Freshen Up Your Smart Home with These Springtime Routines

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The first day of Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be more relieved. It’s time to shake off the winter chill, soak up some sun, and spend more time outside.

To help you ring in springtime and get your home ready for warmer weather ahead, we put together a few seasonal routine ideas for freshening up your smart home after a long winter. Ideas for entertaining and revamping your morning groove are ahead. (P.S. If you haven’t downloaded Yonomi yet, here’s a simple guide to getting started.)

 

Here are a few springtime Yonomi Routines to consider:

 
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Wake Up with the Sun

Gone are the bleak days where you wake up to go to work, only to see it’s still dark out. Ease into your morning motions with a gentle wake up routine triggered by sunrise that will make all mornings good.

  • Turn on the smart lights in your bedroom

  • Broadcast today’s weather on your Sonos

  • Start up your coffee maker

  • Warm up the house

What devices you’ll need: Philips Hue or LIFX Bulbs, Sonos Speaker, Nest or Honeywell Thermostat, and a WeMo Coffee Maker or Switch

 

Tips to setting up a Wake Up Routine:

  1. Try a warm yellow bulb color to simulate daylight and ease into the day.

  2. Explore accents for your weather announcement by selecting your Sonos in the Things tab and tapping “Options.”

  3. For the Sonos to trigger, you must be connected to your home wifi network.

 
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Dine al Fresco

Dinner and a glass of wine on the patio might be one of our favorite activities for perfect spring evenings. Here’s a routine to turn your outdoor space into a relaxing respite from the day.

  • Play “Indie Chill” playlist on Sonos

  • Turn on WeMo switch to engage outdoor heater

  • Turn on outdoor lights

What devices you’ll need: Philips Hue or Osram Lightify outdoor lights, WeMo switch, and Sonos Speaker

 

Tips to setting up a Dine al Fresco Routine: 

  1. Try using warm white lights to emulate the spring sun.

  2. Hang smart string lights around your deck or patio for an extra magical effect.

 
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Throw a Pool Party

Warmer days means taking any excuse to dip our toes in a swimming pool. Why not invite some friends over to enjoy the sunshine together?

  • Turn on living room TV to SportsCenter

  • Play “Party Time” playlist on Sonos outdoor speakers

  • Unlock door for guests to come and go

  • Turn on string lines using the Insteon outdoor module

What devices you’ll need: Logitech Harmony Hub, Insteon outdoor module, Sonos Speaker, and Schlage Smart Lock

 

Tips to setting up a Pool Party Routine: 

  1. Set your door to lock on a time condition so you won’t have to worry about letting guests in when the party begins.

  2. Invest in colorful string or strip lights to turn your backyard into a luminescent wonderland when the sun goes down.

 

There’s no time like the changing of the seasons to upgrade your smart home routines with Yonomi, customized exactly to your lifestyle, favorite activities, and preferences. You can set them to run automatically at a specific time of day, triggered by your location, or run manually only when you need it. It’s up to you! 

Have any springtime routines we could get inspired by? Let us know your own ideas in the comments.