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07November

The Essential Technology Features for Your Private Luxury Spa

How Technology Adds Sophistication and Comfort to Your Spa Experience

The Essential Technology Features for Your Private Luxury Spa

Taking a trip around the world to visit the most incredible spas is always fun and interesting, but at the end of the day, nothing beats the convenience and comfort of having a spa in your own home. The benefits of a private spa at home are endless—you can customize every nook and cranny, include designer brands you use every day, and tailor the controls to your daily schedule. Here’s how you can incorporate technology to improve the experience in your personal spa.

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15August

Enjoy a Game of Golf Without the Handicaps

Don’t Worry About Weather or Tee Times with a Golf Simulator

Enjoy a Game of Golf Without the Handicaps

Tired of hosting friends and family in your living room or kitchen every time they come over? Why not create innovative multi-purpose rooms that have an entertainment option for everyone. They can have TVs, music, bars, and pool tables. For a truly unforgettable experience for yourself and guests, you can take your room to an entirely new level with a private golf simulator. Invite friends over for round of golf at a moment’s notice, without having to worry about the weather or finding a convenient tee time. You can also use the simulator to work on your skills between golf outings or to introduce new family members to the game.

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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.

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02January

How to Create the Ultimate Exercise Environment in Your Home

Take Advantage of Smart Control of Lights, Entertainment, and Climate

How to Create the Ultimate Exercise Environment in Your Home

Every December, men and women across the country come up with their resolutions for the coming year. Without exception, each year the most popular resolution has to do with staying fit. And without exception, by February the excuses are piling up as to why it didn’t happen: it’s too cold to work out outside, the nearest gym is too far away, the gym plays music too loudly. Start off on the right foot in 2017 with an exercise room in your home expertly designed to create the ideal workout environment.

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10October

The Art of Incorporating Technology in Glass Architecture

Enjoy Technology that Makes the Most of Gorgeous Views

The Art of Incorporating Technology in Glass Architecture

Floor-to-ceiling glass has become a staple of modern residential architecture. The glass design opens up a home to far more enjoyable views than wallpaper could ever offer, creating a seamless flow between your home’s interior and the natural outdoors. Glass architecture poses a unique challenge for smart home automation integration, where wiring and equipment are typically hidden in the walls. However, the best professionals have proven methods for combining the benefits of automation technology and glass architecture. Continue reading to learn how.

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16October

Sail in Luxury with Yacht Automation

Consider Adding Premier Technology to Your Yacht for the Ultimate Comfort

Sail in Luxury with Yacht Automation

Adding style and comfort to your luxury yacht is a primary concern when you entertain business partners, friends, and family, but have you considered adding professional audio, video, and automation controls to your boat? Your guests will be able to stay connected to the mainland through the use of a commercial-grade network, making it easy to watch cable TV or download a new movie. Your crew will also be able to easily tailor every part of your sea vessel for intimate dinners, cocktails at sunset and more.

Keep reading to discover how to elevate your yacht experience with luxury technology.  

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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.

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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. 

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08December

Consider the Piano Room

The Keys to Making Your Music Room Sing

Consider the Piano Room

A beautiful piece of music combines many ideas into one cohesive expression. When creating the ideal space to house your piano, the same principle can be followed. By establishing a total plan that brings together the features of the room, the qualities of the instrument, and how the piano will be used, everything will live in harmony. Consider learning how to find the right piano for your space.

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30August

Make Your Outdoor Spaces Amazing

Learn How to Make the Most of These Five Outdoor Spaces

Make Your Outdoor Spaces Amazing

Your home’s outdoor spaces should be inviting and useful, a place where you can relax and entertain with ease. If you really want to make your backyard stand out, this guide is for you. We’ve compiled the main features that you need to make every area of your outdoor space absolutely stunning. Read on to learn more.

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08September

Give a Spark to Your Outdoor Spaces with Smart Technology

Make Your Pool, Patio, and Backyard More Beautiful and Functional

Give a Spark to Your Outdoor Spaces with Smart Technology

When it comes to your home, the benefits of smart home technology are undeniable. Intuitive control makes it easy to enjoy movies, listen to music, or adjust the climate whether you're in the bedroom, media room or kitchen. But the perks don't have to end there. There are a variety of unique smart home solutions specifically designed for outdoor use. From irrigation systems to pool control, we've highlighted some excellent features that will help you get more out of your outdoor spaces.

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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.

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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.

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09November

5 Tips for Designing a Multipurpose Media Room

Create the Perfect Space for Your Favorite Activities

5 Tips for Designing a Multipurpose Media Room

Media rooms are an excellent way to give an underutilized space a meaning and purpose. However, properly designing a media room poses a challenge for many homeowners. After all, a media room isn’t quite a home theater. Yet it still requires many of the same features as a custom theater in order to provide a quality movie-watching experience while simultaneously remaining open and ready for other uses.

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