I’m going to start off by saying I’m new to smart devices, but did hours of research over the last couple of days. I’m in the middle of building a 24’x24’ addition and am wanting to go smart in 2 of the 4 rooms. Addition includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 living/entertainment room. The bath and living area I would like to add smart switches for automation.
I’ll start with the bathroom area plans. I have (3) 6" recessed LED cans above shower & tub along one wall that I would like to be dimmable by themselves. I have (2) 6" recessed LED cans above the vanity that I would like to also be dimmable by themselves. Their is also an exhaust fan & light & nightlight combo in the middle of the room where I would like the main light of the fan to be dimmable. I was planning on putting the nightlight on a 24 hour programmable timer and the fan on a button timer switch for lack of knowledge on how the smart switches, etc. worked. The nightlight can stay on the 24 hour timer. All will be wired on 1 circuit but can be more if needed. How many smart switches do I need to successfully install and operate what I mentioned above?
Living room/entertainment room plans. I have (2) 6" recessed LED cans above couch that I would like to be dimmable on their own, (2) 6" recessed LED cans above computer area that I would like to be dimmable on their own, a fan/light combo in middle of room which I would like to be dimmable and work off voice commands for both fan and light if possible. The fan/light combo during planning without smart devices was to be set up with two 3 way switches and a 4 way switch between giving me 3 switches to control lights and entry points to room. But I’ve shifted toward smart things and not sure if its possible to have 3 switches anymore. All will be wired on 1 circuit but can be on more then 1 if need be. How many smart switches do I need for this setup?
Basically I’m in the planning stages and am willing to tweak some things and hear any and all suggestions the community has. I’m a newbie and this seems like a very daunting task. I want to try and get this right the first time before my drywall is installed making things difficult. After much reading today, I almost purchased the TP-link kasa smart switch and begin with 1 switch and play around by trial and error to see what I could accomplish prior to finding this forum. Waiting to make a purchase until I hear from the community. Thank you to all