10 DIY Technology Hacks to Help Make Your Home a Wired Wonder

DIY Technology Hacks

You’re the “techie.” The guy or gal friends come to when they want help learning to use a new smartphone or setting up a sweet new sound system. You’re the coworker they call first when new gadgets are stumping everyone in the office. To you, technology is more than just a handful of helpful tools, it’s your hobby and your passion.

With your love of all things tech, it’s no mystery why you want to make your house into a wired wonderland. You’re always on the lookout for technology DIY projects to help your space live up to your reputation. Let us help you out by giving you some innovative ideas.

We compiled a list of 10 DIY technology hacks that will help you transform your house into a wired wonder. Take a look to decide which DIY tech project you’ll tackle next!

10 DIY tech hacks for home improvement

1. USB your outlets

With these easy-to-install SnapPower Outlets, you and your guests will never have to worry about toting around phone and device chargers. Thanks to these USB outlets, all you need is a simple USB cord and you have instant access to charging your phone or device.

2. Make your movie room an acoustic marvel

Always dreamed of having your own in-home theater? These decorative acoustic panels from kirei are both eco-friendly (made from recycled plastic bottles) and stylish. The unique colors and designs will add a creative flare to any space—all while helping you perfectly hone your sound.

3. Pump up your water pipes

Protect your home from burst pipes and instant water damage with this DIY-install valve sentry from Battic Door.  If the sentry senses any leaks, it will automatically shut of the water main and save you from the pain (and expense) of water damage to your home.

4. Turn your smartphone into a projector

Always wanted a projector but don’t want to fork over the dough? This simple and affordable DIY project turns your smart-phone into a projector with just a few common household objects: a magnifying glass, shoe box, paperclip and some electrical tape. This technology hack is a great project to do with your kids before a sleepover or for family movie night!

5. Customize your cooling and heating

Replace your regular run-of-the-mill vents with these Keen Home Smart Vents, which allow you to customize each room’s temperature in order to save energy and make your heating and cooling more efficient. Install them yourself in rooms that tend to be too hot or too cold and watch your home’s temp finally regulate.

6. Smart-greet your guests

Upgrade your hospitality with a smart doorbell such as Ring or SkyBell. You’ll impress your guests when you greet them and answer the door from your smartphone. You’ll also add a layer of security to your home by always knowing who’s at the door before answering.

7. Install your own solar panels

Looking to saving money and help the environment? Solar panels are a great option for accomplishing both, and with the right tools you can actually install them yourself! It’s no quick task, but a tech guru like you can handle it! Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work with these instructions from Pioneer Settler.

8. Mount ceiling speakers

If you’re really into the DIY tech projects, these nearly-hidden ceiling speakers will leave you with a fully audio-equipped home so that you can stream music from any room in the house. If you want to get really groovy, you can use an app to stream pre-set stations and even set your alarm to go off in one room.

9. Upload your wardrobe

For the fashionistas out there, an app like Stylebook allows you to upload items in your wardrobe, match them via the app and even schedule outfits to wear later in the week. This virtual closet can help you cut down on the time it takes to get ready or make sure your new purchase matches items you already own.

10. Unlock your tech palace

There’s nothing worse than digging for your buried keys in the rain or locking them inside the house. Those days are over thanks to technology like this Kevo smart lock. With this DIY tech upgrade, all you need is your smartphone in your pocket or purse, and your door will automatically unlock for you. Talk about convenience!

Technology takeover

You’re no stranger to the latest and greatest tech innovations. These DIY technology hacks will help you step up your game and have a home that is sure to impress your friends and family.

Learn more about how the ‘Internet of Things’ is revolutionizing all areas of society. Who knows? You could even build an entire career on your love of all things tech! Check out our article: What is ‘Internet of Things’ & Why Do You Need to Know About it?

 

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