These are the 5 Smart Home Amenities Today’s Luxury Buyers Expect

February 21, 2019

Check out five high-tech amenities that luxury buyers are looking for.

Smart homes are a smart investment. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, the smart home industry is booming. Homeowners and renters alike are searching for automated home features that are integrated into home design, and they’re willing to pay the price to live in a place with these smart amenities. Keep reading to learn about the top five smart home amenities that today’s luxury buyers expect.

1. Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home with ease. Whether you’d like to change the thermostat with your voice or remotely with an app on your phone, this addition is practical for all homeowners. Plus, smart thermostats can help you save money on your energy bills.

2. High-Tech Doorbell

Video and other high-tech doorbells are entering the smart home market. Similar to a home monitoring system, smart doorbells have the capacity to notify you when visitors or packages arrive at your doorstep, and they record live-stream security footage to keep your house safe. Depending on the type of doorbell your luxury home has, face recognition and two-way audio features can also be installed.

3. Smart Appliances

Smart appliances can be integrated into all areas of the home. Whether you’re interested in a smart washing machine, smart refrigerator, or even a smart bathtub, these wishes can now become a reality. In the bathroom, for example, a high-tech tub allows homeowners to draw baths to their preferred temperatures, showering systems can add music or light to bathing, and smart mirrors recognize commands to adjust lights and check daily calendars. In addition, these features can be activated by homeowners’ voices, apps, or smart assistants like Google Home and Alexa.

4. Automated Blinds

When considering what smart amenities you’d desire in a luxury home, be sure to consider motorized and automated blinds. This small home addition can have a large impact on your lifestyle. With simple voice commands or smartphone operation, you can easily open or close your shades from anywhere. Some automated blinds even run off solar-powered energy, so you can enjoy high-end features in an eco-friendly way.

5. Smart Lighting

Wake up in the morning with gradually increasing light or set the mood for a dinner date at home with muted red tones. As one of the most common smart home features, high-tech lights are something you should look for in every luxury house.

If you’re in the process of buying or selling a smart home in the Napa and Sonoma area, let's chat. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your high-tech home purchase or sale.


With 2 billion dollars in sales combined with her unique focus on Wine Country luxury real estate, Ginger Martin's insight and expertise are unparalleled. Her sales portfolio of luxury homes, vineyards, and estates are exceptional. Ginger Martin possesses a track record shared by very few real estate professionals globally. Ginger’s distinguished clients greatly benefit from her extensive experience.