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The Smart Home Devices Interior Designers Need to Know About

The Smart Devices Interior Designers Need to Know About


Interior designers are responsible for creating a functional, practical, and beautiful spaces for clients. As technology advances, client expectations heighten as well. To remain relevant, it serves an interior designer well to know how technology can complement their designs. In order to source smart devices for clients, it’s important for interior designers to know what the best technology in the market in order to seamlessly blend it in with the design; thus transforming a space into a ‘smart’ space.


Here are some of the number 1 devices available in the market right now, rated by CNET, to incorporate into your next design project.


Written by Sarah Rebarber 




Best Smart Speaker

Amazon Echo




Best Indoor Security Camera

Amazon Cloud Cam




Best Color-Changing Smart Bulbs

Lifx Mini Wi-Fi Smart Bulb




Best White LED Smart Bulbs

Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit




Best Smart Thermostat





Best Smart Lock

August Smart Lock, HomeKit-enabled




Best Smart Doorbell

Nest Hello




Best Outdoor Security Camera

Netgear Arlo Pro




Best Smart Plug

Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug




Best In-Wall Switches

Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Lighting




Best Smart Flood Sensor

D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor




Best Robot Vacuum

Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum




Best Smart Home Shades

Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Shades





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