There really is no place like home. These days more than ever, we find ourselves spending way more time behind closed doors and between the walls of comfort that make up our houses. The pandemic has led us to work from home, eat from home, and host small gatherings at home instead of going out.In this space of comfort, there are several items you could buy to elevate your home. Some of them are purely aesthetic and serve to add your personal touch. Others are essential such as appliances. And others are just very cool!In today’s blog, we’re outlining the 4 Useful Home products everyone should own. If you’re looking to spend some stimulus money on a new latest addition
1. Blackout Curtains
So you’ve moved into a new home that has plenty of natural sunlight due to large windows. This is a major selling point in many homes and for good reason – it makes the house look bigger, more breathable, and beautiful!
The downside? You risk being woken up by the sunlight as soon as it begins to rise over the horizon, most likely earlier than you would like. Luckily, there’s a solution just for you.
Blackout curtains are designed with you in mind. They represent style and functionality, created with a material that blocks out sunlight so that it feels as if you have closed the blinds. Not every home has blinds, and more and more homes are phasing blinds out of style in favorite of unubsctructed, open views from the windows. Blinds tend to break easily as well and are an added maintenance cost for a home.
These blackout curtains are made from thick fabric that can keep your home cooler while blocking out the sunlight, so that you can sleep well into the morning. They are available in all colors, including white! Find the perfect blackout curtain to match your home and notice the difference.
2. Smart Lightbulbs
Smart lightbulbs are technologically-advanced bulbs that can be controlled remotely by hooking them up to the WiFi. From there, you can control the lighting via a smart app or a virtual home assistant such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, or the Apple Homepod. This means that you can change the color of your lights, the brightness, dimness, hue, or turn them on and off with the touch of a finger or a simple voice command. You can even program your lights to turn on and off at certain times of the day or week. These are considered one of the best devices for your smart home.
Smart lightbulbs are one of those inventions that seem cool upon inspection, but prove to actually be very useful in practice. Once you buy one, you’ll want your whole home to be outfitted with smart lights! These lights oftentimes come programmed to create fun scenes such as rapid blinking, changing colors, etc.
3. Smart Thermostat
Do you ever find yourself lying in the comfort of your bed with the aching need to turn your A/C up or down? Perhaps you are watching a movie in the living room downstairs but your thermostat is located upstairs, making it extra effort to go and change the temperature in your home.
Enter smart thermostats such as the Nest, which connect to WiFi and can easily be controlled via an app. You can even control the temperature in your home while you’re away, whether that be at the store across the street or across the country. As long as you are connected to the Internet on your phone, you can change the temperature in your home. Smart thermostats are also more energy-efficient than your typical thermostat.
If you enjoy watching television or listening to music (or both!), a soundbar is for you. You can easily elevate your listening experience to make it sound world-class with this simple installation. Soundbars are high-quality speakers that can connect to your television or Bluetooth and play sound. They can be controlled with a remote, including your T.V. remote if you program it. Some soundbars come with subwoofers for that extra kick in acoustics. Turn your living room into a movie theature with surround sound via a soundbar.