Home Automation is the Next “Must Have” In Home Renovation

Posted on February 18, 2014

New floors? Check!

New sink? Check!

New light fixtures? Check!

Home automation system? No? If you are planning on embarking on a home renovation within the next five years, a home automation system should top your list of improvements.

The Future of Home Automation

Sebastian Home AutomationAccording to a recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, automated home systems will be the No. 2 home remodeling trend over the next 5 to 10 years. And it shouldn’t be a surprise as to why – 73% of consumers are showing an increased demand for energy efficiency within their homes and a surprising 69% are specifically looking for home automation. With the cost of living constantly increasing, homeowners are looking for ways to decrease their expenses. The benefits of creating a smarter home can definitely pay off in the end. If these statistics aren’t enough to convince you then Google’s recent purchase of connected device maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash should. This move not only highlights the increased importance of “smart technology” but also adds fuel to an incredibly fast-growing market.

What’s In It For You?

While the idea of home automation may seem a bit “fancy” and “unnecessary,” there are a lot of practical benefits that will truly enhance your life. From remotely turning off lights and thermostats to decreasing your electricity bill, a smart home can pay off in the end.


When planning your next home renovation, make sure a home automation system is at the top of the list. It will pay off for you and may put your home at the top of potential buyers’ lists.