Claire and I hit the town Saturday to view the homes on the Smarter Spaces Tour. When I think of “smart” homes, I think of innovative features like solar panels, a Nest home thermostat, controlling things like lighting and your TV via a smartphone or tablet app–and many of these crazy cool elements were part of the tour. While I envy the one homeowner whose solar panels have eliminated her utility bills altogether, I was more excited by other things we saw along the way that were more “a-ha! smart” than techno-savvy. Such as:
Industrial rubber flooring used on stair treads in this home by D-Crain Design & Construction–not only is it sleek and modern, it’s also a skid-proof and sound-absorbing choice. I am filing that nugget away for my own stairs someday!