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Property know-how with George

This month property developer, architect and presenter of Channel 4’s The Restoration Man, George Clarke, takes a look at the smart tech for your home

I know I’m going to sound like an old man here, but I genuinely can’t believe how much home technology has moved on in the last 10 years and what is even more incredible is how affordable it now is. Years ago any automated technology in the home was very expensive and unpredictable and, if I’m honest I used to think that home automation was a slightly over the top expense that actually promoted laziness rather then doing anything clever.

The thought of being able to sit in your chair and turn on lights or close your blinds from a handheld device rather than actually getting off your backside and doing it yourself seemed like a huge waste of money to me. Obviously this technology had huge benefits for those with disabilities and for those less able to physically move around their homes easily, but for the rest of the population I just felt that it was an expensive way of being lazy. It doesn’t take a lot to get off the sofa and change the heating controls in your kitchen!

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Your Home delivers great value, easy to understand, inspiration for home decorating and improvements for every room in the house, in a contemporary and upbeat magazine. Refreshing editorial brings out the decorator in everyone, inspiring confidence and trust by showing how to make the most of their space.