Savan Kotecha spent about $80,000 to modernize his 2,400-square-foot West Hollywood, Calif., home. Mr. Kotecha, a 34-year-old songwriter and vocal producer on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor,” is an admitted “Apple freak” who uses an iPad app made by home-automation company Crestron.
“It was totally worth it,” says Mr. Kotecha, who admits he’s thinking about installing even more high-tech features to his house.
A future of technology-integrated households is inevitable. Some people have decided to make the future happen today. I could care less about posting to twitter using my fridge, but being able to watch household security cameras and control lighting with an iPad would be awesome.