So one of the first orders up for my “nesting for baby” stage was making sure we are all set for November when baby deux will arrive. I wanted to make sure we were smarter this year when it came to heating the house and so I insisted on getting a smarter thermostat. Enter the prettiest, smartest thermostat of them all:
I’ve always been a sucker for good design (obvious!). And when something looks good and functions even better, I’m sold. I’ve been wanting a Nest for a long, long time. Thankfully Lowe’s gave me the perfect reason to get one.
It was super easy to install, the Mr had it up on the wall in less than 10mins. from what I recall. And then it was my turn to hook it up to our wifi network and get it up and running. That took less than 10mins. as well. Not too shabby for this functional piece of eye candy wouldn’t you say? The rectangular backplate was included, which was a good thing because the wall behind the old thermostat wasn’t too pretty. That’ll be an easy fix once we get around to painting the hallway. And I’m always a sucker for a good app.
I can’t wait until the cold weather comes so I can start playing around with this puppy! I mean, how awesome is it, that you can adjust the temperature of your whole home from your iPhone? Looove it.
Want more specifics on how to install a nest? Check out Sherry & John from Young House Love’s post here, lots of good installation pics and info. And fellow LCI member Matt from The DIY Village also decided to use the Nest in his home as well this month.
Next order of business? I want yet another piece of functional, eye-candy. This beaut from Dyson. That’s a whole lotta pretty in one compact package. It heats and cools and has its own thermostat built in, so key for a baby’s room. Because, sometimes, you just don’t need the whole house just as cozy as the nursery. It’s an investment though, but it will be worth it. At least that’s what I keep telling myself!
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