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Congratulations on your recent nuptials! As you and your spouse settle into your new home, how can you make your living space as convenient, modern, and efficient as possible? Invest in some smart appliances.

Refrigerator

All a fridge does is hold your food, so why would it need to be smart? Before you judge, consider what a smart fridge is capable of doing. It can help you keep track of the food you have on hand and sync that information to your smartphone. For example, if you’re at the grocery store and you can’t remember how much milk you have left, all you need to do is take a look at your phone. The fridge can even help you keep Ack of which foods are close to spoiling.

Every smart fridge is different. Some make it easy for you to order food online, while others have an app that lets you leave little reminders for your family members. Visit your local appliance store to discover more about smart fridges.

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Security

Even if you’re in a fairly safe neighborhood, you want your house to stay as secure as possible. A good security system can help you achieve that. The system can let you remotely lock or unlock your doors or windows, receive alerts when someone comes to your door, and just keep an overall close watch on things. Some systems come with additional automation features. For example, you could turn the lights on and off or adjust your thermostat.

Thermostat

You might not mind getting off the couch to adjust the temperature, but there is so much more to a smart thermostat system than wireless access. You can program the thermostat to keep in line with your weekly routine, so you don’t have to remind yourself to turn the heat down when you leave for work, and the house can already be warmed up by the time you walk in the door in the evening. Some smart thermostats can even learn your habits, so you’ll have to adjust them less and less as time goes on.

Light Bulbs

You can control smart light bulbs via an app on your phone or other mobile device, but you can do more than simply turn them on or off. You can change the bulb’s color in order to help you relax, maximize productivity, or just impress your friends. You can even sync the bulb’s color changes, so they complement a movie or your favorite playlist. Cool, right? The best part is even though smart light bulbs are on the expensive side, they’re energy efficient and they last for years.

Other Gadgets

The possibilities for setting up a smart home are endless. You can get a machine that mixes the perfect cocktail, a plate that counts your calories for you, and a decanter that aerates your wine. Browse the internet or your local gadget store to find the perfect devices to make your home the coolest place on the block.

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