Don't skimp on wiring.
For the digital home to work smoothly, you're going to need substantial wiring and cabling. Whether you're installing it or hiring a professional, plot out where you'll need the wires. Create a simple sketch of the room's layout and the placement of every piece of electronic equipment. When installing, don't skimp on the length or quality of wires that connect the components. And think about installing extra wires in rooms or hallways currently without electronics. There's no telling when you might want speakers in the kitchen or an intercom system throughout your home.