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Whether or not you're looking forward to the day when you build electronic houses that anticipate your clients' every whim, there are several uncomplicated devices — thermostats and sensors — that can be used today to make a house "smarter." Wiring these controls into standard 110-volt circuits offers greater comfort, convenience, and even energy savings in rooms such as the bath, which are full of systems that are used sporadically. Two sets of controls I use mainly in master bathrooms are not expensive, nor are they difficult to install. However, both involve wiring and that carries serious liability, particularly in wet areas like the bathroom. If you aren't licensed or qualified to do the electrical, hire someone who is and make