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Building Your Home for the Future

When you’re building a new home, filling it with all the latest technology is one of the best parts. We’re able to create homes that look like they belong in a sci-fi movie thanks to modern technology.

There’s one thing to keep in mind while designing your new home. What’s coming down the pipeline when it comes to new tech? Designing your home with the future in mind makes it easy to add new features later on.

Here’s how you can future-proof your next custom home.

Installing AV Conduits

One of the biggest differences between modern homes and old ones is the amount of cabling and wires. In a modern home, you’ve got literally tons of data passing through it all the time. Wireless technology has made it easy to update an old home.

If you’re building a new home, make sure it’s hardwired. Hardwiring is capable of much higher throughput, which means you can stream data on more devices without experiencing any lag.

In contrast, hardwiring an old home is actually pretty difficult. You’d have to tear down all the walls to install the wires. It’s much easier to place wires in their desired position when the walls haven’t been put up yet, which is possible with a custom home builder.

Install audio-visual cables throughout your home, even if you don’t have plans for them yet. You never know when something new is going to catch your eye in the technology sector. Putting up the cables ahead of time will make it easier to add these potential features to your home.

Planning for New Automation

As homes have become increasingly full of devices and wires, there’s also been a rise in automation. Today’s homes have more automation than ever before, with more developments to come.

Automation comes with many advantages, including making life feel just a little simpler. By automating the lights, you’ll never have to worry about accidentally leaving the lights on when you’re out of town. They’ll also turn on whenever they detect movement, so you won’t have to struggle to reach the switch when your
hands are full.

You can even automate your blinds so that they’ll open as the sun rises. Automated garages provide a feeling of safety. You won’t forget to close them before going to bed because they can be programmed to automatically shut at the same time each night.

Considering Solar Panels

When you’re building a new home, it’s crucial to think about its power source. Typically, that means you’ll be plugging into the local electric grid. However, installing solar panels is another solution.

If you plan on going this route, you’ll need a sturdy roof to support the panels. If you’re building a new home, the panels and their wiring should be incorporated into the construction plans.

A full-sized solar system can produce enough energy to keep your home off-grid. In places like Colorado where sunshine is abundant, you may even be able to sell excess electricity back to the utility companies.

Creating an Energy-Efficient Home

Energy-efficiency is another area where it pays to be forward thinking. Make sure you’ve got plenty of insulation in the walls and attic. Also, look into windows with argon filling to help prevent most of your home’s heat loss.

As you can see, there’s a lot of things you can add to your home to make it ready for future tech. Reach out to us at Colarelli Custom Homes for help with your future-proof home.

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