A new report from Houzz shows that about 45% of homeowners are putting in at least one new device or system that can be remotely controlled or monitored on a smartphone, tablet, or computer when renovating. Realtor.com staffer Clare Trapasso explains that those in the middle of a renovation are more likely to add smart home features because they have already set the money aside.
The majority of homeowners (about three-quarters) spend $1,500 or less new technologies. Home security/safety features are most popular:
Those who get on the smart tech bandwagon tend to purchase safety and security systems, such as fire and gas alarms and tricked-out cameras, according to the survey. They make up 25% of the installations, and these buyers are the most likely to hire a professional to set them up.