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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

14February

The Luxury Touch: What Sets Premium Lighting Control Systems Apart

Set the Bar High with Home Lighting Automation

The Luxury Touch: What Sets Premium Lighting Control Systems Apart

How often have you seen advertisements for products that are “gourmet,” “luxury,” or “high-end”? These terms on their own are used far too liberally to describe goods and services that are above average at best. This problem is particularly pervasive in the home design and décor sphere, which makes it difficult for wealthy homeowners to identify the right contractor for their needs.

Posted in Elements, Home Lighting Automation Atlanta GA, Home Lighting Automation

02February

Get Dressed in Style with a Luxurious Walk-in-Closet

Make Sure to Include These Must-have Features in Your Dressing Room

Get Dressed in Style with a Luxurious Walk-in-Closet

Having a large walk-in closet or dressing room is one of the greatest perks of living in a luxury home. Everyone loves having a bigger space to store their clothes and get ready in the morning, but for real fashionistas, this becomes the perfect opportunity to show off their unique style. Unlike any other area in your home, this space is intimately yours. Revel in a vintage atmosphere or let your personality shine through with bold colors and designs. Need some help getting started? The features highlighted in this article can be found in luxury homes belonging to clothing designers, actors, singers and sports stars.

Posted in Spaces

02February

7 Creative Ideas to Finish Off Your Home Theater Design

The Accessories that Take Your Theater to the Next Level

7 Creative Ideas to Finish Off Your Home Theater Design

What does it take to create a home theater capable of plunging you into the traditional cinema experience? A high-quality screen, projector, and surround system are all must-haves, but the right equipment is just one piece of the puzzle. It’s the interior design aspects that take great sound and visuals and transform them into a theater. Putting together a bunch of accessories for a specific theme is an easy way to achieve that goal, but what if you want a traditional feel for your Cherry Hill, NJ home theater design? Consider the ideas listed below as a way to take your private cinema from good to great.

Posted in Elements, Home Theater Design Cherry Hill NJ, Home Theater Design

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

02February

What Are the Best Music Streaming Services?

Get Quick, Intuitive Access with a Wireless Audio System

What Are the Best Music Streaming Services?

Audio reproduction has completely transformed over the past century due to significant technological advancements, changing the way we interact with our favorite music. Every new approach—whether it be the vinyl record, compact disc or digital downloads—was about finding a balance between convenience and quality. About five years ago, streaming became the latest technology to transform the music industry, allowing users to access thousands of songs at the press of a button.

Posted in Wireless Audio, Wireless Audio Mission Viejo CA, Elements

02February

Build the Ideal Home Office

Start with Home Wi-Fi Networking

Build the Ideal Home Office

Every space in your home has unique functions and, therefore, unique requirements. However, there is one element that every room needs to function at its highest level: access to secure, reliable Wi-Fi. Your devices should work without lag times in every area of your Indianapolis, IN home, but strong home Wi-Fi networking is especially important in your office. The office should always be ready for you when you’re ready to work, even if ten other wireless devices are in use throughout the rest of your home. When designing the perfect home workspace, start by building a reliable and powerful Wi-Fi system that can support your many technologies. Continue reading to learn more.

Posted in Home Wi-Fi Networking, Elements, Home WiFi Networking Indianapolis IN

31January

How Far We’ve Come: the Evolution of Smart Home Automation

Exploring the Innovations of Modern Technology

How Far We’ve Come: the Evolution of Smart Home Automation

Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the idea of a smart home was pervasive throughout science fiction movies and television. Shows like the Jetsons depicted homes full of robots and wall-to-wall devices, where all you had to do was push a button, and the smart technology throughout the home would automatically fulfill your request.

Posted in Smart Home Automation Dallas TX, Smart Home Automation, Elements

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

02February

Hide TVs Using Wall Mounts

Protect Your Home’s Interior Design with These Installation Tips

Hide TVs Using Wall Mounts

With a variety of hidden TV and speaker options available for your Atlanta, GA home, entertainment systems don’t have to be an eyesore. When it comes to your televisions, you can hide them behind artwork, in the ceiling, or in specialty furniture. In this article, we showcase the real stars behind your hidden TVs: lifts and mounts.

Posted in Hidden TVs Atlanta GA, Elements, Hidden TVs

02February

5 Ways to Access Your Favorite Music with Multi-Room Audio

Take Control of Your System Just the Way You Want It

5 Ways to Access Your Favorite Music with Multi-Room Audio

Everyone likes to enjoy their favorite music in completely different ways. Some may want to immerse themselves in sound in a listening room, while others want music playing softly in the background when cooking or hosting friends. Why shouldn’t there be some variety on how you manage music as well? One of the benefits of a multi-room audio system is that you can also control how you access your music in your Minneapolis, MN home. Read on to learn the many ways you can manage your music to find the one that makes the most sense for you:

Posted in Multi-room Audio, Elements, Multi-Room Audio Minneapolis MN

24January

Raise a Glass to Pliny the Younger!

Discover the Best Beer You May Never Taste

Raise a Glass to Pliny the Younger!

Have you heard of Pliny the Younger? You may know of the man: a magistrate of Ancient Rome who lived through the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Through letters he wrote, he provided some of the only firsthand accounts of this historic disaster. While all that is impressive, a new Pliny the Younger is taking center stage this February. It is a beer, produced by the Russian River Brewing Company, that comes to us only once a year for a limited time and in limited quantity. This brew has created quite the commotion among craft beer aficionados for its unique taste. The combination of its popularity and limited availability makes Pliny the Younger a hard beer to find. Continue reading to discover more about this exclusive creation and tips for snagging a taste.

Posted in Life, Bespoke

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