I'm doing a renovation with new electric wiring done by an electrician and would like to ask you guys for suggestions for the setup.
I read a lot about Hubitat and I think I'm going for this hub, also after seeing the active/helpful community here
I'm planning on having the following functions:
2 ceiling lights in the living room, two ceiling lights and a light strip in the kitchen, 3 in the corridor, light strip and ceiling light in the bathroom and 2 lights on the terrace.
I'm planning to have lights which can function as a warm and a cold light (during the night/day). One ceiling light in the living room should also have a colors option.
I want to be able to control the lights per voice command (I currently have an echo/Alexa, but I'm planning to get Google home devices for several rooms), including on/off but also light intensity, color, and warm/cold settings. It would be nice to have a "movie mode", morning/day mode and a night mode for the entire lighting.
I'm thinking I need smart switches to avoid manually turning of the lights and not being able to turn them on again with voice command.
I heard somewhere that Google Home would identify which room you're in so the simple voice command "turn lights on" would only work in the same room.
The lights should automatically turn on with the "warm" setting at night (when using the wall switch).
I also want a routine which can turn off all lights at night (which I figure is easy to do with Alexa/Google).
I'm installing electric (outside) blinds in the bedroom (overall: 3 motors and 3 separate up/down switches), which I plan on controlling using a Shelly-like device behind the wall switch and voice command with Google Home/Alexa. Would you recommend this kind of device or just getting smart switches for the blinds? They're not installed yet.
I want to install the tado system (or a similar EU heating control system) for my gas heating, so that I could have temperature control in the living room and two bedrooms).
Audio setup in the living room with multiple speakers, but also two speaker cables going to the terrasse. Is there a way to have music played only using the terrasse speakers and not the ones inside using voice command? Also, does Google Home also support the "party" feature where you could have the same music playing on all (echo) devices throughout the house?
There's so much information and it's getting pretty confusing. I'm looking for cost effective and reliable solutions. I live in the EU.
I'm hoping to plan this right, so I'd take any advice you can give for the right setup. I'm not really thinking of adding way more complicated features in the future - maybe a motion sensor on the terrace.