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Are you looking for home improvement projects that will actually improve your lifestyle — and won’t take up your entire weekend to install?
Do you feel like you’re constantly having to buy replacement parts for your old appliances, and that you’re due for a serious upgrade?
If so, then it sounds like you’re ready to invest in some smart home gadgets and appliances.
In this post, we’re sharing eight of our favorite cool home gadgets that will save you time and money.
By the end of it, we’re sure that you’ll be more than ready to bring your home into the future.
1. Smart Alarm System
There are over 1 million home invasions in a single year.
However, whether you’re at home or on vacation, we know that you want to do everything possible to keep your valuables — and everyone in your home — safe.
This is why having a smart alarm system is one of the best home products that you can invest in.
First of all, many of these alarm systems are also equipped with front-door cameras that you can access from an app on your smartphone. This way, any time someone rings your doorbell, you can see exactly who has paid you a visit — without having to answer the door yourself.
Additionally, the majority of these home gadgets also allow you to set your alarm through your smartphone, from anywhere in the world.
Especially if you’re on the forgetful side, this can be a huge help.
2. Smart Light Bulbs
Did you know that the right lighting has been scientifically proven to have an impact on your mood?
While you’re likely aware that natural lighting is the best way to illuminate your home and increase your focus, sometimes, that’s not always an option.
However, new smart gadgets created to help you control and adjust the lighting in your home can help.
Not only are there apps and LED lightbulbs that can actually emulate natural lighting. Now, there are programs that let you change the brightness, the color, and even control the individual bulbs within your home.
This means that you can set the mood for a dinner party (or night with your special someone) or even adjust your light in the morning to help you wake up feeling rested.
Many of these lighting apps and programs will even help you to discover which spectrum of colors appeal to you the most, by asking you to select your favorites from a series of images.
3. Upgrade your Smoke Detector
Did you know that three out of every five deaths as a result of a home fire happen in homes where no smoke detector was installed in the first place?
The next item on our list of the best home gadgets isn’t just a cool way to help your home to feel more luxurious. It can actually help to save your life.
Investing in a smart smoke detector means that you’ll have a gadget that is able to be much more specific than a traditional model.
First of all, it can detect both slow-moving and fast fires. This means that it’s able to detect a fire earlier than ever before.
Depending on the model that you choose, it may even be able to tell you which room of your home the fire is located within in.
Many smart smoke detectors are also equipped with built-in carbon monoxide detectors. This gives you double the protection for your money.
Finally, these cool gadgets for home can also dial the fire department remotely, as well as send you alerts on your smartphone when the fire is first detected.
4. The Robot Vacuum
Do you feel like you spend way too much time keeping your home clean?
If so, then it sounds like you’re already in the market for a smart robot vacuum.
Especially if you have pets or young children in your home, having a smart vacuum can save you some serious time and eliminate potential allergens in your home faster than ever before.
Best of all?
These vacuums can thoroughly clean the corners of your home — areas that are often hard to reach when using a traditional vacuum. They can also work on a variety of different surfaces.
Finally, they are strong enough to suck up larger food scraps and tiny specks of dust and dirt.
5. Upgrade your Refrigerator
Every year, Americans waste more than 160 billion pounds of uneaten or spoiled food.
Not only is this a seriously guilt-inducing statistic. It’s also a huge waste of your money. While buying less and shopping smarter is certainly a great way to get started, these days there are smart gadgets and appliances that can help you to keep your food fresher for longer.
One of the most effective?
Investing in a smart refrigerator for your home.
Many people don’t realize just how often they end up storing their food at incorrect temperatures. A smart fridge can automatically adjust the temperature inside to create the optimal environment for the food you eat.
Additionally, it can send you an alert if you’ve accidentally gone off and left the refrigerator door open. This will help you to lower your energy bills.
It can even send you alerts about when your food is nearing its expiration date.
6. Updated Radiator Guards
Interested in home gadgets that can work just as well in your workplace as they can in your home?
If so, then you need to check out Contour radiator guards.
First of all, we love the fact that they come with a special anti-microbial coating. This coating actually prevents infections and bacteria from growing in the first place.
Its design has been engineered to make cleaning quick and easy, which means you’ll be able to seriously save on the maintenance costs.
If you’re interested, you can also pick up a cabinet or a pipe casing to go over the radiator guard itself.
7. Smart Heaters and Air Conditioners
Are you tired of constantly having to adjust the temperature in your home?
Frustrated by the fact that some rooms in your home feel much hotter or cooler than others?
If so, then you need to invest in a smart heating and air conditioning unit.
This allows you to control the temperature of each room from anywhere in your home, with the push of a button on your smartphone.
Many smart heating and air conditioning units actually allow you to set the temperature to your home when you’re not even there.
So, when you’re on the way home from work and can’t wait to get some relief from your AC?
All you need to do is access the app on your phone, and set the temperature you’d like to have waiting for you remotely. This way, by the time you get home, your home will be cool and ready!
8. A New Grill
Sometimes, you just want cool home gadgets that will have all of your neighbors talking — and coming over for a seriously awesome barbecue!
Believe it or not, one of the latest smart gadgets for your home is a barbecue smoker.
Thanks to this epic invention, you can now say goodbye to having to choose between grilling with charcoal or grilling with gas.
In many cases, the smart grills actually use electric cookers to get the job done.
This means that you’ll be able to control the temperature of your ribs from anywhere in your home. Tell the app what you’re cooking, how well done you’d like for it to be, and then just sit back and relax.
Once your food has finished grilling, you’ll get an alert on your phone.
It’s also incredibly easy to clean, and can run off the wood chips that you’ll put in its box for up to seven hours.
So go ahead and host that backyard barbecue — from anywhere in your home!
Which of These Home Gadgets will you Try?
We hope that this post has inspired you to give home gadgets a chance to impress you and improve the overall quality of your life.
Especially if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market at some point, having these appliances and tools will certainly give you a leg up.
Of course, investing in smart home technology isn’t the only way to upgrade your home or prepare it for a sale.
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