3 Smart Home Security Devices-all under $400

3 must have smart home devices for security and safety. All 3 under $400. Check them out on the video and links below:

Ring Video Doorbell: http://amzn.to/2tdABpB $149
Kwikset Smartlock: http://amzn.to/2sgaL7f $122
Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm: http://amzn.to/2rSK8om $119

Other items we have installed in our SmartHome:
Amazon Echo: http://amzn.to/2f6QJpy
Amazon Dot: http://amzn.to/2l0V7VM
Echo Remote: http://amzn.to/2fBr34U
Wink Hub: http://amzn.to/2fBrjAU
Lutron Dimmers: http://amzn.to/2f9Qckk
iHome Outlet: http://amzn.to/2eaAumZ
Nest Camera: http://amzn.to/2f6SKSx
GE Smart Lightbulbs: http://amzn.to/2fBRnfo
Amazon Prime Membership: http://amzn.to/2eCDSdO

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Southwest suburbs of Philadelphia you can contact me at Laurajlaws@gmail.com or call or text at 484-985-5222. Thanks for watching!


Coming Soon 100 Forelock Ct. in West Chester

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Coming soon. 100 Forelock Ct West Chester, PA 19382.  Smart Home technology throughout. Many upgrades. Most private town home in Brandywine at Thornbury.  3 bed/2.5 bath with loft. 2 car garage. Finished walkout basement. 2810 SF & 737 SF basement. $469,000 contact me at 484-985-5222 or laurajlaws@gmail.com


Smart Home: Turning on and off lights

Here’s a quick video showing how you can turn on and off your lights using Alexa (Amazon Echo), wink hub and lutron dimmers.

We have Echo or Alexa in our foyer & basement. We have an Echo Dot in our Master Bedroom. Here’s a quick video how we can control our overhead lights & lamps.

A wink hub talks to everything. We switched out our light switches to Lutron dimmers. Light bulbs are smart light bulbs. See links below to what we used from Amazon!

Amazon Echo: http://amzn.to/2f6QJpy

Echo Dot: http://amzn.to/2frB1VX

Echo Remote: http://amzn.to/2fBr34U
Wink Hub: http://amzn.to/2fBrjAU
Lutron Dimmers: http://amzn.to/2f9Qckk
iHome Outlet: http://amzn.to/2eaAumZ
Nest Camera: http://amzn.to/2f6SKSx
GE Smart Lightbulbs: http://amzn.to/2fBRnfo
Kwikset Deadbolt: http://amzn.to/2fFNyqj
Charging Station on our nightstand: http://amzn.to/2fgSj5t

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Southwest suburbs of Philadelphia you can contact me at Laurajlaws@gmail.com or call or text 484-985-5222. Thanks for watching!


Ring Video Doorbell added to our SmartHome

Check out the Ring Doorbell on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2md9KXY
Ring Chime: http://amzn.to/2l9lMkk
Ring Pro Doorbell: http://amzn.to/2mdjXE1

This is my new favorite addition to our SmartHome. Ring Video Doorbell that will alert you on your phone when someone rings your doorbell or if motion is detected. For $30/year or $3/mo there is cloud storage for all the videos. It’s the internet of things!  Click below to watch the video.

 

Other items we have installed in our SmartHome:
Amazon Echo: http://amzn.to/2f6QJpy
Amazon Dot: http://amzn.to/2l0V7VM
Echo Remote: http://amzn.to/2fBr34U
Wink Hub: http://amzn.to/2fBrjAU
Lutron Dimmers: http://amzn.to/2f9Qckk
iHome Outlet: http://amzn.to/2eaAumZ
Nest Camera: http://amzn.to/2f6SKSx
GE Smart Lightbulbs: http://amzn.to/2fBRnfo
Kwikset Deadbolt: http://amzn.to/2fFNyqj
Amazon Prime Membership: http://amzn.to/2eCDSdO



5 Home Improvement Ideas under $100

  1. Change brass door hardware.  If your home is more than 10 years chances are all the door hardware is the cheap brass builder’s grade door knob and hinges.  We changed ours out ourselves.  Here’s the oil rubbed bronze and the old brass.

    Here’s the kwikset door lever we used from Amazon for $29.09.  Click here.  Here are the hinges we used.  An 18 pack is $29.95.  Click here.  

  2. Dimmers.  Installing dimmers in your home so you can create mood lighting is great.  You can get dimmers for $10-$26.  Why not spend a little more and make it a smart home?  For $54.95 you can get a Lutron dimmer that works with Amazon Echo and you can control the lighting with voice activation or an app on your smart phone.  Check out the dimmers on Amazon.  Click here.  You can see how they work on my smart home tour video:  https://youtu.be/nqRaTLXCiz4?list=PLU6zR9MNszXo8YsmE7ho5lPblX88GP_X3
  3. Paint.  It’s the cheapest way to update your front door, any room, doors and trim and even kitchen cabinets.  I really like Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore paint but Lowes and Home Depot has more affordable paint.
  4. Caulk.  Every 2-5 years you need to caulk the trim in your home and around windows and trim on the outside.  Also caulking in your bathrooms.  You should monitor all these areas to make sure there is no air coming in and no cracks.  You can find these at Home Depot and Lowes and ask them for advice but of course Amazon has them.      
  5. Picture Ledge Floating Shelves.  This is a great option for artwork or family photos.  It gives you the freedom to change art or pictures easily and I personally think it looks nicer than a gallery of pictures on the wall.  I got the larger dark wood ledge at Pottery Barn.  You can see them by clicking here.  I got the 3′ long ledge and they are on sale right now for $61.99.
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    Rustic Wood Ledge

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    Photo Ledge

    These white photo ledges are not as deep but they are much cheaper.  I got these from Home Depot and they are $20.98.  Click here to see them.  There is a similar option on amazon for $22.05 and free shipping for Prime members.  Click here.

     

 

 


Black Friday/Cyber Monday Amazon Deals

Rumors are Amazon will be giving great discounts on some of my favorite products.  I use these 3 practically every day.  So keep an eye on Amazon starting on Thanksgiving through Monday December 2nd.  Right now on Monday Nov 21st the Kindle paperwhite is $20 off for $99.99.  Click the pictures for a link to the products.

Here are the rumor on the deals:

Amazon Dot:  $39.99 ($10 off):  

Kindle Paperwhite:  $99.99 ($20 off):  

Amazon Echo:  $139.99 ($40 off):  

These are great gift ideas for the holidays!  The paperwhite is my favorite kindle because you can read it outside in the sun.