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11 ways to save on turning your home smart

Mediafeed Logo By Alistair Charlton of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 13: Most people's idea of a smart home is adding a device that can control lights, plugs and door locks.What if you wanted to make your entire home smarter, though? We're talking about replacing every regular bulb with a smart alternative, swapping out the locks for smart ones, fitting motorized window blinds and even making the garden more intelligent.The short answer is that such an ambitious project is not cheap. Even if you live in a small apartment, the cost of smart lighting alone can run close to $1,000. Though making a home smart can be expensive, homeowners can still be smart about their spending on these systems.

Smart homes aren't cheap, but you can find ways to save

Most people's idea of a smart home is adding a device that can control lights, plugs and door locks.

What if you wanted to make your entire home smarter, though? We're talking about replacing every regular bulb with a smart alternative, swapping out the locks for smart ones, fitting motorized window blinds and even making the garden more intelligent.

The short answer is that such an ambitious project is not cheap. Even if you live in a small apartment, the cost of smart lighting alone can run close to $1,000. Though making a home smart can be expensive, homeowners can still be smart about their spending on these systems.

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