Great Tips to Gain More Value When Building Your Home

 Diagram of Smart Home Additions and wiring

Building your own home gives you the incredible opportunity to customize the space exactly to your specifications from day one. While you understandably want the house to look amazing, it is also essential for it to be fully functional for all of your needs and desires. You can add real value to your home and improve your quality of life when you think about installing useful technology during the construction process.

Sound System Wiring

Regardless of whether you have a dedicated media room, a man cave, or a basic family room, you want the sound system in these gathering places to be amazing. You can install wiring for a quality sound system when the rest of the installation is finished. The smart idea is to incorporate sound system wiring throughout the entire home and even in the garage and on the patio. This can improve your quality of life dramatically and can make your home more valuable when you sell it in the future.

Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology is more than a fad. It's changing lives by adding convenience and function to homes. Some smart home features are decorative or plug-in, in nature. However, others are more permanent. For example, you can connect smart home technology to your automatic blinds, your HVAC system, your light fixtures, your doorbell, and more. Include garage door monitoring, as well, for more comprehensive benefits. Another idea is to connect your home's built-in sound system to the smart home controls.

An Automated Security System

Installing a security system after construction is completed can cost a fortune, so it makes sense to add a system during the construction process. Choose a smart technology system so that you can arm or disarm the system from any location. Connect this automated system to your flood sensors, fire sensors, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Think about installing video cameras that you can monitor remotely and even speakers so that you can speak directly to intruders. According to ADT, “monitored home security systems are an efficient way to alert law enforcement and emergency services that you or your home is in need of assistance.”

Through automation, you will benefit from convenient and immediate control over all aspects of home security.

Choosing thoughtful features to add to your home during the construction phase requires careful research and planning, and it's much easier to add these elements to your home before the construction is complete. A little forethought now can seriously grow the value of your home over time (while bringing you joy in the meantime).