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Stay Healthier at Home Through Sunlight and Motorized Window Treatments
Natural daylighting is healthy for you, and motorized window treatments can bring smart controls to make it even better. Image: Nice Group USA.

Stay Healthier at Home Through Sunlight and Motorized Window Treatments

Along with brightening our moods, sunbeams can lengthen our lives and certainly make them happier by improving your health. You can get even more out of sunlight by adding motorized window treatment (MWT) systems to your home while getting additional benefits. These systems enable room…

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6 Smart Gadgets to Automate the Summer
Make your summer go more smoothly with a smart irrigation controller. The Rachio 3 is one of the best choices out there. Image: Rachio.

6 Smart Gadgets to Automate the Summer

Summer is closing in fast, which means warm weather, plenty of time spent outdoors, and lots of fun. But the hotter temperatures and more time at home, especially for kids, tend to boost household costs. Thanks to modern technology—particularly smart devices—you can offset some of…

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Window Shades: 6 Solutions to Maximize Natural Lighting
Hunter Douglas Duette Lightlock cellular honeycomb shades. Image: Hunter Douglas.

Window Shades: 6 Solutions to Maximize Natural Lighting

Having plenty of natural light in your living space is not only healthy, but it’s also very beneficial for your overall well-being. What’s more, having adequate daylight streaming into your living space will reduce the need for artificial lighting—thus saving you money on energy costs…

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Smart and Healthy Features Abound in KB Home ProjeKt: Part 1
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Smart and Healthy Features Abound in KB Home ProjeKt: Part 1

First revealed at CES 2019 in January and carrying over into the 2019 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) in February, the KB Home ProjeKt near Las Vegas strives to deliver on connected home and design features to focus on the long-term health and wellness of…

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Lutron Adds Smart Fan Control to Caséta Wireless Switch Line
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Lutron Adds Smart Fan Control to Caséta Wireless Switch Line

Giving homeowners another choice for controlling air circulation in their dwellings, Lutron announced at CES 2019 they will launch the Caséta Wireless Fan Speed Control in March 2019, enabling flexible smart control for non-smart ceiling fans. The in-wall fan control joins the rest of the…

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Why You Should Use Smart Technology to Control Your Blinds
Bali AutoView Shades. Image: Digitized House Media.

Why You Should Use Smart Technology to Control Your Blinds

Getting enough natural sunlight in your living space is vital if you wish to feel good and stay healthy, and focusing on the blinds is the easiest way to do that. Controlling blinds through motorization might not be on the top of your list of…

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Infographic: Energy Efficient Home | The Basics
The infographic Energy Efficient Home: The Basics goes far behind the basics of building an energy efficient dwelling. Scroll into it below. Image: Blinds 2 Go.

Infographic: Energy Efficient Home | The Basics

In a comprehensive infographic on the green or high-performance home, the creative and editorial team behind the Energy Efficient Home: The Basics infographic below have most assuredly gone far beyond the basics. From our colleagues at the UK-based company Blinds 2 Go, the illustration covers…

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Italian Firm Nice S.p.A. Takes Majority Stake in Silicon Valley-based Abode Systems
Nice S.p.A. and abode systems will join their global home automation forces. Image: Nice Group USA.

Italian Firm Nice S.p.A. Takes Majority Stake in Silicon Valley-based Abode Systems

The international link-up of connected home products and services companies continued unabated in April, as Italian global home and building automation company Nice S.p.A. took a majority stake in Silicon Valley-based abode systems—a do-it-yourself smart home security start-up. According to the public transaction filing and Italian stock exchange…

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Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 2
Automating your window shades is easier than ever. These Graber Mezzanine layered shades have onboard Z-Wave motors and work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Image: Digitized House Media.

Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 2

As we wrote in Part 1 of this series, motorized shades and blinds are moving rapidly into the DIY connected home mainstream. You may no longer need to hire a CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) professional or engage with specialized window covering installers…

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Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 1
Graber Layered Shades with Virtual Cord Motorization. Image: Graber.

Automating Window Shades in the Connected Home Era: Part 1

Once a bastion of high-end home automation systems, motorized window shades are moving into the DIY connected home mainstream with product offerings from a number of major window covering manufacturers and big-box home improvement retailers. And if one chooses wisely, shade motorization can be integrated…

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