Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.See More
A cheery palette and comfortable furnishings keep generations of the same family coming back to the beach in easygoing style.
Three grown sisters continue a longstanding summer family tradition in a new beach house built where their grandfather's no-frills cottage once stood. The charming home captures the memories of the original structure, while providing more space and creative comforts.
The bright, inviting screened porch is a favorite place to cool down after a day at the beach. Furnished with mod wicker seating, the space dons a breezy blue-and-white scheme punctuated with cheery yellow.
Playful pops of sunshine yellow are cooled by gray in the kid-friendly bath. A painted desk and chair serve as a simple vanity.
Bold hues, lounge seating, and a chalkboard-top table make the upstairs living area a favorite hangout for kids. Airy rattan-style furnishings are a great small-space choice, as their see-through arms and legs never stop the eye.