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17March

Get a Head Start on Your Kentucky Derby House Party

As You Design Your Celebration, Embrace Tradition

Get a Head Start on Your Kentucky Derby House Party

For some, the first Saturday in May is always special with the classic running of the rose from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. But the next best thing to going is to host your own Derby party. From the fashionable hats to the festive food, the Kentucky Derby provides us all with an opportunity for a little Southern hospitality. If you’re planning on hosting a get-together, we’re offering a quick guide to all the traditions and how to bring them home. Continue reading to learn more and see if you can finish in under two minutes! 

Posted in Life, Bespoke

17March

Back to the Basics of Home Wi-Fi Networking

Get Started with Networking

Back to the Basics of Home Wi-Fi Networking

We all use our home Wi-Fi network on a daily basis, but how much do you really know about how it works? The strength of the wireless connection in your Dallas, TX home can truly impact how you experience the different technologies you own. From your laptop to your smart TV, each is limited by the speed of your wireless network. If you haven’t optimized the connection, how do you expect to stream your favorite show on your 4K television while your son downloads a new video game? Learning the basics can help on the path to seamless integration between technology and your lifestyle. Continue reading to get started. 

Posted in Home Wi-Fi Networking, Home Wi-Fi Networking Dallas TX, Elements

17March

Incorporate Nature into Your Home Interior Finishes

Instill Life and Vivacity in Each Room

Incorporate Nature into Your Home Interior Finishes

Why restrict the beauty of nature to your outdoor spaces? The addition of living walls, hydroponics gardens, and potted plants within the interior areas of modern homes is rapidly growing in popularity among Atlanta, Georgia homeowners, and with good reason. If you would like to embrace the peacefulness and vibrancy that comes from incorporating plants as part of your home interior finishes, then read on. 

Posted in Elements, Home Interior Finishes Atlanta GA, Home Interior Finishes

20February

Bravas Identifies Top Breakthrough Technologies

4 Trends Worth Your Time and Attention

Bravas Identifies Top Breakthrough Technologies

Technology is always evolving, always advancing, and always promising something big and better with added convenience and ease-of-use capabilities. The same can be said about the home tech front where not much stands still, and over the past six months homeowners and tech aficionados alike have been paying closer attention to some of those changes.

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14February

Where You Should Be Installing Speakers

Hidden Speakers Go With Everything

Where You Should Be Installing Speakers

An intelligently designed home seamlessly incorporates technology into each space, while preserving your unique style. If you’ve thought of adding an audio system to your Houston, TX home, but you were dissuaded by the idea of bulky equipment cluttering up your spaces, consider hidden speakers. Using such technology still allows for opportunities to install an audio system of your choice. If you want full sound without the inconvenience, continue reading as we cover some of the best locations to install hidden speakers.

Posted in Elements, Hidden Speakers Houston TX, Hidden Speakers

17March

Which Wireless Speakers Are the Right Fit for Your Home?

Find a Solution that Offers Reliable High-Quality Sound

Which Wireless Speakers Are the Right Fit for Your Home?

When shopping for wireless speakers, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. With products ranging from $50 to $2,000, there’s a huge variety of wireless audio options. As you try to figure out which ones make the most sense for your Minneapolis, MN home, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration. Never invest in a system simply because it's the most expensive or highest rated. Do the necessary research to see which one fits your particular preferences, starting with the questions below:

Posted in Wireless Audio, Wireless Audio Minneapolis MN, Elements

17March

Debunking 5 Common Smart Home Automation Myths

Break Past the Misconceptions about Smart Homes

Debunking 5 Common Smart Home Automation Myths

Smart home automation is often a generalized and broad concept. As such, it’s easy for misinformation about home technology to spread. Whether you’re just now learning about the possibilities of automation in your Cherry Hill, NJ home or you consider yourself a smart home aficionado, it’s never a bad time to ensure you have an accurate idea of what automation can do for you. Read on to challenge your understanding against these five common myths. 

Posted in Smart Home Automation Cherry Hill NJ , Smart Home Automation, Elements

28February

Bravas Checklist: Get the Best Quality Lighting Control System

Follow Our Guide to Get You Started

Bravas Checklist: Get the Best Quality Lighting Control System

The list of lighting control benefits is lengthy, from added security and energy savings to increased comfort and productivity. This home technology is worth the investment and will keep the homeowner from struggling with an armful of groceries while fumbling with the keys as they attempt to find the light switch. Instead, owners can control the lights using their voice or via motion sensors. Isn’t it time you investigated this smart home must-have in more detail? Read through our handy checklist to get started.

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20February

Bravas Tells How to Personalize the Technology in Your Home

Focus on these Five Technologies

Bravas Tells How to Personalize the Technology in Your Home

One of the joys of home ownership is the ability to truly make your home yours — customizing and personalizing it to suit your tastes, your family, and your lifestyle. The paint colors you choose for the walls, the décor you display throughout the rooms, and the placement of the furniture all reflect your unique style and create an inviting place to call home.

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14February

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Hidden TVs

Give Your Equipment the Right Supporting Cast

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Hidden TVs

Neatly tucking away your entertainment equipment is an essential part of preserving your interior design. Depending on your space and style limitations, you can use hidden TVs that double as mirrors, hide behind pieces of artwork, disappear into nooks in the ceiling or fit within custom cabinetry. But it takes more than just choosing one of these solutions to create the ideal décor. Like any technology in your San Francisco, CA home, you need the perfect supporting cast. In this article, we discuss a few different approaches to get the most out of your hidden televisions.

Posted in Hidden TVs San Francisco CA, Elements, Hidden TVs

17March

3 Types of Multi-Room Audio

Find the Right System for Your Indianapolis Home

3 Types of Multi-Room Audio

As you consider adding multi-room music to your Indiana home, there may be a lot of questions that come to mind. Where will the speakers be placed? What other equipment will I need? Will my home need to be rewired? To make certain that all pieces work seamlessly together, seek the assistance of an audio professional and take some time to acquaint yourself with three different types of multi-room audio systems. 

Posted in Multi-room Audio, Multi-Room Audio Indianapolis IN, Elements

17March

Preserve Your Wine Collection with These High-Tech Solutions

Smart Technology Lets You Create the Ideal Environment in Your Wine Cellar

Preserve Your Wine Collection with These High-Tech Solutions

For wine connoisseurs, the wine cellar is one of the most important spaces in the home. It’s the perfect place to showcase collections that have been cultivated over years and in some cases even decades. Whether it’s your own private haven or a place you show off to friends and family, it’s important to create the perfect environment for your beloved collection. This means expertly managing access, temperature, humidity, and lighting. 

Posted in Spaces

28February

Bravas Designers Go Square on the Ceiling

Speakers Complement Lighting Fixtures

Bravas Designers Go Square on the Ceiling

When designing a new home or remodeling a fixer upper, homeowners rarely think about the ceilings. Instead, most of their design decisions center on fixtures, flooring, and countertop selection. However, the topology of our ceilings is changing. Interior design trends have shifted in the direction of square lighting fixtures, and these lines have carried over to square format built-in speakers.

Posted in Bravas

14February

Relax--All Over the World

The 5 Best Destination Spas Across the Globe

Relax--All Over the World

Traveling can be a huge adventure to have with a loved one. But sometimes, after taking in the sights and the culture of a foreign land, relaxation becomes an absolute necessity before heading home. Spending some time in a luxury spa or resort can truly create a “vacation from your vacation.” Then again, there’s nothing wrong with planning your trips around revitalizing your body and your mind! We have selected five of our favorite getaways, both near and far. Continue reading to see why it’s time to get out your passport.

Posted in Life, Bespoke

14February

How to Select the Best Window Treatments for Glass Architecture

Motorized Shades Offer the Best of Both Worlds

How to Select the Best Window Treatments for Glass Architecture

The growing popularity of glass walls in modern homes has had an interesting side effect: innovation in the form of motorized shades. Standard window treatments simply won’t look right with this glass architecture, leaving homeowners seeking an alternative way to maintain privacy, block the harmful rays of the sun, and add a décor element to the space. If you have found yourself facing this problem in your Baltimore, MD area home, then read on for a quick and simple guide to creating the perfect look and feel with motorized shades.

Posted in Elements, Motorized Shades Baltimore MD, Motorized Shades

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