(I posted a version of this at the ST community, but my setup will be all in on Hubitat by the time this project finishes, so I thought I'd ask here to see if there are other options)
Soon my kitchen will get gutted and we will be without it for 3-4 weeks. While the cabinets and backsplash are being replaced, I'll have the opportunity to replace 4+ outlets and 4+ switches. I'm wondering what I should do in 3 areas:
As it is a kitchen, all the outlets are GFCI on individual circuits (as best as I can tell). I don't actually need controlled outlets in there; my thought was only to install a Zigbee and a Z-wave outlet just as repeaters. But since GFCI controlled outlets doesn't seem to a thing (I've just read 3-4 threads about that), I'm wondering if I should just remain with regular dumb outlets.
I guess I'm stuck with dumb, tamper resistant 20A outlets. Are there other repeaters I could/should hide in the outlet box? (I've got 2 plug-in Iris plug as Zigbee/Z-wave repeaters in the kitchen now)
I'm going to take this opportunity to put in controlled switches for the various sets of lights. None are currently on dimmers, but I'm thinking of using dimmers. Z-wave or Zigbee doesn't matter to me (I think). The switches control various gangs of BR-30 LEDs: 4, 3, and two sets of 2. Only one of the switches is 3-way.
(All my bulbs in the kitchen are dimmable LED BR-30s inside recessed cans)
Zooz and Inovelli are the two I've seen recommended. I think I'm leaning towards the Inovelli switches at this point, possibly the Red.
My only smart dimmers right now are the old GE/Jasco 12724s (I've still got 2 new-in-box, but I've got 5 others installed around the house). They work "ok". At this point I would consider swapping them all out.
I wonder about smart switches that work with smart bulbs. I was considering using color bulbs and I thus wanted to be able to talk to them. I've never done that before. I might not, because I might reserve the color for (3) below.
I'm considering adding undercabinet lighting since I'll have an electrician in to do the work. Any recommendations for color controllable lighting? Again, either Zigbee or Z-wave is fine (I think).
I've got about a 15 plugin controlled outlets (some Ikea, most Iris) acting as Z-wave and Zigbee repeaters. Both meshes are really in great shape.
Recommendations for or against any particular products?