How to avoid the biggest HomeKit problems when setting up your smart home

As your smart home grows more complex, the points where you can run into trouble multiply. Here are some of the most common HomeKit and home automation problems you’ll run into, and how to avoid them.

Smart home products often don’t come with a warning label or troubleshooting guide, but it is essential to understand what problems could occur and how to solve them when they do. Troubleshooting a problem with a network-connected device may not be as easy as the initial setup, so it is essential to have as much information available as possible when something stops working.

What to do if a HomeKit device is not responding

This is one of the most common failures in a smart home. When operating multiple devices in a home or apartment the Home app shows the status of every device on the screen. When a connection becomes weak or lost

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Setting – The Home Depot Flooring A-Z


What’s under your feet (or however you get around) is as important as anything when it comes to home. That’s why this fall, we collaborated with The Home Depot on an A to Z guide that’ll give you the confidence to make flooring choices you’ll love. Check out the A to Z handbook here.

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Even though you don’t see it after installation, the quality of any tiling project rests on mortar, the thick cement and sand adhesive that secures tiles to a home’s subfloor, or substrate. Selecting the right mortar is paramount, especially if you’re planning to DIY a tile floor. You might not want a version that dries so fast you can’t get tiles secured in the right place, but you also don’t want a process that drags on so long that you’re quite literally watching the floor dry.

Fortunately, there’s a type of mortar out there for every

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