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Top 10 Home Automation Projects from 2013
From the intriguing to the extreme.
December 23, 2013 by Grant Clauser

2013 has been a fascinating year for home automation. We’ve seen growth both at the extreme luxury level, the do-it-yourself entry level and everything in between. Here’s a roundup of some of the most interesting home automation projects we wrote about this year.

While the costs and systems varies from home to home, all the homeowners were looking for ways to make their lives easier and make the system fit in with their lifestyles—not the other way around. While one home may emphasize lighting, another focuses on security and another went all out for entertainment. Home automation isn’t a one-size-fits-all product, so customization is the key. Check out these homes in the slideshow.

Have you got a home automation project you’d like to share? Drop us a line or share via Facebook or Twitter.

If you’re considering a high-tech project then check out these articles:
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How to Add Lighting Control to Your Home
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Grant Clauser - Technology and Web Editor, Electronic House
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. His latest book is Necessary Myths. Follow him on Twitter @geclauser.

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