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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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5 Elements of a Truly Healthy Home Exterior
You can take steps to make the exterior of your home healthier for you and the environment. Image: Digitized House.

5 Elements of a Truly Healthy Home Exterior

While there’s usually a lot of talk regarding the interiors of our homes, not much is being said about their exteriors. However, in as much as a beautiful interior is something all of us strive to achieve, the exterior of our homes is equally important. …

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Infographic: Smart Ideas to Save Money, Help the Environment on Earth Day
Nest Thermostat E smart thermostat. Image: Nest.

Infographic: Smart Ideas to Save Money, Help the Environment on Earth Day

From our colleagues at CopyPress, here's a timely infographic for Earth Day 2019, where you can learn about some great tips for saving money and helping to save the environment. These include recommendations for switching to LED light bulbs and smart thermostats, tips on water…

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How a Smart Home Can Help You Go Green
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How a Smart Home Can Help You Go Green

When talking about smart homes, the main focus is usually the functionality and convenience factor. However, investing in smart home automation technologies can also help you save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. There are myriad ways in which a smart home can help you…

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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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How to Go Truly Sustainable in Your Interior Design Efforts
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How to Go Truly Sustainable in Your Interior Design Efforts

The modern homeowner doesn’t put up with wastefulness in their household. No, nowadays the residential realm is all about sustainability and aiding the preservation of the environment—not just for the sake of Mother Earth, but for the sake of their family budget as well.  Through…

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8 Smart Product Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Home
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8 Smart Product Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Home

Becoming eco-friendly has become a priority for many homeowners who are considering upgrading or retrofitting their dwelling. It is understandable, as everyone is more conscious about their impact on the environment. And the truth is that many eco-friendly decisions also end up saving you money…

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Beautiful and Sustainable: Modern Duplex Homes Deliver
Waldo Duplex in Kansas. Image: Mike Sinclair.

Beautiful and Sustainable: Modern Duplex Homes Deliver

If you are looking for a great housing deal, maybe you should consider building a home with a duplex floor plan. Besides helping you pay your mortgage, should you rent out one side, these homes offer many perks and benefits. On the other hand, if…

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4 Alternative Decking Materials for Your Outdoor Space
Polymer decking from Azek is among a new wave of highly durable decking materials. Image: Digitized House Media.

4 Alternative Decking Materials for Your Outdoor Space

As technology marches forward, the materials we use for constructing our homes continually evolves. In many cases, building products manufacturers are developing hybrid, synthetic, and metallic materials designed to supplant conventional wood, which can bring higher durability, contribute to sustainability, or add architectural interest. That's…

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Are Smart Homes Normalizing Energy-Efficient Living?
A multitude of energy- and resource-efficient smart-home technologies are becoming mainstream in today's homes, thereby normalizing energy-efficient living. Image: Brian Babb on Unsplash.

Are Smart Homes Normalizing Energy-Efficient Living?

Smart and sustainable homes can offer excellent energy efficiency, curbing energy and resource waste on a global scale. A variety of technologies and applications promote efficiency in smart homes, with light bulbs, thermostats, window coverings, sprinkler controllers, solar photovoltaic systems, and much more. Although the…

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Infographic: Passive Housing | A Smarter Way of Living 

Passive housing is fast becoming one of the most sought-after types of accommodation as homeowners realize the energy-saving (and indeed bill-reducing) and sustainability potential of this fascinating concept. In a passive house, a steady, comfortable temperature is maintained in every room, so you won’t go…

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6 Best Smart Irrigation Controllers to Keep Your Lawn Happy
Skydrop Arc Controller. Image: Skydrop.

6 Best Smart Irrigation Controllers to Keep Your Lawn Happy

As the temperatures creep up during the long days of summer, lawns grow thirsty. Even though you might have the best intentions to keep your lawn properly watered and looking lush and green, busy work schedules and family activities can derail you from those plans.…

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Smappee transforms boring appliances into smart devices
Ever wonder how much energy your abode is using right now? Monitors like Smappee can tell you in a flash.

Smappee transforms boring appliances into smart devices

Everybody wastes at least a little bit of electrical energy in their home, but how can you eliminate that waste if you don’t know where it’s coming from? Well, with Smappee, you can. The company offers a range of whole-home energy monitors, smart plugs, and…

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Smarter dehumidifiers for a healthier home
A dehumidifier, such as the portable hOmeLabs unit shown here, can go a long way toward making your home a healthier place. Image: hOmeLabs.

Smarter dehumidifiers for a healthier home

Outside the temperatures are soaring, and its possible the humidity level in your home may be increasing as well. There are many issues that can manifest themselves due to high humidity in the home, so figuring out how to control it protects your valuable investment.…

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