Smart Home

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.

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9 Best Air Purifiers for a Cleaner Home

Let's clear the air: Air purifiers have gotten an upgrade. There's real-time monitoring, Bluetooth capabilities, and new filters that pick up smaller pollutants than ever. Discover our best air purifier picks, plus tips for choosing a model that's right for your home.
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10 Reasons You Should Get a Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat can easily lower your energy bill, and the technology will transform the way you think about heating and cooling your home.
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3 DIY Ways to Make Your Home Pet-Safe

Dogs are part of the family, too! Keep them safe without sacrificing style with these tips from our Safe & Sound Home series.
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3 Simple Steps to Keep Your Home Office Safe

Home offices are important now more than ever. For our Safe & Sound Home series, we sent a style expert to make sure one family's work room is up to our safety standards.
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4 Genius Ways to Make Your Nursery Safer

As part of our Safe & Sound Home series, we invited a style expert to upgrade one family's nursery with some smart DIY solutions. See how we gave these new parents some peace of mind without sacrificing style.
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3 Easy Living Room Fixes to Keep Your Family Safe

Safety features don't have to be boring. In our Safe & Sound Home series, style expert Emily Henderson shows one family how to improve their living room in a safe and stylish way.
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More Smart Home

Simple Kitchen Safety Tips Could Prevent a Disaster

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it can also be one of the most dangerous zones, especially with small children. Follow along with our Safe & Sound Home series as the style expert turns this kitchen into a safe cooking zone.
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5 Things You Can Do to Get a Safer Bathroom

As part of our Safe & Sound Home series, Emily Henderson traveled to one family's home for lessons in safety and style.
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Better Homes & Gardens Editors' Choice 2015 Innovation Products List

As smart technology for the home continues to flood onto the market, we have our eyes on products that make a home smarter, safer, and more efficient. Here's what made our list.