Houseplants have been having a moment for a while, but edible gardens are coming indoors, too.
More than a third of Millennials are growing herbs indoors, and a gardening industry report predicts the number of people growing plants inside is going to increase about 25% by 2021. It’s an especially good idea for homes that have little or no yard space.
We’re not talking pots of basil on the windowsill but permanent setups — like a built-in planter that also works as a room divider (mid-century, retro-cool factor included).
Or you can turn a whole wall into a hydroponic, vertical garden with PVC panels. Install a few smart grow lights, and you’re good to go.
#6 Smart Blinds
Throw some shade on high cooling and heating costs with WiFi-enabled blinds you can control with your smartphone or voice. They’ll even work with Alexa and Siri.
Program them to open or close at certain times of day, or when the room hits a specific temperature. Or if you’re reading and you want to open the blinds to let in more light, you don’t have to get out of your chair. “Alexa, open the blinds.” Done.
You can also pre-schedule your smart blinds to make your home more secure.
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By Leanne Potts, HouseLogic https://www.houselogic.com/remodel/remodeling-tips-advice/smart-home-products-video-doorbell-smart-mirror/
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