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Nowadays, it's remarkably easy to simplify our lives through our phones. It is safe to say that we enjoy the convenience and comfort of being able to handle our daily tasks with just a click. How cool would it be to apply this "clickability" concept to all areas of your house? Read on for some ideas to make your home run as efficiently as possible while you relax on your plush living room couch.

Lighting

Lighting in your home sets the mood and ambiance of the space. Being able to control this lighting with a remote can make it easier than ever to adjust to the changing environment outside. Check out Serena Shades for motorized window shades that allow you to control the amount of light filtering inside your home. These shades come in a variety of colors and can also be conveniently controlled through a mobile app.

Sound

Along with appropriate lighting, music can transform your environment, and being able to control it remotely can help you entertain your guests and family with ease. If you want beautiful sound for movies, tv and music, consider Sonos.com, a company that specializes in providing hi-fi sound across your entire house. Depending on what you are looking for, Sonos provides wireless capabilities throughout your house as well as easy accessibility and control through a simple app.

Entertainment

Create opportunities to enhance the features you already have in your house. Chances are, you already have a remote control for your TV and sound system. But you can take this concept to the next level by downloading the Roomie Remote app, designed to help consolidate a variety of appliances into one central location, right on your phone. You can connect iTunes, the lighting and shading, and your thermostat, among other possibilities, plus the app allows you the ability to make outdated devices compatible. With all its features, this app will help you up your remote game.

Fireplace

Picture a warm fire glowing a beautiful orange red. Now picture yourself chopping and hauling wood, storing it and spending hours tending to the all-but-extinguished flames. If you have a fireplace, you know that the joy of a having a fire sometimes doesn't match the effort involved in tending the flames.

However, what if you had a remote-controlled fire, ready to go at the press of a button? It's not only possible, but you can also keep your current fireplace intact and use remote gas logs that come in a variety of options. Hansen Wholesale offers choices from basic logs to adjustable flame to electronic ignition. Now you can enjoy a fire without having to make one.

The Pool

Your living space likely extends into your backyard, and a pool is a key backyard feature. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to instantly cover your pool during inclement weather that appears without warning? And wouldn't it be great to press a button to engage your pool cover instead of using a hand crank that requires your time and energy?

Check out In the Swim's powered solar cover reel that not only saves time but also provides you with an energy cost decrease of up to 85 percent. You can't go wrong when you choose convenience and savings.