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15June

How to Plan Your Next Philanthropic Event

5 Steps to Making Your Fundraiser a Success

How to Plan Your Next Philanthropic Event

Your charitable foundation cannot do good work without the support of the community. Organizing a formal fundraising gala or dinner can help engage your neighbors, support a specific cause, raise awareness about the work, and raise a significant amount of money. Planning and executing a large, formal event takes a lot of work, and it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we walk you through the process from the initial stages of planning the black-tie affair to completion of the fundraiser. Continue reading to learn more.

Posted in Philanthropy, Life

03May

The Best Way to Enjoy High-Performance Audio

For Audiophiles in Atlanta, a Listening Room is a Must-Have

The Best Way to Enjoy High-Performance Audio

Deciding you want the highest quality audio equipment is just the first step. The next decision is where and how you want to enjoy that high-performance audio in your Georgia home. There are a lot of great options, such as multi-room audio, but if you’re seeking an environment that focuses on quality sound, we recommend a dedicated listening room.

Posted in High-Performance Audio Atlanta GA , Elements, High Performance Audio

02May

Should You Participate in the Latest Home Interior Trend?

Just Go Faux It

Should You Participate in the Latest Home Interior Trend?

When it comes to selecting the best materials for your Houston, TX home, your first thought is probably not “faux.” It may be surprising then that faux materials are trending this year among high profile designers. The reason, these materials are engineered to look as good as the real thing while having more functionality. Whether it’s wood, marble, or foliage, you may find that the imitation home interior finishes have more value for your home than you might think. To learn more, continue reading. 

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Houston TX , Elements, Home Interior Finishes

17April

Here’s What to Add to Your Bookshelf this Summer

A Guide to Smart and Edifying Summertime Reading

Here’s What to Add to Your Bookshelf this Summer

The warm weather months are often when we look to refresh. It’s the time that we can take a break, whether that means fewer appointments, sending the kids to summer camp, or a beach vacation. Take advantage of the sunny pauses in your hectic schedule and choose a summer read. But what should you be reading? Of course, you can find a nice beach read full of intrigue and suspense, or you could choose a book that expands your thinking or gain further insight on a topic of interest before the business of fall picks back up. We suggest the latter. Whether you choose one of the recommendations listed below or have your own bucket list of books, make the summer an edifying season.

Posted in Life, Bespoke

13April

Can Your Multi-Room Audio Sound Better?

4 Ways to Improve Your Whole Home System

Can Your Multi-Room Audio Sound Better?

Whether your Dallas, TX home already has a multi-room audio system, or you’re thinking of installing one, you’ll want to make sure it’s working to it’s fullest potential. Many factors can affect your audio. If the quality of your sound is faltering, it can seem daunting to find the problem. In this article, we will cover four places you can make an adjustment to improve your home’s system. Continue reading to learn more.

Posted in Multi-room Audio, Multi-room Audio Dallas TX, Elements

15June

Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Smart Technology Tips

Give Your Friends and Family a Touch of Comfort and Luxury When They Visit

Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Smart Technology Tips

As the summer months approach, you need a guest house designed to make visitors feel at home whenever they come over. With easy-to-use technology, you can create a welcoming space for your friends and family that’s comfortable and lets them enjoy their favorite entertainment. The right amenities help them maintain a level of autonomy during their stay. Below we highlight some guest house design tips and technology that help you provide a safe, welcoming and fun environment.

Posted in Spaces

03May

Visible vs. Hidden Speakers: Which is Right for Your Home?

Choose the Audio Design that Makes Sense for You

Visible vs. Hidden Speakers: Which is Right for Your Home?

The ability to fill your home with music is a common feature of luxury homes, and yet there are many different avenues to achieve the goal of high-performance audio. One big decision that homeowners in the Baltimore, Maryland area must face is whether to invest in hidden speakers or opt for less discrete audio options. Below, we cover the key differences and advantages to each option.

Posted in Hidden Speakers Baltimore MD, Elements, Hidden Speakers

02May

Embrace the Spring Weather with Smart Landscape Lighting

Enhance Your Design and Control Options with These Outdoor Lighting Tips

Embrace the Spring Weather with Smart Landscape Lighting

It's the perfect time to head outdoors in Mission Viejo, CA and enjoy the cool spring weather while watching the sunset from your patio or hosting friends for a barbecue. If you're going to be spending more time outdoors, the right landscape lighting solution will not only help you show off your best features, but it will also make your pool, patio, and backyard more enjoyable. Below we highlight some of the ways you can use home lighting automation to enhance your outside spaces. 

Posted in Home Lighting Automation Mission Viejo CA, Elements, Home Lighting Automation

13April

Choose the Right Bulb Type for Use in Your Lighting Control System

Embrace LED Solutions for Added Control and Efficiency

Choose the Right Bulb Type for Use in Your Lighting Control System

From your home office to your private theater, each room in your Minneapolis residence has different lighting needs. For this reason, a home lighting control system is ideal in that it lets you choose the unique settings for each space. But before investing in a smart lighting solution, you want to make sure you have the right foundation. This means using the proper technology to take advantage of your lighting control fully. In this article, we explain the primary options available for your home and show you why LED stands out from the competition.

 

Posted in Home Lighting Control Minneapolis MN, Elements, Home Lighting Control

13April

Does Your Wi-Fi Network Cover Your Entire Property?

Home Wi-Fi Networking Should Give Reliable Access to Every Space

Does Your Wi-Fi Network Cover Your Entire Property?

When it comes to home Wi-Fi networking for large properties, the standard solutions offered by internet service providers throughout New Jersey simply don’t cut it. The ISP-provided routers and setups are designed for average-sized households, and even then, they don’t do a very good job.

A basic router’s range is just 150 feet indoors, so if you’re trying to get a reliable Wi-Fi in rooms beyond that, you’re not going to be happy with the result. The challenge for many homeowners in the Cherry Hill area is finding strong networking solutions for 3,000+ square foot homes (let alone coverage that extends to outdoor areas).

Posted in Home Wi-Fi Networking Cherry Hill NJ, Home Wi-Fi Networking, Elements

17May

The Best Way to Relax Indoors

Rec Rooms Add to a Homeowner’s Quality of Life

 The Best Way to Relax Indoors

Many homeowners today choose to allot one room of the house as a space for relaxation. Each household has its own version and label: home theater room, games room, private bar, man-cave, etc., but all of this falls under one designation – recreation room or rec room for short. If you’re looking to have a spot which creates the right atmosphere for unwinding, then a rec room is what you need.

Posted in Spaces

02May

Avoid the Most Common Home Theater Design Mistakes?

Preserve Your Style While Creating an Unforgettable Movie Watching Experience

Avoid the Most Common Home Theater Design Mistakes?

Installing a home theater system sounds simple enough. Plug in a few speakers, add a projector and screen, choose comfortable seats and you're ready to go. But if you're looking to truly recreate the theater experience, it takes a lot of planning to fashion a home theater design that reflects your personality and offers the best audio and video possible. Without the right foundation, you could end up with an installation that misses the mark. Read on to avoid these common theater design mistakes in your San Francisco, CA home. 

Posted in Home Theater Design San Francisco CA , Elements, Home Theater Design

17April

Showcase Your Luxury Cars in the Ultimate Tech Garage

Create the Perfect Home for Your Prized Collection with the Right Technology

Showcase Your Luxury Cars in the Ultimate Tech Garage

When it comes to high-end car collectors, a dimly lit, dusty garage isn’t going to cut it for these most prized possessions. Instead, such cars deserve a luxury home of their own where collectors can show them off to friends and family. Just as these beautiful cars hide impressive technology under the hood, the same should be true of the garage housing them. From motorized shades to smart surveillance, these technology features help you showcase your favorite collection.

Posted in Spaces

13April

What’s New in Wireless Audio?

What to Expect for the Future of Home Audio

What’s New in Wireless Audio?

“Trend” can have a negative connotation as something passing. However, when it comes to wireless audio, these innovations are poised to improve the way you listen to music. Whether you have already installed your audio system or you’re in the market to purchase one, the latest developments in wireless technology can mean better sound quality throughout your whole Indianapolis, IN home. To learn more about what you can expect, continue reading.

Posted in Wireless Audio, Wireless Audio Indianapolis IN , Elements

13April

A Glimpse into the Professional Home Theater Design Process

Our Method for Turning Your Dream Theater into a Reality

A Glimpse into the Professional Home Theater Design Process

Our Method for Turning Your Dream Theater into a Reality

When you choose to work with a Bravas partner, you’re getting the assurance and skill that comes from years of experience. Over those years, each Bravas partner has fine-tuned their process for designing and implementing private cinemas that are truly exceptional. If you’re considering adding a theater to your Atlanta, Georgia home, you probably want to know what you can expect.

Below, we outline the steps that quality integrators include in their home theater design and installation process.

Posted in Home Theater Design Atlanta GA, Elements, Home Theater Design

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