Bring Your New Home to Life with Smart Technology
Integrating Home Automation and Design Offers Beauty and Functionality
Are you building your dream home and considering smart home technology? If so, now’s the time. Integrating home automation during the design phase ensures all systems work together and blend seamlessly with a home's aesthetics. Many homeowners consider adding smart technology after the home’s been completed. Unfortunately, that’s a little like calling the electrician after the walls are up—they can certainly retrofit a home, but there will be some drywall coming down in the process.
These systems require wiring and cabling, dedicated spaces for system headends, sensors, and more. Working with your team in the design phase reduces costly retrofits and ensures a beautiful design that flows from room to room.
Home automation continues to advance, offering once unimaginable opportunities to live a life of luxury every day. And today, the options are nearly limitless.
Let’s look at the process of integrating technology into your dream home.
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The Planning Phase
Kasted Design Group brings a unique approach to home automation. As designers and home automation integrators, we see the whole picture, from the ease of use the technology offers to the design elements that make a house a home. During the planning phase, we’ll take the time to understand your unique needs, dreams, and daily activities. We'll share the many options in home automation so that you know the full palette of possibilities and can look forward to a home designed and automated uniquely for you and your lifestyle.
While some technologies, like motorized shades, bring ease of use, a customized smart home performs daily tasks for you before you even ask.
Integrating Automation and Design
Design is, in many ways, much like home automation. At its core, it improves functionality and aesthetics. For example, task lighting makes it easier to perform daily chores while ambient light produces a soft glow that blankets a space and sets the mood—warm and relaxed or bright and lively.
Home automation works in much the same way. The shades can raise or lower based on the position of the sun. The lights automatically adjust throughout the day based on the level of natural light in a room. One tap can start a streaming playlist, filling your whole home or just one room with high-performance audio. You have complete control over your space, instantly changing the atmosphere.
To accomplish this requires integrated solutions—programming systems to work in tandem. Instead of controlling each device separately, like pressing a button to lock the doors, a well-designed, integrated home lets you tap the “Good Night” button to lock the doors, arm the alarm, turn off the lights and the AV equipment, and lower the shades.
All of this can be controlled from an elegant, custom-engraved, in-wall keypad selected to align perfectly with your home’s design.
Are you ready to explore the possibilities? To learn more about our unique process or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Kasted Design Group today.