Good morning everyone!! Since I get asked so many questions on our home, including everything appliance related, I thought I would give you a little tour and a glimpse into our everyday life to show you how we use our smart home and WHY I love it so much!! It’s pretty crazy how far technology has come … I think back to our kitchen when I was growing up and the appliances and products we had don’t even compare to what’s available today. It’s kind of freaky hey?! But, a GOOD freaky … I keep waiting for the day when Rosie from The Jetsons will just magically appear on my doorstep and take over … I wouldn’t be mad about it!! LOL!! Anyone have a connection? LOL!
When we decided to renovate our new home we wanted to include as many items as we could that would help us in our day to day life, we wanted appliances that would save us space and make us more efficient! I mean, we’re not asking for much, right?! LOL!! Thankfully with the help of the awesome team at Best Buy Canada, they were able to help guide us through their huge selection and help get our house suited up with some pretty awesome smart home technology … and let’s just say, we’ve had a FEW visits from their Geek Squad Agents (basically a team of superheroes who come in and help with your technology issues … we’re still learning, ok?? LOL!). So far we’ve been loving the features of our smart home, such as voice assistants, smart lighting, home surveillance and even gardening abilities from our phones (hey, I have to make it fun somehow so Justin is excited to do it!). It’s pretty crazy to think that most of the devices in our home can be controlled from our phones, it helps our little family save some time so we can spend MORE of it together!
Ok, let’s dig into a few reasons why I love our smart home … but first, if you want to see a full list of the products we have in our home along with photos and additional info, click here! Oh, and don’t forget to watch the video below for a glimpse inside what a busy day in our household looks like!!
1. Keep An Eye on Leo
I’ve talked about our Nest Cams before and I’m fairly certain I’ve also told you just how much I love them but I’m here to tell you again! LOL! Not only are our nest cams our home security cameras but they also double as our baby monitor!! We have one set up in Leo’s room so we can keep an eye on him while he’s napping. One of the reasons why I love this so much in Leo’s room is for the fact that when I’m away travelling I can pull up the video on my phone and wish him a goodnight even from afar!
2. Save Space & Waste
If you watched the video above, you’ll notice that we don’t have a microwave in our house! Welp, that’s because it’s built into our Miele range!! I freakin LOVE this as I’m not a fan of bulky appliances and clutter so the fact that we have one less appliance to put somewhere makes me REALLY HAPPY! Our LG Steam Washer also has a mini washer (aka sidekick washer!) on the bottom so I can use this to wash delicates or Leo’s clothes which also helps to reduce the amount of water used if you only have a small wash to do!! Also, I can’t get enough of our built-in coffee machine, not only does this save me money by preventing me from grabbing coffee on the go, but it also helps with my 2018 goal to reduce the waste coming in and out of our home as we only use ceramic mugs and reusable to-go mugs for our morning java!!
3. No Compromise on Decor
Originally I didn’t want a TV in our living room as I didn’t like the way it would look above the mantle, let’s face it, TV’s aren’t the prettiest decor … but then we were introduced to the Samsung Frame TV and it was a game changer!! This TV actually allows you to set an image on the screen (complete with a border!) when the TV isn’t in use and it actually looks like a piece of art. Pure genius. Why didn’t I think of this?!
4. Everything is at Your Fingertips
My phone is pretty much an extension of my body, I always have it on me as I’m always checking emails and responding to messages throughout the day, so the fact that I can check in on Leo while he naps and turn up the music on our Sonos sound system on my phone makes me one happy (and productive) mama!!
5. Justin Has Fun With It
What guy doesn’t love technology?? The fact that Justin can get up, ask Google Home what the weather is like, turn on some music while he showers and set the sprinklers with the touch of a screen is enough to leave any man with a smirk across his face. Am I right?! LOL!
What smart home technology would you find the most helpful in your household?? Comment below!!
Thank you Best Buy Canada for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.