How to Make your Apartment a Smart Home

Smart homes and smart appliances are all the rage. They make life easier and a little more fun, but when you’re renting you’re limited on what you can change about your apartment. Here are a few renter-friendly ways to make your apartment home a smart home!

Smart Plugs 

While you can’t swap out the sockets in your apartment, you can add smart plugs. These easy-to-use plugs plug straight into the existing socket and you plug your items into them. You can buy single plugs, double plugs and even smart power strips. 

In the bedroom, plug-in items like lamps and televisions for easy on and off from your phone or smart home device. In your living spaces you can plug-in lamps, televisions and gaming systems. In the kitchen utilize your smart plugs for slow cookers, coffee makers and other small appliances. 

Smart Bulbs

Give your home some smart lighting with smart bulbs. Simply swap out your existing bulbs for ones that are compatible with your lamp or light fixture and enjoy. Smart bulbs can often be controlled from your phone and you can change things like the color and hue as well as put them on timers to turn on and off. 

Smart Home Devices

Having a smart home device or system, like an Alexa or a Google Home, will make utilizing your new smart features all that much easier. Set routines and reminders, play music and control your smart plugs all with the sound of your voice. 

Smart TV

Having a smart TV means you will be able to control it from your phone or other devices, connect easily to other items like gaming systems or speakers and have access to a host of entertainment options. 

Small Smart Appliances 

Just because you can’t have a smart fridge or smart stove in your apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have some smart appliances. Look for high-tech gadgets that complement your smart home and allow you to control them from your phone or smart home device. 

In the kitchen, things like toasters, air fryers and coffee machines have come a long way in smart technology. Have a robot vacuum clean up after you! Wireless smart vacuums are perfect for apartments because they can cover the space quickly and they don’t create much noise to bother you or your neighbors

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