When do you know if it is time for an upgrade in home automation for your residence? Home technology is growing at an accelerated pace; and a lot of families are considering to install some nice new features for their household.
For me, a decision to include home automation isn’t a bad idea as long as you have consulted a check-list of priorities for your renovation project.
These principles would include: maximised floor area, budget for home automation, pursuit (or at least retention) of high capital value, and home comfort and entertainment.
Maximised Floor Area
Maximising floor area is typically the primary reason why home renovation is done. Now after this objective has been achieved and there is still sufficient budget available, home automation can enter the picture.
A home design with added technology can certainly give your residence a classy look and feel.
Budget for Home Automation
As a general guide a home renovation might cost is in the ballpark of $300,000. If you have an extra $100,00 to spend, then home automation surely can be inserted in the design. In recent years, home automation costs have declined to a more affordable rate.
Similar to gadgets such as phones and computers, automated home appliances’ range of choices had widened in terms of quality and preferences.
Pursuit of High Capital Value
Including home automation provides an augmentation for your property’s value. If you want to make your renovation a good future investment, including appropriate levels of automation in your design can be a good idea.
But these improvements need to be relatively future proof. For example, having a 40 inch 2D LCD television installed in the wall is unlikely to add to your home’s value ten years from now.
Home Comfort and Entertainment
Everyone likes a home that provides comfort and entertainment rolled into one. Having a retractable flat screen television with surround sound system that converts your living room into a home theatre certainly is a cool addition to the accommodation of your home.
Installing automated sliding doors and lighting are also nice additions to your design.
What kind of home automation features would you want to add to your home?