Every house can be brilliant. You just have to give it the chance. The NETGEAR Nighthawk router, Arlo Wire-Free Security Cameras, Ring Video Doorbell, Nest Learning Thermostat and Philips Hue Smart Lights.
Too much for my camera collection? Using salvaged wood to make shelves and chalkboard paint to create a frame. What about a big blown-up brownie image affixed to the wall and shelves with camera on top? Probably too much still an idea.