DIY smart home: Here’s how you can save thousands

DIY Smart Home

This story is part of an ongoing DIY smart home series. Be sure to check out the latest installments to follow the renovation process from start to finish.

Despite my knowledge of smart home devices, I still feel intimidated by building an automated and affordable smart home for myself. So it’s only natural that readers with even less experience than me might look to a professionally installed system.

Such was the case with one reader, who, after seeing my DIY smart home series, asked for my thoughts after being quoted $6,000 for a smart home control system.