Smart Tools for Your Next DIY Project Around the House

If working from home has motivated you to redecorate or remodel, you may be thinking about doing it yourself. About three out of five homeowners have tackled a home improvement project since March 2020, according to a NerdWallet survey. Adding a kitchen island or building a home office is

How Your Smart Home Devices Can Help You Go Green

The smart devices that automatically control your home's temperature, lighting, sprinklers and more are also a very smart way to conserve energy and create an eco-friendly home.The gas and electricity our homes use each day produce greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the environment, contributing to climate change.

Alexa-Compatible Devices for Your Smart Kitchen

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can do a lot to help out in the kitchen. Some of the best features baked in are:Set multiple timers, so you know when to check the oven or take your pasta off the heat.Find out how many grams of flour are in a cup,

Creating a Smart Bedroom for Kids

Smart home technology can do a lot to make parenting easier. Smart baby monitors can tell you when your infant is moving around, smart speakers can play soothing music while they drift off and smart lights can enforce a bedtime routine (or scare away monsters under the bed).Your child may be

Choosing the Right DIY Security System for When You Go Back to Work

If you’ve spent the last year working from home, you might be concerned about going back to the office and leaving everything unattended and vulnerable to theft—especially any new home office equipment or nifty smart devices you’ve bought during the pandemic. With the right DIY security system, though, you

The Best Smart Home Devices for Renters

If you’re one of the millions of Americans renting a home, you can still be part of the smart home conversation. There are tons of devices that are affordable, easy to install and portable enough to take with you no matter where you call home next. Here are the best

6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smart Hub Could Do

A lot of people know how to use their smart home hub as speakers to play their favorite tunes or as a timer while they’re cooking, but get stuck on going further. Get ready for more, because smart home technology packs a whole lot of power into a small

Creating a Smart Living Room

If you’re making a smart home, the living room is one of the easiest to turn into a smart room (perhaps only beaten by a smart kitchen). And, as you probably spend a lot of your free time there, you’ll get a good return from your smart device investments.

Smart Tech for Your Clever Cat

You’ve programmed your lights, you can turn on the TV with your voice and a robot cuts the lawn for you. With all these smart home devices, why are you still changing your cat’s litter box by hand? Having a smart home means you can automate a lot of