Determining which smart devices to include in your new home build often comes with a fair amount of self-inflicted pressure, since building a home is a time-sensitive project. It’s usually less expensive to add smart home features when you’re in the building process, since you won’t be wasting money on items you’re just going to replace. In addition, less work is necessary when you include the features you want from the beginning.
Before you can determine which smart features you need, you’ll want to make sure your home has the capability to run it all. The most important – and most-overlooked – step in building a smart home is installing an enterprise-grade network system. You’ll need plenty of bandwidth to run multiple smart devices as well as provide streaming and surfing capabilities for everyone in the house.
After you’ve established a network that can handle it all, take a look at the most popular smart home features home buyers are in the market for:
Avoid installing smart home technology you won’t use; instead, make the majority of your smart home decisions based on your family’s needs and wants. Think about whether your family would benefit from features like:
Ultimately, how smart you should make your home is a decision that rests almost entirely on your family’s needs. Building a home that has the capabilities in place so either you or future buyers can make smart additions in the future is smart.
Premier Builders can help you through the decision-making process so you’re sure to have all the smart features you need, and none you won’t use. Contact us to make an appointment today.