In this day and age, there are plenty of hubs and smart gadgets you can use to automate your home. If you have an Amazon Echo and a smartphone, you have the tools necessary to control things in your home using your voice. qnologyblog‘s video shows what you can do with such a system:
As the developer explains, you are going to need a Logitech Harmony Home Hub, Raspberry Pi 2, Wink Hub, LED light strip, and a few other parts to get started. More information is available here.