Father’s Day is just around the corner, and while a new custom home on LBI would make a great gift, we know that building a new home can be a big decision with lots of details to cover. This year for Father’s Day, we thought we could share with you some of the greatest features that we have come to love our over two decades of experience as an LBI custom builder that our homebuyers have included in their dream homes. We wish you all a very Happy Father’s Day!
Nest Smart Thermostat
Recently partnered with Google, Nest is on its third generation of smart thermostats. Our home buyers love Nest not only because complete control of your home’s temperature is right at the tips of your fingers via the app, but because it is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR certified. The Nest thermostat is also intuitive, meaning it will learn what temperature you like and will make a schedule based off of your temperature habits. With an average of 10-12% savings on heating bills and about 15% savings on cooling bills, Nest can pay for itself in under two years according to independent studies. With so many reasons to love Nest, why not give dad that something extra in your custom home on LBI?
Bring safety and security to your doorstep with a smart doorbell like the Ring Video Doorbell! With expanded product offerings from smart doorbells to security cameras and motion activated outdoor lights, Ring is the total home protection package that dads want to help keep the ones they love safe. With the ability to interact with people ringing your doorbell from the comfort of your new backyard or even while you’re on the beach, Ring gives you everything you need to see who’s at your door right at your fingertips!
Water Leak & Detections (Yes, there’s an app for this too!)
As a builder on Long Beach Island for over two decades, at Stonehenge Building & Development we know that living on or near the water can sometimes be worrisome. Storms and sitting empty during the off-season can increase risk of water damage. But never fear — there’s now an app for that too! Water Hero is a newer feature that many of our custom homeowners have used as a leak detection and water monitoring system. This system can help protect your new home from water leaks caused by burst pipes and other water issues. It also detects non-damaging leaks that increase water bills like those of eroded toilet flappers or a leaky sink tap, common maintenance items necessary as your home ages. While you are away for the winter this system is a great way to monitor and give yourself peace of mind. Water Hero is controlled by the company’s web and iOS app, and can help save you thousands of dollars, especially if your custom home on LBI isn’t your year-round residence!
Smart Door Lock/Handsets
One final gift idea that dad would love to see in his new custom home on LBI is a smart door lock or handset. Operated via Bluetooth and an app, most major manufacturers of door handsets offer these technology options. From Schlage to Google Nest to Kwikset to Lockly, many of these options can be linked to your home smart devices with apps you control like Alexa, Apple Homekit, Google Assistant, or Nest security systems.
When building a custom home, we know it’s just as important to protect your home outside as it is from within. Thanks to being a builder on Long Beach Island for over two decades, we have the experience and know-how in our toolbelts to help homeowners find peace of mind when it comes to protecting their new custom home. From smart devices to help save money or see who’s at your door to water and leak detection systems, homeownership just got a little easier, making it easier to enjoy your new home on LBI. Learn more or get started today by contacting us at 609-978-6599 to enjoy your LBI new construction by summer 2022 today!