My wife and I are just about to get an extension built on our property and as we’re moving out we’re taking the opportunity to have the entire place rewired. I want some advice on what I should do to future proof the property and get myself set up for a more robust home automation solution.
My main thought at the moment are:
- to get the lights wired up on a 3-wire (with neutral) system with deep boxes to allow me to install smart switches.
- getting hardwired ethernet next to all the plug sockets.
- having wires installed to permanently power smart thermostats (probably Nest) in each heating zone.
Can anyone think of anything else I want to add to the list of improvements whilst this is going on? Once we’ve finished the renovations I won’t get an opportunity to add much else in so want to future proof as much as possible now.
On top of that - cheeky final question! What would you recommend as physical switches to use with Philips Hue which leaves them always on?