Building your Own Home

Building Your Own Smart Home

Are you building a luxury dream house? Are you working with an architect to put together the perfect plans and design? Are you poring over plans with your builder and consulting with teams of contractors to build you the home you have only dreamed about?

Or do your goals revolve around a smaller project? Are you doing some home improvement or just want your digital experience to be more appealing? Have you yet joined the 21st Century?

When planning a new design for a home you begin with sitting down to go through all the basics - The number of windows in a room, where the door is located, what the floors will look like... but have you ever thought about how you are going to actually live in the space you create?

The number of times that clients approach us and do not realise that all the boxes under the TV tucked way back in the corner do not have to be there. From the digital cable box (whether Sky +HD or Virgin +) and the Apple TV or Roku, to the Blu-Ray Player or your Wii - None of that stuff needs to be on show. We can get rid of that clutter and simplify how you interact with those boxes. How would you like to control all those devices from one remote control? These days the remote control is actually your Tablet with an Apple iPad or Android device. Sound extraordinary? Not for us. We know the secret - it lies in creating a functional environment that will service a specific set of needs.

But whether you are designing a new home, expanding your dream, or simply integrating a small home improvement project to impress your friends, take the time to think about how you will use it... and of course, where your things will go.

House Building Plan


Questions to Ask Yourself:-

  • Do you want the ability to have music around your home?
  • Do you really want to see all those boxes under your TV?
  • Do you want to be able to watch any device in any room?
    i.e. Multi Room Video
  • Do you want to be able to control yours lights wirelessly?
  • Do you want your whole home to be controlled from your sofa?


Key Tips:-

  • Plan, Plan, Plan. Talk to a consultant early on and work directly with your architect. Home designs can be intricate. Sometimes all the planning in the world won’t be enough to successfully catch every detail, but if you plan properly, you will have a greater chance to making your life much less frustrating and your home remodelling and expansion plans cost less in the future.
  • Even if you don't think you can’t afford the technology right now, take the steps necessary to get the infrastructure in place and the design on the floor plans as it will save you money in the future when you will be ready to upgrade.
  • Build in redundancy. Whatever design you choose, make sure your plan can still work if something unexpected crops up or if you change your mind.

About AV Candy
AV Candy is based in the small English town of Kenilworth which is located near Leamington Spa in the heart of Warwickshire. In our business, we excel in making the extraordinary just part of the service. We have helped clients while building a home or developing new building plans for house expansions. We have collaborated with architects and designed home plans for digiphiles. We have even advised do-it-yourself types on how to build a house. Our service covers the whole of the West Midlands, as well as further afield depending on what is required and the scope of the project.