Must Have Gadgets for Your Apartment

When settling into your apartment, finding gadgets that optimize your living space is a must. While homes have the luxury of more space, apartment owners have to be more strategic when moving into their space. We are here to help maximize your available square footage. Below we have compiled a list of all the must have gadgets that will take your home’s technology to the next level.

Amazon Alexa

An Amazon Alexa device is the ideal assistant for your home. By syncing your Amazon account, grocery shopping becomes as simple as saying “Alexa, add bananas to my grocery list”. Perhaps you’re going to be hosting your first soiree in your new apartment, just ask Alexa for the perfect dinner party playlist and let her handle the rest. Alexa can also set timers, alarms and give you a Flash Briefing of today’s news from your favorite news outlets as you get ready for the day.


Compact Appliances

In an apartment, smaller appliances are needed to fit in the space available. By opting for compact features, more space within the apartment becomes available for socializing and living. Some examples of classic switches include:

  • Washer/Dryer Combo instead of both appliances
  • Mini Vacuum in lieu of a full body (Roomba)
  • Flat Screen TV in place of a thicker television
  • Toaster oven, so you don’t always have to use your conventional oven.


Smart Lights

By investing in smart light bulbs, like the Philips Hue Smart Lights,  you are evaluating the style of your apartment and saving money. Smart lights can be controlled through the Amazon Alexa or via an app on your phone and can change color and brightness levels – hello, mood lighting! The fully customizable settings allow for timers to automatically control when the lights in your apartment turn on or off. Heading out for the evening? Set the timer and be greeted by the warm light of your home when you return.


Toilet Light

While we are discussing light options, we HIGHLY suggest investing in a toilet light, and yes, we mean a toilet light. These handy motion sensor night lights are perfect for those middle of the night bathroom trips. The motion sensor activates the night light and illuminates the bowl in any color you want. Say goodbye to fumbling for a light switch!


Pull Down Shades

We are all familiar with the standard white blinds. Update your apartment and avoid breaking the bank by purchasing pull-down shades in place of the blinds. These trendy replacements are far more stylish and more effective at blocking the sun. A bonus for residents with pets – no pull strings for cats and dogs to chew! 

Whether you are a first time renter or apartment veteran, these must have gadgets will help elevate your lifestyle!

South Pointe Apartments and Homes is located in Foley, Alabama. Whether you’re looking for an apartment or rental home, we can help! Join our beautiful community today and see why our resident’s never want to leave. To schedule a tour, give us a call at (251) 971-3800.

What Our Residents Have To Say

My boyfriend and I applied for a South Pointe home in the Summer of 2020. Turns out, someone applied for the same house about 30 minutes ahead of us! Sarah and the office staff were very helpful, and processed our application and put it down on the next available house. Me and my boyfriend LOVE the house we live in. We have lived here since August, and have not had a single issue. The houses and neighborhood are both really quiet and kept so clean! I love not having to cut my own grass! They are also pet friendly (which is hard to find). They even plan fun and safe events for neighbors to come together (while practicing social distancing), and enjoy the neighborhood. I can’t wait for it to warm back up so we can enjoy the pool and other great things offered while living here. We plan to stay here for quite some time!

Brelyn James
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I promised my roommate if we made it through hurricane Sally and got everything back to normal, I’d 5-star this place. The constant updates when there was news, the free meals, and quick clean up . Really this would have been a nightmare without this team. I will never forget their kindness.

Tiger Waffle
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

Moved to Foley about 7 months ago and decided to lease a house at South Point Apartments & Homes. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our choice. The office staff and maintenance crew are excellent! The location is WONDERFUL! Far enough from the beach to escape that traffic yet just a 15 – 20 minute drive when the ocean ” calls “.After owning for most of our life it’s wonderful to not have any upkeep or yard maintenance as it’s all provided. The saltwater pool, nice clubhouse, dog park and wooded areas all provide nice amenities that are well cared for.

Kate Upchurch
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I have lived here at South Pointe apartments for almost 3 years. It is the best community and apartment complex I have ever lived in. Not only is it quiet, you are surrounded by trees and other beautiful landscapes. Maintenance is friendly, quick and I trust them to be in my place when I am not. The office is courteous and very helpful (they also love to spoil your pups with treats anytime they see them!) I’m very excited to renew my lease for the fourth time since moving to the area. You won’t find the charm and seclusion in any other complex in Foley.

Janelle Schocke
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I am beyond impressed with my experience living in the South Pointe Apartment Home community! The ladies in the office go above and beyond in making sure tenants are comfortable and satisfied with their homes. The genuine care and understanding of the staff is something I have never experienced while living in previous apartments. Not to mention the exceptionally well-kept property; from the luscious green grass and the beautiful trees that create the perfect amount of sunshine and shade. The community amenities are spectacular as well; the olympic size saltwater pool, the grassy green fenced in dog park, multiple sidewalks, the well-kept fitness center and even a community garden. To top it off, all the neighbors I have met have been extremely friendly and kind, which is just icing on the cake. South Pointe Apartments stand apart from other apartments in the area; from the beautiful landscape and calm serenity, to the superb amenities and the friendly, caring staff always willing to help. I recommend South Pointe Apartments to anyone looking for a place that they can truly call home.

South Pointe Resident, Google Review