The 14 Smartest Features in HGTV Smart Home 2014

From clever design details to high-tech gadgets, see our favorite ways HGTV Smart Home 2014 is designed to make life easier. Plus, don’t miss the full tour on HGTV.com.

Kitchen Conveniences

The kitchen is fully stocked with clever storage solutions and high-tech features. We love this paper towel drawer (which holds three rolls, one on display and two tucked away) and the electrical outlets on each end of the island so you always have a place to plug in appliances. Take a Virtual Tour of the Kitchen >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Defined by navy hues, a custom-built island and clever storage, the high-tech kitchen offers space for both food prep and casual dining.

Whole-Home Control

The great room is flooded with natural light via oversized windows. But see those gorgeous ikat drapes? The home’s control system lets you close them at the touch of a button for privacy. Take a Virtual Tour of the Great Room >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved The great room boasts a traditional design approach with modern elements. Throughout the space, "we were trying to span a whole range of people to feel comfortable," explains interior designer Linda Woodrum.

Hidden Pet Food Bowls

We love our four-legged friends, but their food and water bowls aren’t exactly the most attractive decor. Found in the laundry room, these stainless steel bowls are concealed under the sink and slide out for mealtimes. Take a Virtual Tour of the Laundry Room >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Stainless steel food bowls are tucked away under the sink and slide out for mealtimes. A dog bed, outfitted in blue and white houndstooth, provides a cozy nook for furry family members to relax and take a nap.

Plant Monitor

HGTV Smart Home designers even threw in a feature for those of us who are horticulturally challenged. Found in the butler’s pantry, this clever plant monitor measures sunlight, soil moisture, temperature and fertilizer levels and sends notifications about the plant’s needs. Take a Virtual Tour of the Butler’s Pantry >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved A clever plant monitor measures sunlight, soil moisture, temperature and fertilizer levels, and sends notifications about the plant's needs.

Teched-Out Sanctuary

Smart features really take the master bedroom up a notch. The motorized roller shades on the windows can be scheduled to open and close automatically at certain times, or they can be controlled manually with a tablet or smartphone. The bed features a memory foam mattress base, which can be adjusted via remote control to accommodate various ergonomic rest positions. Take a Virtual Tour of the Master Bedroom >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved A cozy retreat defined by a color palette of chocolate brown and pale blue, the master bedroom showcases traditional style with a modern twist.

Wireless Security

Don’t you hate it when you’re all comfy in bed and you realize you forgot to arm the security system? Not an issue at HGTV Smart Home 2014: This wireless control for the security system sits conveniently on the nightstand in the master bedroom. Take a Virtual Tour of the Master Bedroom >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved A wireless control sits on the nightstand beside the bed, allowing the homeowner to arm the security system before falling asleep.

State-of-the-Art Spa

The master bath is loaded with luxe high-tech goodies: digital shower controls, a water-conserving rainshower head, and a remote-controlled toilet with seat-warming settings, a bidet and proximity sensors for raising and lowering the lid. There’s even a flat-screen TV in the shower so you don’t have to miss a moment of your favorite morning show while getting ready. Take a Virtual Tour of the Master Bathroom >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Sophisticated and serene, the master bathroom shines with chrome hardware, a latte color scheme and high-tech features.

Clever Closet Storage

Like the kitchen, the closet is an area where smart storage is a must. The master closet in HGTV Smart Home 2014 delivers, with hidden laundry baskets, a fold-out ironing board, a pull-out mirror and pull-down valet poles. Take a Virtual Tour of the Master Closet >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Clever laundry storage keeps dirty clothes out of sight yet readily accessible. Removable liners can easily transport clothes to the laundry room.

Portable Surveillance

HGTV Smart Home 2014 comes with two portable security cameras. This one is stationed in the kid’s den so parents can keep an eye on their children while attending to other tasks. Take a Virtual Tour of the Kid’s Den >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved One of the home's two portable security cameras monitors the den, allowing parents to keep a close eye on kids while attending other tasks in the home.

TV Alcove

HGTV Smart Home 2014 designer Linda Woodrum managed to sneak a flat-screen TV into the guest bedroom without wasting valuable floor space: The TV is mounted in a clever niche carved out of the wall. Take a Virtual Tour of the Guest Bedroom >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved To provide more space at the end of the bed, a clever alcove was carved out to house a dresser and flat-screen TV.

The Ultimate Theater Room

Linda Woodrum went all out for the basement media room, installing a large projector screen that retracts into the ceiling, nine ceiling speakers and two subwoofers, producing both dramatic picture and sound. Take a Virtual Tour of the Basement Rec Room >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved The basement rec room is a perfect escape to let loose, with a projector screen for movie nights, a stage to jam out, and a workout space to blow off steam.

Electronic Doggie Door

In the basement, an electronic pet door allows pets to come and go as they please. The door is activated by a sensor attached to the pet’s collar. Take a Virtual Tour of the Basement Rec Room >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved An electronic pet door allows pets to come and go as they please. The door is activated by a sensor attached to the pet's collar.

Smart Garage Doors

The home’s garage doors can be accessed remotely, so you can open and close them from anywhere. They also feature safety sensors that detect objects in the door’s path, automatically reversing the door before it hits anything coming or going. Take a Virtual Tour of the Garage >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved The garage door opener can be accessed remotely, making it easy to open and close the garage door from anywhere.

Security Cameras

Finally, the property is monitored by several security cameras so homeowners can rest easy. A live feed can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or computer. Take a Virtual Tour of the Front Yard >>

Photo by: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved The front door is monitored by one of the home's security cameras. Homeowners can access the live feed via smartphone, tablet or computer.

Impressed? So were we. Visit HGTV.com for the full tour of HGTV Smart Home 2014 to see even more cool features and stylish design details.

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