Everybody wants to make his/her home comfortable and functional. To do so, you don’t need to be a millionaire. With a proper idea and mechanisms, you can turn your home into a super convenient automated hub.
You can automate everything in your accommodation. Just have a look around and check what you would like to change. Even very small items can be automated. We will provide you with some ideas but the limit is your imagination only.
An Automated Spice Rack for Your Kitchen
A spice rack can be a nice addition to your kitchen interior if you have a lot of space. However, if the space is scarce, it might rather clog the space and bother rather than decorate. Thus, this is an item that you can automate.
What about hiding the rack in a wall-mounted drawer? For that, make an opening in the bottom of the drawer. The best option is to make it as close to the wall as possible. Then, you will be able to fix the actuator lift system on the wall.
Now, fix the actuator lift system. One side can be fixed to the wall. The other side will lift and lower the rack.
Don’t forget that the actuator shall:
- Be able to lift the rack and containers with spices;
- Have the needed stroke length to lower the rack to the needed height;
- Look nice if it shows up when you use it.
Another option is to install a column into a drawer and make your spice rack appear from the table deck. For that, you install a column in the drawer. In the deck, you make an opening to let the rack pass. Keep the piece that you cut: you will use it to close the opening when the spice rack is hidden.
Instead of a spice rack, you can install a platform for a coffee-machine, a food processor, or any other item.
Do You Have a Pet? Provide Him with an Automated Animal Door
This is one of the new trends in some countries. If you have a pet, he will be grateful for this innovation.
While a standard animal pet isn’t usually blocked, this is not the best solution. For example, your pet can escape when it is not preferable. Another bad scenario that can happen is when criminals can use the pet door to enter your house.
The solution is in automating your pet door. With a linear actuator, you will be able to lock and unlock it with a push of a button.
Some More Options
The number of ideas is unlimited. You can make quite reasonable improvements such as installing a TV lift, automating windows and doors, automatic solar panels, and similar. You can have even such unusual ideas like installing an automated pen-holder or document-stand. You have an option to improve your leisure time or working place with actuators. Write down the ideas, choose proper actuators, and move on with your ideas. We believe that you can automate your home to the extent you want it.