Yes! You Can Add Smart Home Technology to Your Existing Home
The Latest Technologies Enable Seamless Retrofit Projects
As longtime Savant and Lutron dealers specializing in luxury smart home automation, we’re often asked if homeowners can integrate smart technology after their home is complete. We’re always happy to inform them that, with the latest advancements in the smart home industry, retrofit projects have become commonplace. Effortless control of your home’s systems and a luxurious lifestyle are possible!
Let’s explore the many facets of a retrofit project and a few features our clients in Greenwich, CT, particularly enjoy.
A Retrofit Smart Home
Thanks to Wi-Fi and radio frequency (RF) technology, our team can install sophisticated smart home options that don’t require tearing our drywall or a major rebuild. Some of our clients opt for automation throughout their homes, while others start with one room and then expand to other rooms or add additional solutions gradually as their time and budgets allow.
They might start with lighting, entertainment, or shades in the main living areas. Or they may decide to take an older audio system and update it to make streaming services like Spotify or Tidal accessible. With incredibly rapid technological advancements, adding smart home technology is an easier task than its ever been with the help of a professional integration team.
Lighting that Transcends
While you can install Bluetooth or Wi-Fi-enabled smart bulbs into lamps and fixtures, this solution is fairly limited and may not integrate seamlessly with your other smart devices. A better approach is utilizing Lutron’s RF solutions that require minimal wiring. The world leader in lighting control offers a wired hub that delivers smart functionality to your existing lighting. Wireless in-wall keypads let you control one light or every light in your home.
Additionally, Lutron Ketra’s human-centric LED bulbs and fixtures are ideal for retrofit projects. These are compatible with Lutron’s Clear Connect wireless technology and offer dynamic full-spectrum tunable lighting with over 16 million different colors of light at your fingertips. This lighting solution comes in varying lamps, downlights, and track lighting options, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for any room.
Motorized shades are another client favorite. We can program these window treatments to raise and lower throughout the day based on the sun’s position, time, or room temperature. Savant, our smart home automation partner, offers beautiful, modern automated shades that complement any home or design preference. Available in wireless options, too, they’re perfect for a retrofit project.
Whole-Home Audio and Surround Sound
A whole-home audio system delivers high-fidelity audio throughout your home via stunning bookshelf and floor-standing speakers or nearly invisible in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. In a new build, these systems may require extensive wiring, distributing audio from the equipment tucked away in an AV closet to the many strategically installed speakers.
Sonos offers a solution for upgrading an existing audio system, with components that add digital streaming functionality and wireless control. You can bring high-performance sound to every room, all controllable through your smart home platform.
Your Smart Home Expert
Are you ready to explore the latest smart home technologies? To learn more about retrofit projects or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Phoenix Audio Video today.