Convenience, comfort, and control are the main homeowner benefits when incorporating a smart home system. While this is important, this is not what inspires interior designers and architects to build a better home.
Smart home technology should stretch the imagination of architects and designers. It should act as a new toolbox that has endless possibilities. Smart home technology should bring flexibility to a home and allow for more creative possibilities. For example: reducing energy consumption, automatic shading and lighting systems, video wall systems or even automated lifts that can reconfigure a living area.
The best-designed homes are a team effort with the architect, interior designer, and smart home integrator working together to optimize each other’s vision and skills. All to often a smart home integrator is incorporated into a project way-too late, meaning opportunities are missed to better improve the outcome of a designed home. The smart home integrator is forced to work within the architect’s pre-defined scope which can cause for missed design elements to better incorporate smart home technology.
Smart home systems can take on many forms: from a minimalist space with flush-mounted keypads and recessed technology keeping everything out of sight when not needed, to a retrofit solution that makes it much easier to manage a listed building. Energy efficiency is another area where huge amounts of progress have been made in recent years, allowing for creative integrated energy-saving solutions that would not have been possible before.
An ambitious smart home integrator can offer a fresh perspective on a project; if AHT Global is part of the conversation, then our knowledge and expertise can be useful in pushing the boundaries on what is possible in terms of intelligent home design.
If you are an architect, interior designer or homeowner and you are looking for a creative forward thinking team to engineer the best technology solutions to match your vision, contact us using the link below. One of our system designers will answer any questions you may have.Request a Consultation