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New extension future proof 2019


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currently building a new bedroom/wetroom extension was looking at ideas on what to install which would be useful on making it future proof. Not really concerned budget wise will just pick a few ideas that could be useful.
Looking for things with how to make it smart including lighting, cat 6 etc


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Conduit everywhere.

Star wiring the electrics bumps the cost up and the space taken up at the central point, but gives you flexibility over automating at either the source or destination.

Otherwise I’d just wire for what you’re putting in. Guessing at future proofing by embedding random cables is a mugs game (says the bloke with a tonne of not particularly well installed Cat5e and coax plastered into his walls).

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I guess you already covered much of it. 2 drops of Cat 6 and RF (aerial) to where your TV is. Also an hdmi from TV to a closet in case you want to install Sky / Gaming Console.
Hdmi and Cat6 plus power below TV for Sonos Soundbar
Cat 6 for a wireless access point for Wi-fi.
4 drops of Cat6 to closet for Sky / Gaming Console / Sonos
Ceiling speakers in both wet room and bedroom cabled back to a closet with Sonos room amps for music.
6 plug sockets in closet
Smart Lighting - side lights and main ceiling lights.
Alexa / Google Home
Smart TV
Underfloor heating in wet room connected to smart thermostat
Smart mirror in wet room.
Japanese smart toilet
Roomba robot vacuum
Small fridge
Reinforced bedroom door with smart locks to make panic room
In wall / floor safe

That will give you food for thought
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