We just had an offer accepted on a great little lake front house!!
Extremely excited for the move but I’m also really excited to turn it into a full smart house!
**What recommendations do you have for hardware/software, general things to think about in the process? **
Would love to hear your experiences.
Here are some more details of our situation.
We are moving from an apartment (this will be my first house). The apartment had several hue lights including light bulbs, indoor strip, outdoor strip and play bar. We have 5 or 6 echo devices that will be used in the new space. Because it was an apartment was not able to fully convert the more unique lights because I wasn’t going to install light switches.
The new house was completely remodeled. It was a fix and flip type property. It has some really nice built in lighting, and lots of it so I’m looking to switch out the light switches as a way to make the lighting smart. My partner is significantly less tech savvy. There will need to be a seamless integration for this little house to be a happy home. She has gotten used to calling out to Alexa for some basic actions.
I’m looking to add automatic black out blinds, lots of outdoor elements (we are building a deck and hoping to extend lighting out to the dock), and I’d like to install a Home Hub in the kitchen, probably run off an iPad and shortcuts so if I’m not there Julia can easily run the entire house.
What else am I missing? I’m ready to make this a tech lovers dream home.
If you want/need more details on the space to give good recommendation (or just want to see a pic ) let me know.
I also run a YouTube channel and plan to document the entire process including turning half the garage into a fully decked out live streaming and video production studio.