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Minimize Your Technology for a More Relaxing Home

February 09, 2016
Get tips from HGTV Smart Home 2016 tech consultant Carley Knobloch on ways to hide technology throughout your home so it seamlessly blends with surrounding design.
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Photo: Eric Perry

Move Aside, Television

If you’re not willing to give up television (perish the thought!) finding ways to hide television can pull focus from the boob tube and create a cozier space for, say, a board game. Here, three televisions hide behind paintings when not in use. 

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Build It In

A kitchen counter full of appliances looks downright messy, but putting each one away day after day feels futile. Instead, try building your most used gadgets into the cabinetry for a polished look and cleaner counters.

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Photo: Larsen & Talbert Photography. From: Fixer Upper.

Act Naturally

Bringing in natural materials, like the rustic copper treatment for this range hood, helps to diffuse the harshness and blend into the surroundings. 

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Photo: IKEA/Christian Andersson

Smart Furniture

Beautiful furniture that has a brain does double duty. This lamp table is also a wireless charger for compatible phones— no cables required. 

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