An Architect’s Guide to Smart Home Automation: What You Need to Know

Learn More About Smart Home Technology and How You Can Incorporate It

If you haven’t already seen this statistic, the following might surprise you:

According to a 2016 study from Coldwell Banker Real Estate, almost half of all Americans surveyed (44 percent) said new constructions should include pre-installed smart home technology. 57 percent of respondents said they’d be more likely to consider an older property if it had smart home technology.

As an architect in the Fenwick Island, DE area, if you haven’t already learned about smart home automation, it’s time you learn about it.

Consumers increasingly want smart products within their homes, and you can adjust your construction and renovation designs to include these technologies.

Below, we break down the basics of smart home automation and how you can incorporate it into your projects.

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What is Smart Home Automation?

In basic terms, smart home automation is the process of combining a property’s smart technology into one easy-to-manage system for the end user.

At the end of a project, the homeowner can activate a security system, turn off every light or prepare a home theater for a movie, all by pressing a single button.

Of course, as an architect, you won’t be installing an automation system. That’s what we are experts at.

There are ways, however, that you can adjust your residential designs to include smart technology.

How You Can Contribute

The most obvious role architects have in the automation process is in the pre-construction phase.

When crafting a design, you can work with a custom electronics expert to account for pre-wiring – so that each room has the power and network capability to support smart home devices.

Once you complete your part of the project, builders can then incorporate pre-wiring into the home, and a technology professional can then begin the automation process.

Best of all, you shouldn’t have to worry about working without guidance. A custom electronics expert can explain each device and its purpose so that your pre-wiring design for each room is accurate and efficient.


We are proud to work with architects in the Fenwick Island, DE area, to build or modify homes that the owner will love. If you want to learn more about smart home automation and your role in the process as an architect, all you need to do is reach out to us. You can call us at (302) 644-8110, or you can reach out to us just by clicking on the button below.

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