Home automation is a fast developing field of computer science and electronics. Companies are offering many different products for home automation. Ranging anywhere from complete systems for building management and control, to simple smart lights that can be connected to the internet. These products offer the user greater living comfort and lower their expenses by reducing the energy usage. This thesis shows the development of a simple home automation system that focuses mainly on the enhancement of living comfort. We have developed a system that can control lighting and window blinds through a local or remote web interface. It also shows what can be achieved with an investment of a small amount of money.