Creating A Budget
There are many cases where a homeowner is not sure what to budget for their technology wants and needs. When starting a new build or remodel, your builder, architect, and interior designer can quickly estimate a pool, kitchen, or shade will cost. However, they often shrug their shoulders when it comes to technology because there are so many variables.
Some clients want a basic system while others want Tony Stark levels of home automation. With many people not knowing this technology, it is hard to estimate.
Eco Smart Home Pros can help! We will work with you to discuss your wants and needs and put together an estimate so that you know how to plan for the entire project.
With the amount of technology available and everyone’s personal preferences it is difficult to give an estimate without knowing the variables.
However, here are some industry standard figures:
Lighting Control System: $3-$8 per square foot
Personal Home Theater: $15,000+
Smart Shades: $500+ per shade
Basic Technology Setup: 4-8% of home value
Advanced Technology Setup: 10-25% of home value
These values include an estimate for the cost of hardware, installation, programming, and initial setup.