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Integrating SMART Features/Home Automation when building your dream home

When it comes to building your dream home, it’s all about integrating SMART-home technology and automation, as they provide ample benefits and will significantly increase resale value if you’re looking to list down the road.

In this month’s blog, we are going to highlight what exactly those are and share some of the most popular options that we recommend when you hire us to build your dream home.

Let’s dive in and start with the basics…


We’ve all heard of a NEST thermostat or timers for lights, etc.; pretty much home automation is a network of Wi-Fi-based hardware that integrates with your cell phone, tablets, computers, and devices via the internet.

This is made possible with the sensors that are already built into your devices, which allows you to manage any “smart” hardware installed in your home with your device from anywhere in the world through Wi-Fi.

Took a trip to Cabo and forgot to turn off the lights? No problem; simply turn them off with the click of a button on your phone. It’s that simple.


1. Security Systems

This was one of the early “pioneers,” if you will, of introducing smart home technology to the world. I’m sure you’ve seen a RING doorbell installed at a front door; it’s the little vertical box doorbell that has a camera lens above the button. These are great as they allow you to see who’s at your door and even talk to them through an app when you’re not at home. There are many options to choose from, but all have great security benefits.

Other options for security are smart door locks, motion sensors, and smart security cameras.

2. Lighting Automation

Smart bulbs are one of the greatest inventions as you can use voice commands to turn your lights off and on, set a schedule for when your lights turn on and off automatically, and even be able to check your lights from anywhere, as we mentioned before about the Cabo scenario; pretty cool, right?

Not only does this provide convenience, but they’re great for energy efficiency and will help you save money on your bill.

3. Thermostat Control 

This is a big energy and money saver and will help lower your home’s carbon footprint. Smart thermostats can be programmed to turn the temperature up or down depending on whether you’re home or not; each room can be programmed to be a specific temperature because we all know that one person is cold 24/7.

Convenience at its finest. No matter if you’re away from your home or travelling, everything can be monitored and controlled from your device.

 4. Smart Appliances 

Most appliances now come fully equipped with smart features that make day-to-day tasks much easier, such as preheating your oven or starting your washing machine while you’re on your way home.

Some refrigerators now even allow you to see inside to see what you need while you’re at the store; so cool!

 5. Automated Window Treatments

Closing blinds and curtains with something as simple as a voice command? Yes, please. With window treatment automation systems, you can put your blinds on a schedule to open and close at specific times. In the morning, they can sync to open with your alarm and close when your lights go off at night.

This is also a great idea to deter burglars if you’re away from home, as with the click of a button, you can open and close them, adding yet another layer of security to your home.

Well, there you have it, some of our top recommendations when it comes to SMART home automation, something that we’re fully experienced with when it comes to integrating into dream home builds.

No matter what you’re looking to install into your dream home, our pros will make it happen to give you the efficient home you’ve always wanted.

Get in touch with us via our contact page so we can get a better understanding of your budget, location, and what you’re looking for to give you a quote!

Thanks for reading everyone. Stay tuned for the next one!

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