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A Genius Guide to Building a Smart Home

Smart homes are all the rage. More people find that smart homes have many advantages. That’s why the market is predicted to reach $100 billion in sales this year.

They provide convenience, security, and an easy way to manage your home. That’s essential when you have a busy household.

Do you want to know more about building a smart home? Keep reading to find out how you can design a smart home in your home.

1. Choose Your Devices

When you’re designing a home, you want to make sure that the smart devices add to the design, not detract from it.

You want to decide which devices you want to have automated first. There are a wealth of devices built for smart systems. You can have overhead fans, lights, entertainment centers, thermostats, and blinds all automated at the sound of your voice.

Many people who are new to building a smart home will start off with a few devices, like lights and a sound system. They’ll get an understanding as to how smart homes function and then make additions.

2. What’s Your Hub

Smart home devices connect to a central location. This is called a hub. This is an important choice because your hub will only work with devices from certain manufacturers.

The most popular hub manufacturers are Logitech, Samsung, Apple, Amazon, and Google.

Before you invest in a hub, you want to do your research if there are specific brands that you prefer to have hooked up in your smart home. You don’t want to invest in a hub only to find that it doesn’t support your lights or blinds.

3. Who Would You Like to Assist You?

The next step in building a smart home is to choose your assistant. Your assistant will allow you to control your smart home with voice commands.

You can choose from the likes of Siri, Alexa, or Google’s Assistant. Once you have your assistant hooked up, you can say things like “Siri, turn on the porch light.”

Again, you do need to make sure that your assistant is compatible with your hub.

4. Integrate and Build Your Smart Home

You now have the basis of your smart home. Now you can build on top of it. You can decide what devices to add based on what’s important to you.

For example, if you want to have an energy-efficient home, a thermostat that’s hooked up to your smart home would be a great next step.

Home security is another area where you can add to your smart home. Door cameras, locks, and alarms can be added to provide you and your family with the protection you need.

Start Building Your Smart Home

Building a smart home doesn’t have to be a major challenge. You can start small with a few devices and then scale up over time. Before you know it, you can have a luxurious home with the technology to match it.

Would you like to start building your smart home? Take a look at our available floorplans and get started.