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Smart Home Ideas: 9 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Home

Smart Home Ideas: 9 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Home

There’s no denying that smart technology has made life simpler, easier, and more convenient. However, not all of the “smart” gadgets on the market are really useful. 

We’ve done the work of sorting through the sea of smart home devices and ranked our favorites here. These smart devices really can improve your life. These gadgets have practical daily uses at home, the office, or anywhere else where you spend your time.

If you’re always on the lookout for new ways to improve your home, we’ve got nine great ideas to try. Keep an eye out for the SkyFloat device stand, which we’ve included in the ranks of our favorite smart home gadgets!

To learn more about the SkyFloat, make sure to visit our website.

1. Invest in a Robotic Vacuum 

Vacuuming the house takes time and energy that you could be spending on doing something you love. Why not assign that chore to a robot?

Robotic vacuums have been on the market for years, and they just keep getting smarter. There are varieties of smart vacuums for a wide array of surfaces, including hardwood, carpet, laminate, and a mix of each.

We recommend doing some research and comparing your options before choosing the right robotic vacuum for your home.

2. Install a Smart Lock 

One of the most inconvenient and frustrating situations you can find yourself in is ending up stuck without a house key. If you tend to be forgetful, you’ve probably ended up locked out of your own home at least a few times in your life. Fortunately, there’s a smart gadget that can keep you out of that predicament for good — a smartphone-activated lock.

Even if you misplace your keys, you’re likely to still have your phone on you. This means you can get into your house with the help of a smart lock. Recent tech innovations have made it possible to use your phone as a house key, leveling up your home security and making it easier to get in if you’ve lost your keys.

With a smart lock security system, you can even give houseguests access to your home without a physical key. Most smart locks come with a companion app you can use to assign temporary digital “keys” to whoever you want. You can set these keys to expire at the ideal time — when your guests leave. That’s just one of the perks of installing a smart lock.

Some other home protection ideas include a smart security camera and video doorbells. 

3. Set Up an Automatic Pet Feeder 

This handy gadget is perfect for busy pet owners who are liable to forget to feed their four-legged friends. Automatic pet feeders typically work with the help of a companion app. You can input settings that are perfect for your pet’s needs.

Once programmed, your automatic feeder can dispense food on a preset schedule. This home automation system ensures that your pet is only getting food when they’re supposed to have it, even if you aren’t home.

In addition to eliminating the task of feeding your pet manually, some automatic pet feeders are even equipped with a camera and smart speaker audio, which lets you remotely talk to and see your pet. 

4. Use Ceiling-Mounted Stands for Your Digital Devices

This is one of the best smart home devices. Whether you work from home, have an office, or do a little bit of both, the SkyFloat ceiling-mounted device stand is one gadget that you definitely need in your workspace. 

This stand uses a powerful magnet to keep your devices securely suspended in midair, giving you the perfect view of your screens and saving you valuable desk space. You can even get multiple mounts for your SkyFloat stand, allowing you to move to different spots in your home or office and set up your phone or tablet for work, entertainment, and more.

5. Save Money With an Energy Use Hub

A home full of smart gadgets can save you time and energy in the long run. However, all of those electronics can add to your electric bill if you’re not careful. With the help of an energy use monitor, you can track the energy usage of any wall-powered gadget in your home.

Simply plug the monitor into the wall, plug a gadget into the monitor, and use the monitor’s convenient display to see how much power you’re using. It can track everything from your smart fridge to your smart smoke detector to your washer and dryer to track their energy use.

6. Charge Your Digital Devices Without Cords 

Charging your phone on the daily is a must... but what if you could get your battery life back without using a wall plug? 

With a cordless mobile phone charger, you can keep your workspace clean and cable-free. All you have to do is set your phone on top of the charger, and it kicks into gear. Then, you’re good to go. 

If you decide to go the cordless route, we recommend setting up multiple chargers in your home and office. That way, your phone will never run out of juice again! Make sure to keep a cordless charger handy anywhere that you keep a SkyFloat tablet stand. 

7. Wake Up Easier With a Smart Alarm Clock 

It’s not a great idea to keep your phone by your bed at night. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying some entertainment with a bedroom ceiling-mounted SkyFloat stand, it’s best to turn off your digital devices before you go to bed and store them somewhere else.

That way, the blue light emanating from your screens won’t disrupt your circadian rhythm and make it hard to sleep.

However, keeping digital devices out of your bedroom at night can be tough when your phone is your alarm clock. The solution? Use a smart clock instead! 

Some smart alarm clocks come equipped with a wake-up light, which helps you gradually wake up instead of being shocked awake by a jarring alarm. We recommend giving one of these clocks a try. They’re designed to work with your natural sleep cycle, and they help you keep blue light from disrupting your rest.

8. Never Forget To Water the Lawn Again 

If you’ve got a habit of forgetting to turn the sprinklers on, a smart sprinkler is one of the best home automation ideas. This gadget keeps your lawn thriving by maintaining an irrigation schedule that works for your grass.

Connect your smart sprinkler to your home’s Wi-Fi network to give the device access to weather data. This will trigger the sprinkler to adjust its irrigation routine accordingly. It’s the perfect way to use just the right amount of water on your lawn each week.

9. Replace Your Standard Light Bulbs With Smart Ones

Using the wrong light bulbs can make your energy costs way higher than they need to be. To avoid paying more than you should for your monthly electricity needs, try installing smart bulbs in your home.

Smart light bulbs can be controlled remotely using your phone or another digital device. That means you never have to worry about leaving the lights on for weeks while you’re on vacation. Plus, some smart bulbs are specially designed to have adjustable parameters like brightness, hue, and more.

You can also control light switches with voice commands or motion-activated sensors. Smart outlets can also use less electricity than regular outlets.  

Want More Tips?

If you’re always looking for new ways to live a more productive life, make sure to check out the tips on our blog. There, you’ll find plenty of helpful articles with tips for smart-ifying your home, using SkyFloat gadgets to make life easier, and more!

 

Sources:

The Best Robot Vacuums for 2021 | Reviews by Wirecutter | New York Times

Best wireless chargers 2021: top picks for iPhone or Android | TechRadar

The 9 Best Smart Alarm Clocks 2021 | Popular Mechanics

Lighting Choices to Save You Money | Energy.gov

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