Your home is the hub of your entire life. You don’t just sleep and eat there, it’s where you connect with your family, where you recharge and where you can truly be comfortable. Enhancing your home directly improves your quality of life in the most meaningful way, and there are so many ways to do that. Thanks to technology, we can improve our homes, and make them a great place to spend time in without spending a lot of money.

Here are a few gadgets and tech solutions that will improve your home life instantly!

1. New Generation Gaming Consoles

Right now, there’s no cooler gadget to have in your house than a new generation console. Whether you’re a Playstation or XBox fan, you can’t go wrong with the Playstation 5, XBox Series S and XBox Series X. If you love to play video games, you’ll get to play all of the latest titles at the highest visual quality with high performance 4k gaming, and higher frame rates than ever before. The current consoles boast so many features, making them not just a great investment for a super gamer, but also for anyone who’s looking to create a great entertainment center in their home.

2. Heat Press Machine

Have you always wanted to print your own t-shirts, caps, or mugs? Do you have a ton of ideas for logos and designs and would love to create your own? With a heat press machine, you can do just that and create amazing designs that turn a plain t-shirt into something unique and special. There are so many things you can do with a heat press, from printing super customized gifts for friends and family, to creating your own branded items for your own business. You don’t even have to leave your home to get everything you need and to get set up to start making your own prints. You can shop online and get all the sublimation supplies for your printing upstart and start creating great designs in no time.

3. Bluetooth Tracker/Item Locators

Forgetting where you put your keys and your wallet happens to everyone from time to time, and it’s a frustrating waste of time. Well, now thanks to technology, you’ll no longer have to frantically search for them because your phone can tell you where they are. Trackers use Bluetooth to connect to your phone, and you put them in your wallet or on your keychain. When you have misplaced the item, you can use the app to locate it. The tracker will make a sound so you know where it is. It’s an affordable solution to an age-old problem, and it makes for the perfect gift (for a loved one, or even for yourself).

4. Plant Health Monitor

Having plants in your home is really good for your health, but for a lot of people, taking care of those plants can be a bit of a challenge. Different plants have different care requirements, and it can be really hard to keep up with them. How do you know when something needs to be watered, and how do you avoid killing a plant by overwatering it? All these questions make it overwhelming to take care of a plant, but what if you had a device that could help you with the requirements of having a plant in your home?

For under $30, you can get a soil monitor that has sensors that you place into the soil. The monitor gives you readings on everything from humidity and light to fertility, and temperature levels. The monitor is also equipped with an app which provides the information that will help you know exactly what the plant needs, and give you advice on care and maintenance. Now you won’t have to guess what the plant needs, and you can ensure the longevity of all your greenery with technology.

5. Smart Gadgets

The future of the home is going to be more connected than ever before, and we’re starting to see a lot of products headed in that direction. The good news is that it’s becoming more and more affordable to buy smart home technology and use it to enhance your comfort, convenience and efficiency. There are smart bulbs you can control with an app, smart plugs that allow you to control appliances remotely, and smart thermostats that make your home just the right temperature for you and your family.

6. Mesh Network

If you live in a big house, have really thick walls, or your internet connection is not centralized, one of the challenges you’ll face is your WiFi connection not being stable throughout the house. You might notice that you have a ton of dead zones, or that the internet in one area of your home is lousy. You could get a range extender which stretches the reach of your network, but this means you’ll end up with multiple connections.

The best option is to invest in a mesh network which basically creates one mega network throughout your house. You’ll have multiple nodes, but you won’t have to connect to different networks depending on where you are in the house. If you want your internet quality to be great throughout your property, this is a wise choice.