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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5 Ways You Can Put Alexa to Work in Your Kitchen

Cooking conundrums, begone! Here are just a few ways smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa can help you turn every meal into a winner, with no bumps along the way.
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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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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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The Better Homes & Gardens Innovation Home

Home innovation should solve real-life problems and make life better, focusing on the people, not simply the systems, inside. To demonstrate, we decided to build, furnish, and tech out our ideal house: the BHG Innovation Home. Check out these useful and accessible products and ideas.
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Smart Lighting Trends for Every Budget

The latest trends in home lighting are focused less on the aesthetics of light fixtures and more on how they function for entertaining and at-home ease. From smart light bulb installation to energy-saving LED bulbs, there are quick lighting fixes to upgrade your home lighting system on every budget.
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5 Simple Steps to Faster Wi-Fi

Suffering from buffering? It's time for a Wi-Fi checkup. Follow these quick fixes for faster wireless networking.