The smart home has arrived — the internet is gradually making its way into everything from appliances to thermostats, and you’ll soon be able to control most things in your house from your phone. But letting WiFi connected things into your house is a big step — they can watch you at all times and know a great deal about your most intimate life. So it’s worth getting one you trust and believe in.

The smart home has arrived — the internet is gradually making its way into everything from appliances to thermostats, and you’ll soon be able to control most things in your house from your phone. But letting WiFi connected things into your house is a big step — they can watch you at all times and know a great deal about your most intimate life. So it’s worth getting one you trust and believe in.

Contemporary Kitchen: TIP- Wire your drawers. Do you need your technology while you cook, perhaps to look up recipes or cooking hints, make cooking notes, play music or make diary entries? A powered drawer can keep your electronics off the counter and away from cooking mess and moisture and can charge them at the same time.

Contemporary Kitchen: TIP- Wire your drawers. Do you need your technology while you cook, perhaps to look up recipes or cooking hints, make cooking notes, play music or make diary entries? A powered drawer can keep your electronics off the counter and away from cooking mess and moisture and can charge them at the same time.

20 Greatest Home Tech Gadgets of 2015 - From the Home Decor Discovery Community at www.DecoandBloom.com

20 Greatest Home Tech Gadgets of 2015 - From the Home Decor Discovery Community at www.DecoandBloom.com

Best Night-Light in History - About once a year here at the office, we encounter“The Perfect Product.” This year the title winner has to be the SnapRays Guidelight. Even though it’s just a lowly night-light, it’s practically perfect in every way. Here’s why:Everyone needs it: If the sun goes down where you live, you need a few night-lights, right?Anyone can install it: It takes all of 60 seconds. Remove the single screw on the old cover plate, snap in the Guidelight and reinstall the screw…

Best Night-Light in History - About once a year here at the office, we encounter“The Perfect Product.” This year the title winner has to be the SnapRays Guidelight. Even though it’s just a lowly night-light, it’s practically perfect in every way. Here’s why:Everyone needs it: If the sun goes down where you live, you need a few night-lights, right?Anyone can install it: It takes all of 60 seconds. Remove the single screw on the old cover plate, snap in the Guidelight and reinstall the screw…

Pimped up shed: Jez Walter spent £15,000 turning his garden shed into a luxury retreat with a pool table, bar, home cinema and jukebox

Pimped up shed: Jez Walter spent £15,000 turning his garden shed into a luxury retreat with a pool table, bar, home cinema and jukebox

A reminder of past times, the Margot Hallway Bench offers your hall space or corner a piece of luxury.

A reminder of past times, the Margot Hallway Bench offers your hall space or corner a piece of luxury.

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