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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

For the past two years, the CNET Appliances team has been testing and reviewing smart home gadgets at our Louisville, Kentucky office and in our own homes. That's about to change, with the launch of the CNET Smart Home: a 5,800 square foot house on an acre lot where we can test products in a realistic and controlled environment. Click through to take a tour of the new place!

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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

From the front, the CNET Smart Home looks like any other house on the street. It's a two-story home with a roomy yard and an attached garage.

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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

There's plenty of space in that two-car garage -- moving forward, we'll be testing out connected car tech and smart garage door systems here.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

The back yard comes complete with a swimming pool, a sizable garden and plenty of shade.

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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Does it make sense to swap that grill out with a connected model? That's the sort of thing we're looking forward to testing out.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Here's the main entry and living room, just inside the front door.

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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Soon, we'll begin the process of filling this place with furniture, appliances, and, of course, smart home tech.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Here's the dining room -- that overhead lamp is just begging for some smart bulbs, don't you think?

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Towards the back of the house, you have this little nook just off of the kitchen, with access to the back yard and a doorway that leads down to the basement.

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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

And here's the kitchen -- lots and lots of space for connected cooking gear in here, and plenty of overhead lighting, too.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

The kitchen connects to this family room with a gas fireplace front and center.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

This double door leads out to the back.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

There's a laundry room downstairs, as well. Are smart washers and dryers worth the splurge? We'll find out.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Here's the landing area at the top of the stairs, with doors that lead into a kids' bedroom, a game room, a master bedroom, and a bathroom.

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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Here's the master bedroom, complete with vaulted ceiling. No bed yet, though.

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We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

There's another private bathroom connected to the master bedroom.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

As bathrooms go, it's definitely on the classy side -- we're curious to test out smart bathroom tech like Wi-Fi-enabled scales, interactive mirrors, and automated lighting.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Down in the basement, you'll find plenty of storage space and a couple of extra rooms. We've got plans to build a smart home dream theater down here -- stay tuned for more details on that project.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

There's also a bar area -- believe it or not, we've already tested a couple of smart booze gadgets for making homebrew and cocktails.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

Here's the view from the basement bar. It's a cozy spot for entertaining guests.

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of 21

We bought a house!

From the front

Two-car garage

The back yard

The patio

Stepping inside

Empty (for now)

Dining room

Breakfast nook

The kitchen

Family room

Out the back

Laundry room

Heading upstairs

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Shower or tub?

Down to the basement

Smart bar?

Great room

Back door

The property is a bit hilly, so there's another door down here in the basement leading out to the side of the house.

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