As I continue to expand my HA setting at home, I want to add some switches.
Background: I started with smart bulbs (Cree, GE Link and Hue) because I thought I had no neutral wiring on my switches, but I actually do they were just sort of hidden. So in my kitchen and living room I have Hue bulbs and strips. In the breakfast area I have 1 Cree connected bulb.nook I have smart bulbs. I also have 2 GE link for 2 lamps in my master bedroom, and 1 additional GE link for the upstairs hallway. Also a smart plug that I bought for Christmas tree lights. Ecobee 3. Lightify gardenspot for driveway. Ring doorbell pro for entrance which I want to connect to my driveway lights, but I have not done yet.
New Project: I want to add some switches to the non common areas since I do not really need any color on those such bathroom, laundry, guest room or entry foyer. I also think that it will be more cost effective to change switches rather then adding smart light bulbs Where should I start? I have a baby on the way, and for the baby nursery, we already planned on adding a ceiling fan/light feature which is at home waiting to be installed. I also plan on adding 1 color light bulb for a lamp. So should I start by adding the switches to that room? and then move to the guest room then bathrooms?
My home currently has toggle switch which I do not like, so when adding switches I am switching them to paddle instead. If I want automation in the bathrooms, i.e. lights turning on automatically, will I want a motion sensor or a door sensor?
Please share your ideas or set up. I am still a newbie, so I am very open to feedback. Thanks!!!