Design Meets Tech with the Best Buy Smart Home at the National Home Show + Giveaway! #BBYSmartHome
The Best Buy Smart Home.
Smart home technology is slowly playing a bigger role in making our homes more secure and functional. Designers are not only incorporating smart tech into their designs but they are using it to enhance their designs. No matter how big or small the project, smart technology can make your home work for you.
The custom-built Best Buy Smart Home at the National Home Show showcases how you can beautifully and functionally integrate smart home technology into your living space.
From smart lighting and thermostats to security cameras, video doorbells and connected appliances, you’ll get to see and experience the latest innovation from top brands like Nest, Philips Hue, Ring, Samsung, Bosch and more!
Last week, I had the chance to attend the National Home Show in Toronto on opening day and to check out the Best Buy Smart Home. I was excited to see the latest in technology because, in the last couple of years, I’ve been making my home smarter.
Best Buy has partnered with Christine Dovey, published stylist, decorator, and artist, to design their mock home at the show. I had the opportunity to walk through the Best Buy Smart home with her and she explained how she merged her love of design with the aesthetic and practicality of smart tech. She’s offered tips on how you can do it too!
Streamline the Design of Your Home.
One of the best ways to do this is to choose technology that works, creates an impact but, doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. Choosing pieces of tech that look like modern sculpture can enhance the design of a room by adding a notably modern and clean-lined feel to any room.
Tech to Choose:
Samsung 65″ KS9000 4K SUHD TV
This TV is gorgeous and as flat as you can imagine. It has Quantum Dot Nano Crystal technology produces images in lifelike colour, while the Supreme MotionvRate 240 creates smooth, seamless video. Dovey mentioned that usually she likes to tuck away big screens inside a cabinet but, this one is a showpiece that becomes a focal point in any room. Not only does it work amazingly, it adds to the design of your home.
RING Video Door Bell Pro
I fell in love with the system, I have something similar in my home but, this is one item that I am picking up and incorporating into my home. You’ll never have to worry about missing a package again or having to open the door to people you may not know.
When someone rings the doorbell, you’ll know who’s knocking. The Wi-Fi-enabled Pro features Full HD 1080p video so you can see who’s at your door with clarity and detail. Plus, with motion detection, it will keep you informed of any activity in front of your home.
Samsung Radiant 360 R7 Audio Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
The speaker not only has clear sound, it becomes a part of your decor. Dovey mentioned that pieces of tech like speakers are now coming to the forefront and we are placing them on their own tables right in the centre. This wireless speaker uses Ring Radiator audio technology to deliver sound evenly throughout your room so there are no dead spots. Not to mention, doesn’t it look fabulous too?
Invest in Appliances That Make Life Easier!
Now, this is where I was blown away at the National Home Show. The appliances Best Buy have on display are mind-blowing. Appliances are usually where I don’t have an issue making an investment since they will be used regularly. You can get the biggest bang for your buck by investing in high-tech appliances that work for you.
The Family Hub Fridge:
This fridge was my absolute favourite at the Home Show because not only does it provide entertainment with its touch screen capability, TV mirroring and radio, it takes a picture of the inside of your fridge every 8 seconds and you can access it remotely.
You can set expiration dates on your food items and you’ll always know what you have and don’t have. The fridge will generate your shopping list and you can order your groceries from the fridge too.
The Family Hub eliminates the need for a command centre as it becomes a digital command center that everyone can access. It has 1 dedicated fridge, a dedicated freezer and another that can be converted to either a fridge or freezer.
Dovey explained that one of the Best Buy Smart Home kitchens she designed was inspired by the kitchens of Europe where they have everything in one area. That means bringing the washer and dryer into the kitchen.
The Samsung 5.2 Washer and Dryer provides professional quality from the comfort of your home and having them where you can have immediate access is a plus. It also eliminates the need for a laundry room.
The Bosch 800 Series 24″ Built-In Coffee System
Have you ever wanted your very own barista who can make you your cup of java whenever you want it? The Bosch 800 series 24″ built-in coffee system can brew frothy cappuccinos, creamy lattes, bold espressos, and more at a touch of a button.
So, you can be laying in bed and you can control the coffee maker anywhere in your home through the Home Connect app. How cool is that? I’ll take a cappuccino, please!
Have Fun & Enjoy Technology!
Tech isn’t always about advancing and making our lives easier. It does do that but, people often forget that you can have a lot of fun with it too.
There are various toys that are not only fun but, educational for all ages. When you visit the Best Buy Smart Home, you’ll get to play around with so many fun toys. You can find BB-8 from Star Wars and Sphero coding toys too. There are so many fun toys and gadgets that you can choose from. I’ve listed a couple below.
I have heard the hype and now I know it is well-founded. It is such a cool toy. The more love you give it, the smarter it gets and it literally hatches out of an egg. What is left behind is a lifelike egg shell.
WowWee CHiP Robotic Dog
CHiP the robot pup is an intelligent and affectionate companion that responds to your behavior using advanced sensors and smart accessories. Thanks to the included smart band and smart ball, CHiP does things like follow you and play catch.
Nanoleaf Aurora Smart LED Light Panel!
Now this combines fun and decor and I cannot wait to add it to my kids’ rooms. The Nanoleaf LED light panels combine light, colour, and creativity to create the perfect ambiance.
It comes in a 9-pack and the panels can be applied to your wall in a design that you choose. Best of all, you can choose from millions of colours and create custom scenes to brighten up your living space in imaginative ways. All this, through an app!
This is another piece of tech that I am waiting for! It’s a digital canvas that has over 20,000 images of artwork and photography pre-loaded and that you can change by a wave of a hand. You can also get the information of each art piece right on the screen. The artwork is so realistic and looks like an actual canvas. If you don’t want to use the pre-loaded ones, you can download more or use your own images.
Head to the National Home Show in Toronto!
The show started on March 10 at the Enercare Centre – Exhibition Place in Toronto and is open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM until March 19.
Also, at the National Home Show, you can get discounts and great deals on select products like the Philips Hue, DJI drones, Nanoleaf, Ring, Sphero and Samsung appliances.
If you’re familiar with Best Buy, you know they have the Geek Squad and that they are exclusive to Best Buy. They’ll help you get the most out of your tech. Did you know that the Geek Squad helped to set up all the tech in the Best Buy Smart Home at the National Home Show? So cool! There are Geek Squad officers on-hand to chat with while you’re there too!
One thing is for sure, the Geek Squad is always there to help you with all your smart home needs – visit them in-store or get 24/7 Online Support and enjoy a list of exclusive benefits to keep your tech in tiptop shape.
Visit the National Home Show‘s website to get all the information about the show and to purchase your tickets.
Ready to WIN?
To celebrate the Best Buy Smart Home at the National Home Show and the love of tech, I am giving away a $50 Best Buy gift card. This giveaway starts on March 13 and ends on March 28. Open to Canada only!
After attending the National Home Show, I’m excited to continue to convert my home into a smart home. I have new ideas and inspiration and more knowledge on how to improve the smart tech already in my home. Plus, I have my eyes set on that Family Hub fridge, it will be mine!
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What part of the Best Buy Smart Home interests you most?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
I would love to own a hatchimal, they are so cute!
The coffee sysyrm would be the bomb.
I’d like to have the Ring at home.
I like the built in coffee system
The Bosch Coffee Barista is pretty crazy!
The coffee maker seems rather cool. I’m always excited for coffee!
I would love a Family Hub Samer Fridge at home. Everyone will always head in the kitchen at least once in their day great way to organize the family.
I meant Samsung smart fridge.
I would love the Aurora Smart LED Light Panel
I’d like to have a smart lock on my front door of my home. One that can keep records of the date & time when people go in and out of the house!
I NEED the Bosch 800 Series 24″ Built In Coffee System! It looks sleek and stylish and I always enjoy an amazing cup of coffee!
Love the video doorbell! Would love to add this to my home so I can not only see whose at my door but also see any activity that is going on close to the door!_
I would love to have the Ring Doorbell/Video Surveillance or the cool tech fridges.
I’d get the Ring Video Door Bell! My front door doesn’t actually have a peep hole, so it would be nice to know who’s at the door!
I can’t leave home without my smartphone!
The piece of tech that I would like in my home is the Samsung Radiant 360 R7 Audio Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.
I’d love the Ring Doorbell/video for my home.
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I would love to have the video doorbell, so cool!
I would love to have the RING door bell! So cool and would be so nice for security!
The Smart Doorbell is my favourite tech item.
I love the idea of knowing who is ringing your doorbell!!! Thanks!
I’d love the Bosch Coffee system!
I love the Meural idea. It looks like from the movie about the future, only it’s a reality now… 🙂
I would love Chip the Robotic Dog!!! I think my doggie would just love this!
The Ring doorbell w/video is great. My husband works nights, so I would feel safer.
I would love the Bosch coffee system.
I like the Meet Mural where the art changes all the time!
The coffee system
Samsung Washer & Dryer would be nice to have!
The Samsung Smart Fridge looks awesome. I would like that. Thanks
I am most interested in Meural. This sounds so awesome and would be perfect for my daughter the artist! Thanks for the chance!
That video doorbell would be perfect for us. I have missing deliveries when I am not home and for some odd reason our door does not have a viewing hole.
I’m interested in the RING Video Door Bell Pro system.
I’d like the Samsung 65″ KS9000 4K SUHD TV.
The Family Hub Fridge is definitely intriguing.
Kitchen ! I would love to have a kitchen like that,i can dream….
I’d love the Samsung TV, as our tv is super old!
I though the Ring Video Door bell pro was quite neat!
I like the door bell. I don’t even own one and miss a lot of calls.
the RING doorbell would be great to have
i need the cofee system omg awsome
Wow what a lot of awesome stuff especially the coffe maker
I love the ring video door bell pro!
I’d love the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Would be great to see who’s at the door.
I would love to have the video doorbell as I have a solid door and cannot see who is at the door until I open it.
I like the Ring video doorbell.
I would love to have the Samsung bluetooth speaker so that I can listen to music as I clean.
I would absolutely love the RING Video Door Bell Pro.
I love to have the Samsung 5.2 washer and dryer.
I love the hub fridge…it can make your shopping list for you, wow!
The coffee system!
The family Hub Fridge interests me the most.
Video doorbell is awesome! Would love an entire smart home.
ha GIVE me a robotic dog to keep the animals entertained!! I don’t even have a dishwasher (well unless you count me!!)
Is the hub fridge not the neatest thing ever !
I really want the hatchimal !
I have to say Hub Fridge it looks pretty cool one to me thanks
I have to say Hub Fridge it looks pretty cool one to me thanks great item for sure
The Family Hub Fridge looks and sounds amazing and I definitely would LOVE to have one.
I love the Meural idea. It looks like from the movie about the future, only it’s a reality now.
I found the Family Hub Fridge very interesting and I wouldn’t mind trying it in my house.
I really like the coffee system idea! how cool would that be.
The Aurora smart LED panel would be cool to have
I`d love to have the Samsung 5.2 washer and dryer in my home!!!
Meural looks super cool! I want to try that on my wall 🙂
I have been wanting a “smart” thermostat for my home. I would love to be able to keep tabs and control over the settings.
I am totally loving the Nanoleaf Aurora Smart LED light panel!
I am interested in the Samsung fridge
I would love to have the 65″ Samsun TV.
I love the hi-tech family hub fridge.
I would like the Audio Bluetooth speaker. It looks great.
I would love to have the Bosch coffee system. We love our coffee at this house.
I would love to have the Euro kitchen, with washer and dryer in the kitchen. Great time-saver and space saver.
I love the Bosch built in coffee system. Sounds awesome and I would gain back some counter space.
I’d love to have the video door bell pro!
I wan the Bosch built in coffee maker
I would really like one of the family hub fridges. They look incedible!
The tech I would like to have in my home is the smart fridge.
The Family Hub fridge is beyond amazing. The technology just blows my mind! Awesome!
I like the Ring. Very cool.
the family hub fridge
I like the Ring Video Door Bell Pro
I do like the coffee system very cool idea
The Ring doorbell system
I’d like the Ring video doorbell.
What interested me the most was the Hatchimal would really like to see one .
The coffee system for me.
I could really use a new computer.
I think the digital canvas is great i would like that
The best part of the Best Buy Smart Home is to be able to experience the technology first hand.
i like the bosch coffee maker
I would love to have the RING Video Door Bell Pro in my home.
That video doorbell would be so useful
I love the Meural idea. It looks like from the movie about the future, only it’s a reality now…
the family hub fridge looks amazing!!
The Family Hub Fridge looks wonderful.
I’d love a door bell with video to see who is at the door, especially when I am home alone.
the coffee system would be most useful for our family!
The video doorbell is interesting.
I like the Family Hub Fridge.
I like the Samsung SUHD TV. It is wonderful.
Bosch coffee system
Getting to see all the new products out there out of a package and in use really interests me about the show
that smart LED panel would be pretty sweet
/i’d love the video doorbell.
The Samsung wireless speakers would be great to have in our living room to listen to music!
Love to have that coffee system !
As cool as all the stuff is, I want a Hatchimal! They look like so much fun.
The RING Video Doorbell Pro would be an awesome security feature.
I love the Meural idea. It looks like from the movie about the future, only it’s a reality now
The Ring video doorbell looks useful.
I really like the built in coffee system.
I love that coffee system, so innovative.
Id love to have meural in my home that would be so cool
The Bosch coffee system
I would lOVE to have the Bosch 800 coffee system for my home! 😀
I like the smart fridge.
Ring video doorbell pro would be sweet to have for my home!
That Ring Video Doorbell is at the very top of my list.
I would be interested in the Hub Fridge
I can see the appeal of the Family Hub Fridge – so cool!
I love the Meural idea. It looks like from the movie about the future 🙂
I like the Audio bluetooth speaker. It is great.
It would be great to have the video doorbell.
I have to say this one interesting one Ring Video Door bell cool one
the Aurora Smart LED panel is cool
I like the Meural.
The Bosch coffee system for me.
I reallylike the sounds of the Ring video doorbell – VERY cool and a great safety feature
The RIng Video Doorbell.
The video door bell is pretty cool
Wow so many awesome things. I would love the Family Hub Fridge and the Bosch Built-In Coffee System also looks awesome.
I really like the coffee maker.
I love the Meural idea. It looks like from the movie about the future
I like the Bosch 800 series coffee maker.
The Hatchimal would be so fun for our niece!
The one that we’re most likely to get is the Ring Doorbell. It looks so cool!
I would love a Bluetooth speaker.
The Family Hub Fridge looks awesome.
Built-in coffee system
The coffee system
The built-in coffee system sounds amazing
I would love the ring video door bell at our home
I love the Meural idea.
I’m pretty certain my kids would have a blast with WowWee CHiP the Robotic Dog! He sounds cool!
Samsung 65″ Class KS9000 4K SUHD TV look like a fabulous TV to own love it
That Samsung washer/driver would be awesome!!
I like the pictures of the setups, particularly those of the video door bell.
I like the Robotic Dog.
The coffee system!
I think the show would be wonderful to see all these tech toys in use!
Nanoleaf Aurora Smart Lighting this look pretty cool one thanks
I’m interested in the RING Video Door Bell Pro.
Our house could really use that video door bell
Would love that video doorbell to feel safe before opening the door.
I like the idea of a robotic dog.
The Family Hub Fridge is so cool. It would make me so much more organized when it came to grocery shopping.
I love the Bosch built in coffee system.
The Bosch coffee system sounds good.
I would love to attend the show to see all of these great tech items being used! That would be the highlight of the show for me
I would love to have the Smart LED light panel
I’d like the Family Hub Fridge.
the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a must
Piece of tech i love is the built in coffee maker
The built in coffee maker.
I like the Ring doorbell. I love that I can see who is at my door without moving.
The Samsung TV would be fantastic to watch movies on!
I like that the design tech elements are stylish on their own.
That coffee maker is incredible.
I’d love to have the Ring Video door pro as well! I love that you can answer your door wherever but I especially love that it has security features like the night vision and automatic video recording to keep track of any suspicious activities, etc.
I love the Meural idea
I like the Bosch coffee system.
I have to say i really like the digital canvas!
I’m interested in the Family Hub Fridge.
I would love to have the Ring video pro for home
The coffee system would be great.
the built in coffee maker 🙂
I would choose the Smart doorbell.
No peep hole means our door could use that video doorbell.
I like the 5.2 Samsung washer and dryer.
I love the Meural idea!
A smart fridge would be so neat to have in the kitchen!
I like the Meural product.
The Smart doorbell
I’m with you on the fridge,i love it
I am interested in the hatchimals
Hatchanimals would be fun to have.
THat smart fridge is awesome… so many awesome things here!
that Ring Video Doorbell would be fantastic
The Bosch coffee system would make me soooooo happy!!!
I love the Meural idea 🙂
A built in coffee system that k looks stylish is an essential.
I would love to add a BT speaker to my home!!!
I like the Samsung 5.2 washer and dryer
Id love the Bosch coffee system for my home!
I would love to have that fridge in my home
I would love the Ring video door bell
the smart fridge/samsung
Love the Bosch coffee system. I don’t trust people who don’t drink coffee haha so maybe the video doorbell as well
Built-in coffee system would be awesome.
The coffee maker is the best!
Hello & Good Morning to the Bosh built-in coffee system which would be my new best friend!!
The coffee system – anything that could make mornings easier!
I’m most interested in the RING Video Door Bell Pro.
Bluetooth tech meets style in speakers.
A smart tech hub fridge would be cool
I’d love a Smart Fridge!
The Meural idea looks really nice. I’d love to have that.
The High Tech doorbell would be super useful!
I like the Nanoleaf LED light panel.
The smart fridge
That coffee would be great in my home
The Family Hub Fridge sounds interesting.
These products are so slick. The built in coffee system would save room on my counter
The Samsung 5.2 washer & dryer set as part of the kitchen is genius!
I love smart fridge so smart one to have
I like the Family Hub Fridge.
The video door bell would be interesting to have. Thank you.
the coffee maker would be amazing 🙂
The Ring video door bell so i can see who is at the door before i answer it!
A Hatchimal would be so fun for my niece!
The Samsung 4K TV looks cool.
Id like to have the Bosch 800 in my home! Very cool!
The Samsung fridge
We get a lot of annoying door to door people in our area so a smart doorbell is what I am most interested in.
I do love that fridge,it would look great in my kitchen
The Samsung 65″ 4K TV is spectacular & would be a very welcome addition to my home!
The Video Doorbell is so neat. Definitely something I would love to have
I am interested in learning more about the RING Video Door Bell Pro.I think it could be very useful.
This is great item to buy Samsung Radiant 360 R7 Audio Bluetooth love it thsnks
I like the innovative design of the Samsung Washer and Dryer.
The Meural idea looks really nice. I’d love to have that
Love the Video Doorbell
I would love the coffee system
The Ring looks cool.
Id love the Bosch system for my home!
Would love the coffee system
We are a household that LOVES great sound so the Samsung Radiant wireless speaker would be such an asset!
The Nano leaf LED light panel would be nice to have.
That Samsung Washer Dryer set would be fantastic!
The Bluetooth speaker looks so sleek.
The Meural idea looks really nice.
A new innovative washer and dryer sounds pretty cool
the built in coffee system would be super cool to have