Looking for some advice and suggestions.

We are due to have some major building work done (big extension) and taking the opportunity to “refresh” the rest of the house in terms of lighting, decorating, network, etc.

Looking at what options are currently around to automate lighting and curtains.

The work doesn’t stretch to a re-wire (not needed), so not feasible to go for systems that require star-wiring to central control modules.

After mainly single-room mood lighting control
- down-lighter dimming
- wall/table light dimming (running from wall sockets)
- curtain control

Control to be
- replacement wall “switches” (i.e. with scene-setting buttons)
- handheld remote
- dawn / dusk control
- possibly smartphone / API integration (main interest is making the house looked “lived-in”)

Thoughts / suggestions appreciated 😊