Retrofit Wiring For Smarter Homes

Retrofit Wiring

What Is "A Retrofit" Wire Installation?

The term “Retrofit” means Installing or providing a component or feature in a home that was not fitted, wired or installed during the original construction phases.

Retrofitting a home with wires for home automation technology can become expensive.

For example, when interior walls are down during a new construction Pre-wire, the charge to run a single speaker wire is $80.00.

BUT… During a Retrofit Installation of that same speaker we usually have to crawl through hot attics and cut/repair drywall where needed. This causes the average Retrofit wire to cost around $175 to run (including all wire, labor, terminations and wall plates.


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Retrofit Wiring For A Smarter Home

Even if your home wasn’t originally optimized to support smart systems, you can still take full advantage of technological advances and enjoy comfort and convenience now and for years to come.

What Is Retrofit Wiring?

The term ‘retrofit’ means installing a component or feature in a home or commercial property that was not fitted, wired, or installed during the original construction. When a home has already been built and access to the attic is limited, retrofit wiring is an effective solution. This service allows any homeowner in just about any property to update their wiring infrastructure to support cutting-edge smart technology and meet the demands of the modern household.

Personalized Retrofit Wiring Services

Our team of local smart home wiring experts tailors each retrofit service to meets the unique challenges presented by each property. We also work closely with you to ensure your new smart system not only integrates seamlessly into your lifestyle now, but also in years to come. The team at Smarter Homes has more than a decade of experience optimizing homes for smart technology – we’ve seen it all before. We have the skills and equipment to transform your existing property into a technologically-advanced smart home. If you’re ready to enjoy the convenience of smart automation in your audio video, heating and cooling, security, and lighting systems, contact us. Get in touch today to learn more about our retrofit wiring services.


*The calculated home technology budget range you will receive will includes parts, labor & accessories (Tax not included)
(a round number is OK)
Numerous structures on the property: Dock, Casita, Guest House, Barn, Gate etc. Check all that apply.
Prewire installation calculations assume you would like your home fully wired for ALL home automation technologies shown throughout the budget calculator, including 'future-ready' wiring. Prewire pricing can vary substantially based on what features you would like in your home. The wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring, not for electrical.
Prewire pricing will vary based on exactly what features you would like in your home. Read this article about the importance of wiring/cabling in today's "wireless" world. Your local Smarter Homes integrator is the best resource for exact prewire pricing. Wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring only, not electrical.
Keep in mind that our modern lifestyle and our home's automation technology systems are extremely reliant on a quality network and Wi-Fi system. Most homes are moving towards enterprise-grade hardware and away from the types of network products you could buy in an office supply store or a consumer computer store. We recommend that all homeowners consider the network and Wi-Fi system to be the most important system and installation within the home.
Higher-quality sound or higher-grade architectural finished speakers can range from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 PER ROOM
Basic background music system pricing ranges from $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 per room including all equipment, labor, and programming.
Range includes video sources such as AppleTV, a Blu-ray player, satellite receiver, and remotely-locating them for best aesthetics. A basic soundbar is included for better audio.
This is called “video distribution” and reduces the amount of audio/video equipment located at each TV location/room.
A surround sound system creates an immersive sound experience, much like a dedicated home theater room, though in a dual-purpose room such as a Family Room, Master Bedroom, etc. If you would like more than one surround system location, click on the "Add Another Surround System" button below
Typically, homeowners want to see the following areas: front of house, front door, driveway / gate, sides of house, and pool. If you are more concerned about security, you may want to add cameras for the perimeter of your property. Good-quality cameras see about 75 feet of distance on average. The high range of the budget estimate includes higher resolution cameras, better night vision, and longer surveillance recording time.
The installation of a lighting control system reduces wall clutter, allows preset lighting scenes at the push of a button, increases security through programming automation, and adds convenience.
Motorized shades add beauty, convenience, address privacy concerns, and can be used to save energy. If desired, provide your best guess on how many windows/shades you want to motorize. The higher-end of the budget range includes higher-end fabrics, large windows, and dual-roller shades (both sheer and privacy shades on one window).
For example, a house music app, an app to operate your TV, an app for lighting automation, an app for locks, an app for cameras, an app to open close garage doors & gates, etc. Or do you want to control the entire house through a single unified app that controls all the automation systems within the home?
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