How Smart Is Your Home?

Brown Residence, Week 13 If you’re building, renovating, adding on, or remodeling your home, you may want to take the time now to research if integrating a home automation system is right for you. Whether you’re interested in implementing a complete lighting control system, a high-end audio/video system, a home theatre system, or a whole house integration system into your new home plans – it’s imperative that the technology integrate seamlessly with your design.  Learn what’s available out there then determine how far you intend to go in the world of home technology. If you’re ready to move forward and implement some of these technological advancements into your home – then I highly recommend consulting with a home technology integration specialist early on in the design development phase of your project. Introducing this expert to your design team early on will be the difference between a good home renovation project and a great one. Many of these consultants have been trained in home construction, as well as specializing in home entertainment, low-voltage wiring, telecommunications, lighting and security. It is typically much easier to plan for a successful integrated system before construction begins since accessibility to the walls, ceilings, attics and crawl spaces may be utilized to conceal the inner workings of these systems. These specialists analyze the preliminary floor plans and will design, program and install these systems into your home renovation plans as expertly and efficiently as possible.  They determine the prime installation locations of low-voltage wiring, wall mounted control panels, and any note any structural changes that are project specific. To learn more visit I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “How to Avoid the 15 Most Common Decorating Mistakes” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2010 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc