Just throwing it out there, I've been considering putting in recessed wall tablets and the one thing that hit me was how big the hole is going to be
I figure if I ever sell my home the tablet and wall mount will need to stay (or be patched)
Anyone have any experience with selling a home (or buying one) with installed tablets, was it much of an issue for buyers?
No experience with selling a home, but a decent drywall guy can make that hole disappear. Personally I wouldn't worry about it.
When you cut the hole, cut it out neatly and save it. Then, its an easy DIY repair.
I would just leave the tablet in situ and the hubitat hub, market it as a smart home and add a few $$$ to the asking price .. The only thing I would consider in having a recess for a tablet is whether or not i’m going to have to patch and redecorate when the tablet needs upgrading and the dimensions change..
That was a concern too, but by all indications you get at least 3-4 years out of tablet so if it’s that long I don’t think I’d mind
IMHO, DIY HA systems like Hubitat are unlikely to add value to a home in the minds of most prospective buyers. Unless you happen to sell to another home automation enthusiast.
But I agree with others that even a tablet-sized hole in drywall is still an easy patch job for someone that knows what they’re doing. Especially if you save the cutouts (good idea @stephen_nutt)
So you should be fine either way.