When you buy a custom home, you’re not just thinking about the next five, 10 or 15 years. You have to think about the next several decades—and if you plan properly, you can future-proof your new home so that it’s adaptable enough to keep up with technological advances.
Why Future-Proof Your Custom Home?
It’s clear that as a society, we’re not going to become less dependent on technology. Sure, we may not be able to envision the next tech trend, but we can definitely make your home adaptable to new innovations.
One great way to do that is by pre-wiring an infrastructure in your home that’s going to be compatible with future data and video. It’s best to do this before the walls are up, particularly if you want to save (both in terms of cost and hassle) once the house is built.
“You need to hard-wire the data connections to all the electronics,” says Chris Pearson, president of Service Tech in Austin, Texas. “Gaming systems are interactive, tying in families. People are Skyping. There is a ridiculous amount of content available. A lot of the apps you might want on a TV might not be 100 percent effective on a wireless network. Imagine a highway with no lane dividers. It’s just chaos.”
By building connectivity into your home, you’ll be ready for what comes next.
“It’s a lot cheaper to pull the wire now than go back after the fact and reinstall it,” says David Pedigo of the Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association. “I’ve never heard anyone say, ‘Man, I just pulled too many wires in this house.’”
You can already boost your home’s IQ with smart hubs, smart flooring and a number of other technological innovations, which is a great start—but we’ll be happy to discuss your options for “future-proofing” your new custom home.
Are You Building a Technologically Smart Home in Middle Tennessee?
If you’re ready to buy a custom home in Middle Tennessee, we can help. Tell us what you want by calling us at 615-661-9995 or getting in touch with us online; we’ll show you how we can make it happen.