Smart technology has revolutionized how we live and incorporating it into your home build or remodel can make your life easier and more convenient. From security to lighting, heating, and cooling, smart home technology can help you save time, money, and energy. This blog will explore how to incorporate smart technology into your home build or remodel.  

Make a plan

Before incorporating smart technology into your home, you must have a plan. Think about what you want to achieve and what features you need. You should also consider your budget and what you can afford. Once you have a plan, you can look at the different types of smart technology available and what will work best for you.  

Choose your smart devices 

Many different types of smart devices are available, and choosing the right ones will depend on your needs and preferences. Here are some of the most popular smart devices you can consider: 

  • Smart lighting: Smart lighting lets you control your home’s lighting using a smartphone or voice command. You can turn lights on and off, dim them, and even change the color. 
  • Smart thermostat: A smart thermostat allows you to control your home’s temperature remotely, and some models can even learn your preferences and adjust the temperature accordingly. 
  • Smart security: Smart security devices, such as cameras and doorbells, allow you to monitor your home remotely and receive alerts if there is any unusual activity. 
  • Smart appliances: Smart appliances, such as refrigerators, ovens, and washing machines, can be controlled remotely and can even send alerts when they need maintenance.

Choose a smart home platform  

To control your smart devices, you’ll need a smart home platform. Many different platforms are available, including Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit. Each platform has advantages and disadvantages, so it’s essential to research each one and choose the one that works best for you.  

Install your smart devices  

Once you’ve chosen your smart devices and platform, it’s time to install them. Some devices, such as smart light bulbs, can be easily installed. However, you may want to hire a professional for more complicated devices, such as a smart thermostat or security system.  

Connect your smart devices 

Once your devices are installed, you must connect them to your smart home platform. This can usually be done through an app on your smartphone. Once your devices are connected, you can start controlling them using your smartphone or voice commands.  

Enjoy your smart home  

Now that your smart home is set up, you can start enjoying the benefits of smart technology. You can control your home’s temperature, lighting, and security from anywhere, saving you time and money. You can even set up routines to automate tasks, such as turning off lights when you leave the room. 


Incorporating smart technology into your home build or remodel can make your life easier and more convenient. By following these steps, you can create a smart home that meets your needs and preferences and that you can enjoy for years. 

If you’re looking to build a new home or remodel your existing one, contact us at Kane Builders! We will help you create the home of your dreams.