Integrating The Latest Technologies in A Custom House in Toronto

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Building a custom house in Toronto is the perfect opportunity to show off your own creativity and design aesthetic, but, crucially, it means you can integrate the latest technologies which are becoming prevalent in custom luxury homes today.


A custom house in Toronto is a blank slate not only in terms of aesthetics, it is the perfect opportunity to embrace the latest technological trends in energy saving and automation


With the recent bent on energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable living, it is no surprise that many inclusions on this list are geared towards a ‘greener’ home. However, let us also at the outset allay the suggestion that energy saving has to be boring. We look at a list of features and applications that will put your custom house in Toronto at the leading edge of home design.


Whole-house – The whole house system approach has been discussed in various connotations: sometimes to refer to energy-saving design integration, at other times it has meant convenience technologies and automation. We say both go hand in hand to make the modern custom house in Toronto. A centralized home network which grants you control and overview over all aspects of the house, from a single shade to the electricity consumption of the whole house and charging status of your electric car!


Temperature control – Solar power and solar water heating held such promise that it was a surprise that these technologies were not adopted as standard into custom houses in Toronto. Indeed, focus on the perfect blend of thermally managing the house shifted to thicker insulation and reducing areas from which heat can escape. Bore holes into the ground can be used to regulate hot and cold water, and heat and cool the home passively! These systems can provide far more even heating (or cooling) around the house.


Connected homes – Building-in sensors into a custom home in Toronto can provide a far more seamless experience than adding a bunch of disjointed ‘smart’ devices. Tying into the concept of the whole home, connected homes can be programmed to be intuitive from the start. For instance, shades can be kept raised longer during winters to let in more sun, and for shorter periods to reduce heating up. Such an approach will work in conjunction with the energy infrastructure of the house to keep it running as efficiently as possible.


Lighting – Adequate lighting is quintessential to setting the mood of the home. For far too long have the concepts of the incandescent bulb been dictating home design, with scattered lighting fixtures providing uneven lighting. What’s more, greater intensity lighting is then needed to counteract the shadows that are inevitably created as a result of this setup. With LED lighting not only do lighting options increase significantly, energy consumption drops significantly too. LED lights also require less frequent replacement and can be tied-into the connected home infrastructure to provide a hitherto unrealized level of automation and convenience.

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