High Tech In An Older Property Smart Home

POSTED AUG 7, 2014

It isn’t unusual these days to see owners of older buildings go to great lengths to preserve the historical character of their property…

Which is why, after finding ourselves watching an episode of a popular house design series a few evenings ago, we were surprised by the homeowner’s insistence on ripping out every feature of their East London Victorian terrace house in a bid to convert their home into a contemporary open plan space. Even the house itself appeared to be resisting the dramatic changes, revealing problem after problem as the builders tore it apart.

After the walls upstairs and down had been ripped out and a large extension added to the back, the only clue reminiscent of their home’s past was the front of the house which remained untouched due to local planning restrictions. However, the couple had been brave enough to take ‘the bull by the horns’ and in doing so were able to achieve exactly what they wanted, gaining a much more spacious home while still living in a location they had fallen in love with…

There is no denying that making changes to an older property can be difficult, particularly if you want to preserve its original features, which got me thinking…

What if you would like a smart home automation system installed in your historic property, but you’re worried about the technology ruining the character of the building? The good news is that there is absolutely no reason why smart home automation should not be able to smoothly co-exist with the characteristics of an older building, after all most have already withstood the test of time accommodating ‘modern’ domestic appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, toasters and dishwashers.

Quite simply, as long as the home automation system has been professionally installed, it should be difficult to identify any clues to its high performing interior when you first walk into a fully automated smart home.

Whether your home was built this year or 200 years ago, if you would like to know how your property could become automated, give us a call We are always more than happy to answer your questions.

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