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Best Apps For Your Home

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Picking the right technology for your home can be challenging. Here are our favorite apps to help guide you in your quest for a smarter home.

Philips Hue 

Hue is a free app for iPhone and Android. Starting at $200, it lets you play with the tone, contrast and color of a lightbulb to create any mood you want. Having a party? Set the various Hue bulbs around your home to different colors or set a festive mood for Halloween or Christmas by adjusting colors accordingly. You control the Philips Hue bulb from your smartphone thanks to this app, which eliminates the need for a light switch altogether! 


WeMo is an app for your iPhone or Android that turns anything you can plug into the wall into a smart device. Did you forget to turn off the curling iron? Simply check your smartphone and turn it off on your way to work. You can even put your appliances or other devices on a schedule: Wake up to a fresh cup by connecting your coffeemaker to a WeMo switch and set it to begin brewing at 7 a.m. 


When you install a Nest smart thermostat & download the app, you get simple, straightforward control of your home’s temperature. If it begins snowing on your way home, just use your smartphone to turn up the temperature! Nest is not a full-fledged home automation system but it is incredibly popular because it is so easy to use. If you want to get some control over your home, but don’t want to take the full-on home automation plunge just yet, this is the product for you.

MyQ Garage & Access Control

With MyQ Garage & Access Control, you can easily open the garage door with the help of your smartphone. Not only can you open, close and check the status of the garage door, but you can do the same with other doors in the house as well. Set up schedules to close or open your garage doors and turn your lights on or off at certain times. The MyQ Garage & Access Control app and device is the perfect choice for the automation of the garage and commercial doors, as well as garage lights.

If you’re looking for a brand new, custom home, look no further than Judd Builders. We build many wonderful communities that fit the needs of today’s homebuyers. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact our sales team!