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Glenn Layton Homes Featured in Times-Union Article

In a recent issue of the Homes section of The Times-Union, they explore the growing trend in making technology a part of every new home. The home of the future is here and Jacksonville home builder Glenn Layton Homes is on the cutting edge of this modern approach to building new homes.

In a pieced titled Tech Takeover, the August 5 article explored how the newest smart homes are using integrated systems, voice control, and other new tools to make homes more convenient to use, as well as more efficient and functional. Glenn Layton’s HGTV Smart Home in 2013 was one of the first of its kind.

Built in the Jacksonville Beach community of Paradise Key, the home set the bar high on what smart homes can be. They were able to integrate technology that can be controlled via smartphone, such as light fixtures, locks, an impressive audio/visual center inside, as well as entertainment outside. In addition, they used smart construction in their overall design to ensure the home would be Gold LEED rated. This means that the home isn’t just convenient, it’s more environmentally friendly and helps save you money on your utilities for years to come.

Glenn Layton, the owner of the company, stays up to date on all of the technological changes that have occurred since he first built the HGTV Smart Home. Technology has grown and advanced as more smart home options are more readily available. His overall goal is to make life simpler and safer for the people who buy his homes. As a result, every home he builds includes a technology starter package worth $5,500. This package includes a full security system, smart locks, lighting controls, two security cameras, built-in wi-fi, and audio/visual technologies. There are additional smart home technologies that can be added to any home.

While some technologies remain on the pricier end, the reality is that smart home technology is here to stay. As improvements are made and new technologies developed, they will become incorporated into more and more homes. Glenn Layton himself is excited to see how these technologies will continue to grow and develop, creating homes that more intuitively meet their owners’ needs.

So if you’ve been fascinated by the ways that technology is being incorporated into homes and are considering your own smart home, turn to Glenn Layton Homes, the Jacksonville home builder who remains in the forefront of this exciting new way of building the coastal home of the future, today.

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