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Turn Your Home into a Smart Home for Less

It's no longer a mystery to turn your home into a smart home, and it doesn't cost an arm and leg. Millennials and Gen Ys may be the largest groups wanting a smart home technology that keeps them secure and connected, but even Baby Boomers look for more convenience and luxury living in their lifestyle.

Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four main categories of smart devices:

  1. Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.

  2. Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.

  3. Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.

  4. Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.

Smart home devices are easily accessed from the big box home improvement stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, and even Amazon with the Echo device technology. Whichever you invest in, you will find a plethora of compatible devices that will work in your home. One of my favorite smart home devices is the new garage door openers. With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy to get started. Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home stand out, without too much out of pocket.

For more ideas on easy home improvements that can get your home sold faster, check out my ebook on my Home Improvement page.

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