Having solid information about the cost of home technology is paramount to making an informed buying decision. As a premier home automation provider in Tampa Bay, people ask Hive how to save money during every single project.
Doing it right the first time will save you oodles of cash compared to redoing the things that weren’t right. So, the first thing we recommend is to create a comprehensive plan of what you will need. Just like building a house, you wouldn’t do so without a plan. Without a comprehensive plan, there is no way to compare costs among home builders or home automation specialists.
In this article, we cover the essential components of budgeting your smart home. This includes,
You should never let price anxiety hold you back from the smart home of your dreams. With resources from Hive, you'll be on your way to planning and budgeting your home automation project.
What do you need in your home automation system? How will it be controlled? What type of audio distribution system do you want? And how far should the audio reach? Do you need only indoor systems or do you include your outside in audio and video accessibility? And what type of video do you want or need in your home?
The most important question is: How Much Does A Smart Home Cost? In our previous article, you can find three hypothetical scenarios, breaking down common smart home factors and their average price points.
Hive’s free consultation service allows us to sit down with you and help you to create your plans for a comprehensive system to cover all your needs. Then, we can price this plan out for you and you can shop it at any other home automation system company. We welcome shopping!
We actively encourage our customers to research providers and choose after getting their design & budget laid out. Having choices is a great thing and luckily Tampa Bay has a few solid sources for home technology installations. Check out our previous blog Best Smart Home Companies In Tampa Bay to learn about your choices.
There are things to consider in making up this plan. Smart home systems include:
A plan goes a long way in budgeting for home automation costs. Plan how complex of system you want and research products in those areas. This can give you an idea of the price ranges for well-known brands used across the industry. Remember to keep open communication with your designer about what you want and the amount you’re willing to spend.
Want to try out a few budgets? Hive's handy budget calculator lets you make the smart home of your dreams with the price point you need. Hive representatives are also available at (813)575-HIVE to schedule your free consultation.