If These Devices Could Talk (to Each Other)

You've installed a few smart devices, what's next?!  Having a couple of devices making life easier in your smart home can be a really good thing. Who wouldn’t want to talk to their TV instead of having to dig under the couch cushions to find the remote for the infinitieth time? 

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Save Money with a Smarter Home

Arguably one of the most attractive reasons to invest in smart hometechnology is the promise of saving money.  This is also one of the main reasons homeowners initially begin to explore their options for raising their home’s IQ. While smart home technology has many benefits, not all of them can be proven to save you money in the long run. 

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The CarMax Experience

I found myself unexpectedly car shopping last week.  While it wasn't a complete surprise but it always seems to sneak up on us.  This how it usually goes down.  The car that we've had for 5+ years is nearing the 150K mile mark.  Like clockwork, minor things start malfunctioning or totally stop working then the not-so-minor things.  

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My Cozy Reading Spot

We live in a very traditional colonial style home.  In Virginia, that means there's usually a room at the front of the house that no one uses.  Some people call it the "Christmas tree room" because its only use is for the Christmas tree in front of the window during the holidays so it's visible from the street.  We moved 2+ years ago and this room has always bothered me. 

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