Let your home do the heavy lifting for you. Put it on a schedule from sunrise to sunset and control it all by either remote control or mobile device. Have the blinds up, the lights on and the coffee already going before you even roll out of bed, or wind down the day with dim lighting, soft music and cooler temperatures -- all with a couple taps. Or, add some voice commands so that you can talk to your home in one room and have what you need happen in another.
Home automation can be done to any degree of comfort. Whether you want only a couple of tasks completed every day or every function of your house running precisely on time, you can completely customize the level of automation.