17 Fun Christmas Decorating Ideas to Add Sparkle to Your Home

‘Tis the season to decorate your home in all the splendor of Christmas. I personally love decorating for the holidays… pulling out all of those bins of forgotten decorations… discovering new items I purchased throughout the year… and falling into deep nostalgia. Decorating for Christmas is almost as fun as the actual day of Christmas. … Continue reading “17 Fun Christmas Decorating Ideas to Add Sparkle to Your Home”

‘Tis the season to decorate your home in all the splendor of Christmas. I personally love decorating for the holidays… pulling out all of those bins of forgotten decorations… discovering new items I purchased throughout the year… and falling into deep nostalgia. Decorating for Christmas is almost as fun as the actual day of Christmas. It truly is a special time of the year and making your home special will bring warmth to your family and friend’s hearts… and create wonderful memories.

I love decorating for Christmas so much, it looks like Christmas blew up in my house… but in a good way! :-)

So… I’ve listed 17 ideas for decorating home your home for the holidays. I hope that you find at least one new idea for you… and maybe a few will inspire you with a whole list of original ideas!

1. Brighten your christmas tree

It’s easy to string lights on your Christmas tree… but take tree lights very seriously at my house. My husband wraps each individual branch and twig with lights. Yes, it’s a bit tedious… but the result is breathtaking. Hey, you’re going to be looking at that tree all month… take the extra time and really make your tree glow… literally.

2. Decorate your stair rail

This is a given, but it amazes me how few actually do it. Whenever you see beautifully decorated homes in magazines you see this grand staircase wrapped in garland and lights. It’s stunning. And you can have the same exact effect in your home. It’s easy! Wrap your banisters with garland. You can go cheap and use the standard green garland in a box… or you can go all out and get some more realistic garland. Whatever your budget can handle… do what’s best for you. Now, wrap the garland in white lights. It doesn’t matter what kind of garland you use… because once those lights are on… wow! But don’t stop there! Tie a pretty christmas ribbon bow at the bottom and top of the hand rails. And if you have enough ribbon, wind the ribbon loosely around the rail. Don’t wrap the ribbon exactly like you wrapped the garland… offset it a bit. Now, you’re really decorating!

And if you’re inspired… grab some shiny christmas ball ornaments and hang those on your garland all the way up the stairs. I bet you didn’t know your house could look so luxurious!

3. Add christmas bows

I add bows made of all kinds of christmas ribbon all over my house. On the stair rail, on my wreaths… on the ends of my draped garland. On door knobs. I attach them to my outdoor house lights. I add a big swag christmas bow just below my angel on my christmas tree. And for my second tree (yes, my second tree) I have a big 2-ribbon tree topper bow.

4. Hang wreaths in windows

It’s common to hang wreaths on your front door. But I love hanging wreaths on my windows. I’m not talking about just on the outside of your house. I also mean on the inside. I don’t hang wreaths in all my windows… my I select a room that needs a little extra Christmas spirit and hang one in each window. I also hang a wreath above the fire place. And another on my book shelves. And guess what… I add bows to all of them.

5. Greet visitors with some fun

All the formal decorating stuff is nice… but don’t forget to add some personality and fun to your rooms. Especially in your foyer. Find something that makes you smile and put it where people will see it as soon as they come into your house. I found this Christmas center piece that is made of holly leaves, berries and 3 stacked gingermen. It is adorable! It makes me smile and I put it on a table in my foyer. Now, I enjoy it when I come home… and others can enjoy it when the visit. It’s silly and I love it!

6. Create memories with small decorations

Growing up, I always remembered my Mother’s little Christmas knick-knacks. Like snow globes and funny little snow men. I really didn’t follow in tradition when I first had kids. But my Mother gifted me little silly items every year. And as the years have gone on, my children ask about some of these items when we decorate the house. I have a little igloo with snowmen that has a little light that acts like a fire. My daughter remembered this from last year and was so excited when she saw it out. It’s the little things… literally… that can be the most special.

7. Decorate your fireplace mantel

My fireplace mantel varies from year to year. I’ve draped garland and lights and hungs stockings. I’ve displayed a variety of different sized candles dressed in pine cones and garland. I’ve displayed framed photos of the family. Whatever you decide… just have fun with it. Experiment. Try varying heights of a few different items. Try simple… try cluttered. Find your style.

8. Add garland

Like wreaths, add garland everywhere! I wrap garland on the banisters… I frame the door ways. I drape garland with fruit over my french doors. I lay garland along the top back of my couches. I even wrap my columns in garland.

10. Add a little character to your front yard

I used to do the “nice” decorating in my front yard. White lights on the shrubs. Garland and white lights around my door. And it IS nice. But now, I try to add a little fun. Not too much… I still don’t want my yard looking like I’m having a yard sale! This year I lined my front walk in light up candy canes. So cute! I still have my white lights on everything else… but its the candy canes that make me smile. And my kids love them!

11. Place wrapped gifts

Wrap boxes in shiny paper… tie a ribbon on them… and place them around your house. What fun! I place wrapped gift boxes on my book shelves, a few in a blank corner… some under the tree… anywhere that you need to add a little Christmas cheer. What an easy way to decorate!

12. Candles

Ah, the soft flicker of candle light can really add to the mood of a cozy home. I love the look of candles in windows. Obviously, don’t use real candles for this. I also like to light a few candles around my home. The smell of cinnamon and holly is delicious.

13. Fill glass vases with cranberries and sparkle

Pull out those glass vases that just sit in your cupboard. Fill them with fake cranberries, clear glass stones, salt, pine cones, and/or christmas balls. Layer and be creative. And then leave these filled vases out. This a professional decorator trick. It’s quick and it looks amazing!

14. Bowl of ornaments

Take a large bowl and fill it with some of your extra christmas balls. Or, collect some unique ones that you personally love… and place those in your bowl. Place this bowl in the center of your coffee table or dining table.

15. Photos of Christmas memories

Pull out some of those precious memories of Christmases past and put them in some decorative frames. Shiny silver frames… red painted frames. Whatever you like. And place these around your house. You’ll find that you’ll start remembering stories and sharing these moments with your friends and family.

16. Christmas hand towels and bathroom mats

Don’t forget the bathrooms! Add a cute hand towel and a christmasy floor mat. I have a chimney tissue box that I place on the back of the hall bathroom toilet. Just add a little somethin’.

17. Set your dining table

You may not be expecting dinner guests, but it’s always nice to have a decorated and set table. Pull out your favorite holiday dishes. I have these fun white dishes that have reindeer, christmas trees and santas painted on them. I love them! Dress up your table with colorful place mats…. place random christmas balls over the table… place a dramatic center piece… and light some votive candles.

As I write this article, I can already think of a few more christmas decorating ideas. But I have to end this list at some point. Decorating your home for the holidays can create a lot of wonderful memories that you’ll relive each year you pull out those bins. So, get to it! And happy holidays!

Oh… and don’t forget to hang jingle bells on the doors… and mistletoe above the doorways… ok, ok, I’ll stop!

Choosing Your House Plan

Now that you have made that bold decision to build a home of your dream, it absolutely important to get the best home you can imagine. For you and all of us, building the home of our desire is one time affair in our life time. As a consequence, the right home plan is very crucial in your scheme of things. One can’t build a home until a blue print is clearly drawn initially in the mind of the owner; perhaps the idea of a great home is planted in the mind, just like a seed is sown in the soil. Once the seed is nurtured in your mind, you can start laying the foundation; visualize how the home looks and the exact needs of your family. Just try to nurture the idea of that dream home in your mind.

However, to jumpstart building your home, you need to be extra careful. Just remember that it is a one time affair. You can’t just go wrong- ever. It will be too costly. Finding the “right plan” may be too difficult and confusing. How ever, it is the ultimate key to the success of constructing a new home. You probably have a vague idea of the type of design you wanted to build. Plenty of options beckon you- thousands of designs to choose from, single story versus multistory, home style with great decoration ideas, traditional or modern type, an out door porch or an attached green house. These choices can be bewildering; putting all those ideas together and taking in to account all those tiny bits of details that go in to your home, can be very daunting and some times exasperating. How ever, a bit of smart and right thinking can lead to a series of wise decisions leading to construction of a model home.

One important way to help explain what you would like to see in your new home is to make a list of all those positives and negatives of the house you used to live before. You and your spouse know by now, what you liked about that house, so just make a list of all pluses and minuses. Just sort out the most liked ones and come to a proper conclusion. Add to this list, all those minute things that need to go in to your future home. Take your spouse and children in to confidence; after all you are going to live with them in your home. Once the list is ready, prioritize them in to different categories. Just to lead you, here is a small check list, which can lead you to take some decisions:

First and foremost, ask yourself whether you are married or single. Requirements and specs do change just on this one single point. If married, do you have children in your family or planning to have some in future? If yes, are you planning to construct separate room for each child or will they be sharing the room? How many bath rooms are necessary to cater to your daily needs? Will you and your spouse frequently work at the home? Do your in-laws stay with you in future? Do you require separate formal and informal spaces for different occasions? Do you wish to add workshop and garage facilities adjoining the house?

Once a comprehensive list is made, consider the major elements you would like to have in your new home; the style, number of floors, total area of livable spaces with outdoor living areas, total number of baths and bed rooms, the number of formal and informal gathering areas and the type of kitchen you need. Just ponder over about your children; perhaps right now your kids might be staying with you, so a two story house sounds like a good idea. But in future, if they are going off on their own, a big home might be too big to maintain!

With the spade work ready, there are dozens of factors that can immensely impact how your home suits your life style. First and foremost, always allocate your budget to your future home. Two of the main things that affect a home’s cost are its size and features; a large house with many features will invariably cost more. It is possible to have a comfortable home with many features, at an affordable cost too. Designers can make house feel larger than actually it is. It is not really the size of a house that really matters; what is more important is how comfortable the home feels. Perhaps a smaller house might work very well with lots of features.

Decide on the amount of out door space that go with the house; if you tend to spend a lot of time out side, you will need an out door space that includes patios, porches and decks. Conversely, choose an out side area that caters do your specific demands. The most important space in any home is that offers moments of privacy to you and your spouse; a home office, a small library or a media room will add a special touch to your home. Special space exclusively reserved for your kids might be a practical idea too; a common room with study plus play utility is a cherished dream for your kids. Thinking of entertaining your guests on a regular basis? May be a formal room with an inbuilt bar will add that social touch to your home. Do you prefer an ultra modern kitchen with all amenities? A kitchen that offers a cooking area with separate breakfast nook may be good idea for you. Smaller rooms tend to be cozier and comfortable for you than bigger open areas.

Consider all these factors you would like to incorporate in your home- they are easier and inexpensive to add now in to your blue print than to add them later. Now, you might also consider choosing a plan that suits the area in which you are planning to build. The design you always wanted to have simply might not be suitable for the area where you live now. Selecting proper roofing details based on the possibility of winter snow and extreme winds is always a critical area of concern. While a flat roof is just fine for a warm winter, it will be a bad idea for a snow falling region. Extreme winds can lash your roof in areas of mountainous country.

It pays to lean about foundation choices and options; some designs designed for specific types of foundations can always be modified later by qualified professionals. Finally, get familiar with some fundamentals on reading floor plans so it is very easy to understand your home. What we have in mind may not work completely on ground; the design and the idea of your house, which is in your mind, may not exactly look the same once it is physically constructed. Hundreds of questions and doubts crop up during the construction process. Always seek out a best qualified architect, resources and assistance to arrive at a cost effective solution. The correct and prudent decision taken now can have a life long effect on your satisfaction with your home.

Use an Outdoor Motion Sensor for a Smart House

A smart house idea is not new. Maybe it fascinates everyone… the only problem would be to have money to build or upgrade a home and last but not least to have the imagination to be able to equip your house. We present a series of articles on the topic, hoping we could help (and encourage) amateur engineers to perform various applications. We don’t intend to launch these electronic devices in the series, we want them to generate ideas for engineers, and why not, in the near future to represent a source of income for future entrepreneurs.

When you go into the yard after a day of work, the outdoor motion sensor detects your car, and lights the lamps located under the garage roof. Pedestrians will never know the outdoor motion sensor is not placed on your car. There is no need for a full workshop for this device. Also the speaker of the house will announce those present that you have arrived.

You will have no problem parking your car in the garage when it’s dark or when you are tired if you have the parking outdoor motion sensor. This device calculates the distance between your car and the wall and warns you when to stop. Now you only have to teach your children where to leave their bike…

When passing by the house you observe that one child has left the bicycle propped by the garage door. As you approach the bike with the thought of putting it in the garage, the reflector with X10 motion sensor detects and illuminates the way. The outdoor motion sensor stops lighting when it no longer detects movement (via X10 control), ensuring the security of your home.

No owner wants to think that his house could be broken, however we all need to protect ourselves from this to happen. Fortunately this problem was solved, not only with the outdoor motion sensor, security system and surveillance, but also the security system that replaces the light bulb. When the thief sees the bright light from the security light (which will help police to find the house), then he will leave immediately and, of course, never return.

Summer nights are not the same without a refreshing dip in the pool. But you do not want to ruin your good mood just by turning on all the lights in the house and the lights from the pool. The transmitter from the outdoor motion sensor will do all this in your place, as lights will automatically go on when the sun goes down.

When you’re not watching TV and you want to relax by doing a little strolling through the yard, you can enjoy the stereo system you have. These speakers without wires inside and outside the 900 MHz receive signals from a transmitter connected to the stereo system, ensuring that you get a great sound without worrying to stumble upon the cables from the speakers.

The outdoor motion sensor idea for a smart house is becoming more and more popular. Do you want a future house that is safe from all burglars and that helps you with your daily chores? Then you need a smart outdoor motion sensor. Now, the only thing remaining is to choose the right one. Be smart, chose the right outdoor motion sensor to make your house as smart as yourself!

17 Fun Christmas Decorating Ideas to Add Sparkle to Your Home

‘Tis the season to decorate your home in all the splendor of Christmas. I personally love decorating for the holidays… pulling out all of those bins of forgotten decorations… discovering new items I purchased throughout the year… and falling into deep nostalgia. Decorating for Christmas is almost as fun as the actual day of Christmas. It truly is a special time of the year and making your home special will bring warmth to your family and friend’s hearts… and create wonderful memories.

I love decorating for Christmas so much, it looks like Christmas blew up in my house… but in a good way! :-)

So… I’ve listed 17 ideas for decorating home your home for the holidays. I hope that you find at least one new idea for you… and maybe a few will inspire you with a whole list of original ideas!

1. Brighten your christmas tree

It’s easy to string lights on your Christmas tree… but take tree lights very seriously at my house. My husband wraps each individual branch and twig with lights. Yes, it’s a bit tedious… but the result is breathtaking. Hey, you’re going to be looking at that tree all month… take the extra time and really make your tree glow… literally.

2. Decorate your stair rail

This is a given, but it amazes me how few actually do it. Whenever you see beautifully decorated homes in magazines you see this grand staircase wrapped in garland and lights. It’s stunning. And you can have the same exact effect in your home. It’s easy! Wrap your banisters with garland. You can go cheap and use the standard green garland in a box… or you can go all out and get some more realistic garland. Whatever your budget can handle… do what’s best for you. Now, wrap the garland in white lights. It doesn’t matter what kind of garland you use… because once those lights are on… wow! But don’t stop there! Tie a pretty christmas ribbon bow at the bottom and top of the hand rails. And if you have enough ribbon, wind the ribbon loosely around the rail. Don’t wrap the ribbon exactly like you wrapped the garland… offset it a bit. Now, you’re really decorating!

And if you’re inspired… grab some shiny christmas ball ornaments and hang those on your garland all the way up the stairs. I bet you didn’t know your house could look so luxurious!

3. Add christmas bows

I add bows made of all kinds of christmas ribbon all over my house. On the stair rail, on my wreaths… on the ends of my draped garland. On door knobs. I attach them to my outdoor house lights. I add a big swag christmas bow just below my angel on my christmas tree. And for my second tree (yes, my second tree) I have a big 2-ribbon tree topper bow.

4. Hang wreaths in windows

It’s common to hang wreaths on your front door. But I love hanging wreaths on my windows. I’m not talking about just on the outside of your house. I also mean on the inside. I don’t hang wreaths in all my windows… my I select a room that needs a little extra Christmas spirit and hang one in each window. I also hang a wreath above the fire place. And another on my book shelves. And guess what… I add bows to all of them.

5. Greet visitors with some fun

All the formal decorating stuff is nice… but don’t forget to add some personality and fun to your rooms. Especially in your foyer. Find something that makes you smile and put it where people will see it as soon as they come into your house. I found this Christmas center piece that is made of holly leaves, berries and 3 stacked gingermen. It is adorable! It makes me smile and I put it on a table in my foyer. Now, I enjoy it when I come home… and others can enjoy it when the visit. It’s silly and I love it!

6. Create memories with small decorations

Growing up, I always remembered my Mother’s little Christmas knick-knacks. Like snow globes and funny little snow men. I really didn’t follow in tradition when I first had kids. But my Mother gifted me little silly items every year. And as the years have gone on, my children ask about some of these items when we decorate the house. I have a little igloo with snowmen that has a little light that acts like a fire. My daughter remembered this from last year and was so excited when she saw it out. It’s the little things… literally… that can be the most special.

7. Decorate your fireplace mantel

My fireplace mantel varies from year to year. I’ve draped garland and lights and hungs stockings. I’ve displayed a variety of different sized candles dressed in pine cones and garland. I’ve displayed framed photos of the family. Whatever you decide… just have fun with it. Experiment. Try varying heights of a few different items. Try simple… try cluttered. Find your style.

8. Add garland

Like wreaths, add garland everywhere! I wrap garland on the banisters… I frame the door ways. I drape garland with fruit over my french doors. I lay garland along the top back of my couches. I even wrap my columns in garland.

10. Add a little character to your front yard

I used to do the “nice” decorating in my front yard. White lights on the shrubs. Garland and white lights around my door. And it IS nice. But now, I try to add a little fun. Not too much… I still don’t want my yard looking like I’m having a yard sale! This year I lined my front walk in light up candy canes. So cute! I still have my white lights on everything else… but its the candy canes that make me smile. And my kids love them!

11. Place wrapped gifts

Wrap boxes in shiny paper… tie a ribbon on them… and place them around your house. What fun! I place wrapped gift boxes on my book shelves, a few in a blank corner… some under the tree… anywhere that you need to add a little Christmas cheer. What an easy way to decorate!

12. Candles

Ah, the soft flicker of candle light can really add to the mood of a cozy home. I love the look of candles in windows. Obviously, don’t use real candles for this. I also like to light a few candles around my home. The smell of cinnamon and holly is delicious.

13. Fill glass vases with cranberries and sparkle

Pull out those glass vases that just sit in your cupboard. Fill them with fake cranberries, clear glass stones, salt, pine cones, and/or christmas balls. Layer and be creative. And then leave these filled vases out. This a professional decorator trick. It’s quick and it looks amazing!

14. Bowl of ornaments

Take a large bowl and fill it with some of your extra christmas balls. Or, collect some unique ones that you personally love… and place those in your bowl. Place this bowl in the center of your coffee table or dining table.

15. Photos of Christmas memories

Pull out some of those precious memories of Christmases past and put them in some decorative frames. Shiny silver frames… red painted frames. Whatever you like. And place these around your house. You’ll find that you’ll start remembering stories and sharing these moments with your friends and family.

16. Christmas hand towels and bathroom mats

Don’t forget the bathrooms! Add a cute hand towel and a christmasy floor mat. I have a chimney tissue box that I place on the back of the hall bathroom toilet. Just add a little somethin’.

17. Set your dining table

You may not be expecting dinner guests, but it’s always nice to have a decorated and set table. Pull out your favorite holiday dishes. I have these fun white dishes that have reindeer, christmas trees and santas painted on them. I love them! Dress up your table with colorful place mats…. place random christmas balls over the table… place a dramatic center piece… and light some votive candles.

As I write this article, I can already think of a few more christmas decorating ideas. But I have to end this list at some point. Decorating your home for the holidays can create a lot of wonderful memories that you’ll relive each year you pull out those bins. So, get to it! And happy holidays!

Oh… and don’t forget to hang jingle bells on the doors… and mistletoe above the doorways… ok, ok, I’ll stop!

Choosing Your House Plan

Now that you have made that bold decision to build a home of your dream, it absolutely important to get the best home you can imagine. For you and all of us, building the home of our desire is one time affair in our life time. As a consequence, the right home plan is very crucial in your scheme of things. One can’t build a home until a blue print is clearly drawn initially in the mind of the owner; perhaps the idea of a great home is planted in the mind, just like a seed is sown in the soil. Once the seed is nurtured in your mind, you can start laying the foundation; visualize how the home looks and the exact needs of your family. Just try to nurture the idea of that dream home in your mind.

However, to jumpstart building your home, you need to be extra careful. Just remember that it is a one time affair. You can’t just go wrong- ever. It will be too costly. Finding the “right plan” may be too difficult and confusing. How ever, it is the ultimate key to the success of constructing a new home. You probably have a vague idea of the type of design you wanted to build. Plenty of options beckon you- thousands of designs to choose from, single story versus multistory, home style with great decoration ideas, traditional or modern type, an out door porch or an attached green house. These choices can be bewildering; putting all those ideas together and taking in to account all those tiny bits of details that go in to your home, can be very daunting and some times exasperating. How ever, a bit of smart and right thinking can lead to a series of wise decisions leading to construction of a model home.

One important way to help explain what you would like to see in your new home is to make a list of all those positives and negatives of the house you used to live before. You and your spouse know by now, what you liked about that house, so just make a list of all pluses and minuses. Just sort out the most liked ones and come to a proper conclusion. Add to this list, all those minute things that need to go in to your future home. Take your spouse and children in to confidence; after all you are going to live with them in your home. Once the list is ready, prioritize them in to different categories. Just to lead you, here is a small check list, which can lead you to take some decisions:

First and foremost, ask yourself whether you are married or single. Requirements and specs do change just on this one single point. If married, do you have children in your family or planning to have some in future? If yes, are you planning to construct separate room for each child or will they be sharing the room? How many bath rooms are necessary to cater to your daily needs? Will you and your spouse frequently work at the home? Do your in-laws stay with you in future? Do you require separate formal and informal spaces for different occasions? Do you wish to add workshop and garage facilities adjoining the house?

Once a comprehensive list is made, consider the major elements you would like to have in your new home; the style, number of floors, total area of livable spaces with outdoor living areas, total number of baths and bed rooms, the number of formal and informal gathering areas and the type of kitchen you need. Just ponder over about your children; perhaps right now your kids might be staying with you, so a two story house sounds like a good idea. But in future, if they are going off on their own, a big home might be too big to maintain!

With the spade work ready, there are dozens of factors that can immensely impact how your home suits your life style. First and foremost, always allocate your budget to your future home. Two of the main things that affect a home’s cost are its size and features; a large house with many features will invariably cost more. It is possible to have a comfortable home with many features, at an affordable cost too. Designers can make house feel larger than actually it is. It is not really the size of a house that really matters; what is more important is how comfortable the home feels. Perhaps a smaller house might work very well with lots of features.

Decide on the amount of out door space that go with the house; if you tend to spend a lot of time out side, you will need an out door space that includes patios, porches and decks. Conversely, choose an out side area that caters do your specific demands. The most important space in any home is that offers moments of privacy to you and your spouse; a home office, a small library or a media room will add a special touch to your home. Special space exclusively reserved for your kids might be a practical idea too; a common room with study plus play utility is a cherished dream for your kids. Thinking of entertaining your guests on a regular basis? May be a formal room with an inbuilt bar will add that social touch to your home. Do you prefer an ultra modern kitchen with all amenities? A kitchen that offers a cooking area with separate breakfast nook may be good idea for you. Smaller rooms tend to be cozier and comfortable for you than bigger open areas.

Consider all these factors you would like to incorporate in your home- they are easier and inexpensive to add now in to your blue print than to add them later. Now, you might also consider choosing a plan that suits the area in which you are planning to build. The design you always wanted to have simply might not be suitable for the area where you live now. Selecting proper roofing details based on the possibility of winter snow and extreme winds is always a critical area of concern. While a flat roof is just fine for a warm winter, it will be a bad idea for a snow falling region. Extreme winds can lash your roof in areas of mountainous country.

It pays to lean about foundation choices and options; some designs designed for specific types of foundations can always be modified later by qualified professionals. Finally, get familiar with some fundamentals on reading floor plans so it is very easy to understand your home. What we have in mind may not work completely on ground; the design and the idea of your house, which is in your mind, may not exactly look the same once it is physically constructed. Hundreds of questions and doubts crop up during the construction process. Always seek out a best qualified architect, resources and assistance to arrive at a cost effective solution. The correct and prudent decision taken now can have a life long effect on your satisfaction with your home.

Use an Outdoor Motion Sensor for a Smart House

A smart house idea is not new. Maybe it fascinates everyone… the only problem would be to have money to build or upgrade a home and last but not least to have the imagination to be able to equip your house. We present a series of articles on the topic, hoping we could help (and encourage) amateur engineers to perform various applications. We don’t intend to launch these electronic devices in the series, we want them to generate ideas for engineers, and why not, in the near future to represent a source of income for future entrepreneurs.

When you go into the yard after a day of work, the outdoor motion sensor detects your car, and lights the lamps located under the garage roof. Pedestrians will never know the outdoor motion sensor is not placed on your car. There is no need for a full workshop for this device. Also the speaker of the house will announce those present that you have arrived.

You will have no problem parking your car in the garage when it’s dark or when you are tired if you have the parking outdoor motion sensor. This device calculates the distance between your car and the wall and warns you when to stop. Now you only have to teach your children where to leave their bike…

When passing by the house you observe that one child has left the bicycle propped by the garage door. As you approach the bike with the thought of putting it in the garage, the reflector with X10 motion sensor detects and illuminates the way. The outdoor motion sensor stops lighting when it no longer detects movement (via X10 control), ensuring the security of your home.

No owner wants to think that his house could be broken, however we all need to protect ourselves from this to happen. Fortunately this problem was solved, not only with the outdoor motion sensor, security system and surveillance, but also the security system that replaces the light bulb. When the thief sees the bright light from the security light (which will help police to find the house), then he will leave immediately and, of course, never return.

Summer nights are not the same without a refreshing dip in the pool. But you do not want to ruin your good mood just by turning on all the lights in the house and the lights from the pool. The transmitter from the outdoor motion sensor will do all this in your place, as lights will automatically go on when the sun goes down.

When you’re not watching TV and you want to relax by doing a little strolling through the yard, you can enjoy the stereo system you have. These speakers without wires inside and outside the 900 MHz receive signals from a transmitter connected to the stereo system, ensuring that you get a great sound without worrying to stumble upon the cables from the speakers.

The outdoor motion sensor idea for a smart house is becoming more and more popular. Do you want a future house that is safe from all burglars and that helps you with your daily chores? Then you need a smart outdoor motion sensor. Now, the only thing remaining is to choose the right one. Be smart, chose the right outdoor motion sensor to make your house as smart as yourself!