If you design, specify or install lighting and energy controls for residential properties in Southern California, you know that things are always changing. That doesn’t mean you have to follow every trend and fad that comes along, but you do want to be aware of what homeowners are looking for.
Right now there is an emerging group of homebuyers that represents the largest demographic group since the baby boomers. And 84 percent of these “millennials” plan to purchase a home. Many of them are pretty particular about the features they want to have built into their homes—including the ability to control things from one central place.
If you want to know more about what this influential group of homeowners is looking for, you may want to check out a recent builderone.com post that highlights their wishes (you can read the post here). Some of the features they’re after include such things as iPod docking stations, home automation systems to control lights, heating and cooling, appliances and more.
Even if you’re designing systems for homeowners who aren’t millennials themselves, you may want to remind them that if and when they finally move out of the home they’re building (or remodeling) that there’s a good chance that they could be selling it to someone who is.
That’s where multi-room control systems such as HomeWorks QS and RadioRA2 from Lutron stand out. They enable homeowners to customize areas of their home to meet specific lighting needs. Or for even more control, homeowners can combine light control with audio, video, security and HVAC.
Want to know more about HomeWorks QS? You can download the 4-page PDF of the Lutron HomeWorks QS Training Options on the 4 HomeWorks QS training courses available and their times.
- View the available training courses, locations and dates for 2013
- Register online for the HWQS courses
- Find out which course is right for you!