A wiring primer for your new smart home

From the smartphones that are permanently affixed to our hands to Bluetooth-enabled everything, we've learned to rely on the latest technologies in all aspects of our lives -- including at home. That's why more and more people building new homes are having them wired for connectivity and convenience.

With options like multipurpose outlets with built-in USB ports, home automation and security, homebuilders approach wiring a new home much differently than they did only 10 years ago. If you're building a new home, it's absolutely worth the time, effort and expense to plan for that wiring before you get started. These tips will help you talk to your contractor about building the smart home of your dreams.

Read more: http://www.twincities.com/homeandgarden/ci_28459183/wiring-primer-your-new-smart-home

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