Designing Your New “Smart Home”

Smart Technology

Technology has a superpower: it has the capability to automate and streamline nearly every aspect of your daily life. Embracing the potential of this automation is key to supercharging the functionality of your new home, which by extension enhances your lifestyle. Sound appealing? Read on to learn how you can design a smart home. 

But First, What Is a “Smart” Home?

Put simply, a “smart” home uses devices to automate tasks once carried out by humans. These devices are networked to communicate with each other wirelessly. Imagine the following: peeking inside your refrigerator while at the grocery store, watching the activity on your front porch while you’re at work, and adjusting the thermostat down on a sunny day . . . from the comfort of your vacation home. You can do all this and more with a “smart” home. No more getting up to turn lights on or off or worrying about whether you shut the garage door—this is the power of equipping your home with smart, or connected, technology.

Implementing this advanced automation in the home, thereby making daily life more convenient and efficient, is at the heart of what makes a home smart. Whether it’s a keypad on the wall or a tablet in your hand, the smart technology in your home is at the ready with the touch of a finger—and often even with the command of your voice. 

Building a Smart home

Smart Home by Design

Envision your daily life and determine how automation can best serve you. Devices like Amazon Echo, Nest Thermostat, Google Assistant provide a solid start.

Existing homes can be retrofitted with smart devices, but the incorporation of smart technology during the design stage is what gives a custom-built home a true advantage. With thoughtful planning, a home can be prewired for ultimate luxury: think speakers in the ceiling, shades that lower and lift on command, and lighting you can control from around the world. Not only is it easier and more cost-efficient to implement smart technology at the design stage but this approach allows homeowners to achieve a superior level of technological inclusion, offering whole-house conveniences in a cost-effective, discreet manner. 

Here is a sampling of smart devices to further your home networked possibilities:

  • Climate control – thermostats, window treatments, ceiling fans
  • Entertainment – built-in speakers, televisions, virtual assistants
  • Security – doorbell surveillance, security systems, door locks, garage doors
  • Appliances – refrigerator, cooktop, washer & dryer, coffee maker
  • Lighting – light bulbs, switches, dimmers

Automation is a game-changer in the home, and designing a smart home that incorporates customized technology to boost the functionality of your daily life is priceless. How will you incorporate smart devices in your custom home design?


Ready to enjoy the elevated lifestyle a smart home can provide? Bill Roberts Custom Homes is eager to partner with you on this journey. As Edmond, Oklahoma’s, premier home builder, we’re poised to deliver a custom-designed home built to perfectly suit your tastes and style. Contact us today to learn more about our well-honed, streamlined building process and start planning your new custom home today. 

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