The main intention of this project is to design a home automation system with touch screen based control panel. In order to achieve this, a touch panel is interfaced to the micro controller on the transmitter side which sends ON/OFF commands to the receiver where the loads are connected. By touching the particular portion on the touch screen panel, the loads can be turned ON/OFF remotely. Furthermore, this project is developed by using GSM modem interfaced to the control unit. By using this modem, a user can control home appliances by sending an SMS.