines an amazing bathing experience.
The International Builders’ Show was a complete success and we hope for an even better event in 2020.