Best Apps for Your Home

We’ve all heard the saying, “there’s an app for that,” because today, there really is an app for everything. Technology has made communicating, traveling, working, and even living in your Elite Homes home in Louisville, easier than ever.  So check out our list of the best apps to help simplify and improve your life in your home.

SavingStar
This E-coupon app gives you kickbacks for the stuff you want and need on a usual basis. You simply pay the normal price for things like food and household supplies, and the savings from the coupons add up in the app.  Once you reach $5 in savings, you can choose to add it to your bank account, redeem as an Amazon gift card or donate to a charity.  What a great way to manage your spare change!

WeMo 
Imagine if everything you had to plug into the wall at home became a smart device… your microwave, curing iron, coffee maker. With WeMo, they can be.  You won’t have to worry about forgetting to turn anything off ever again now that you can switch it off from anywhere on your smart phone! Program certain appliances or equipment on a schedule, so your coffee could be ready and waiting for you when you wake up.

ZipList 
Love to cook?  Ziplist helps you digitize your shopping list with ingredients from recipes of your choosing.  With over 300,000 recipes stored from popular sites like Martha Stewart and Food.com, you can pull your favorites and send the ingredients directly to your shopping list, or email them to family and friends. Finally, grocery shopping made easy!

Houzz
Everything you could possibly need to know about design and improvement is all within the social network of Houzz. Browse an extensive collection of articles, photos and discussions from dedicated home design enthusiast and experts, while connecting with them for consultation on your own DIY projects. Whether you simply need some inspiration or are looking for a local professional, everything you need is right here!

Handy
Sometimes a DIY guide just isn’t going to cut it for the home improvement project at hand.  If you don’t have the time or skills to get the job done, Handy is here to help. This app allows you to browse specialized (background-checked) professionals. You can book and pay securely within the app for any home improvements from AC installation, leaky pipes, electric and more.

Alarm.com 
This app works with your choice of an Alarm.com-enabled system to give you full control over your home. In addition to normal remote-monitoring capabilities such as activating your home security from another location, the app’s integrated GPS system knows when you’re home, or out, in order to adjust temperature and lights. Push notifications can tell you when your kids arrive home, or when things are left on or open.

Apps have not only made it easy to find help and guidance for improvements inside the home, but have also made it possible to protect our homes from anywhere!  Whether you’re tackling a new home project or planning for an upcoming vacation, check out which of these best apps can help you!

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