When it comes to home technology for the outdoors, it is all about entertaining. In the last decade, we have seen a huge push towards turning our yards into even more fun recreations of our interior spaces. A swimming pool is great, but a pool next to a kitchen, dining, and media room is even better.
When discussing homes today, conversations typically turn to home automation. Friends, neighbors, social media, and websites proclaim the best solutions and tools to make your home smart. But generic information can and does lead to some very poor outcomes. Talking with the BRAVAS team, we came up with this list of 10 mistakes we often see.
While most consumers probably think of integrators as “A/V Guys”, one of the products we most connect with is lighting control. Lighting control allows us to take a feature of the home most take for granted, and forge it into a defining aspect of how people see, experience, and enjoy their homes.
If you have a wall that is plagued with too many messy switches, you could suffer from ‘wall acne.’ Wall acne is common in most homes, yet unattractiveness is not the only problem. The real issue may be remembering what each switch controls. Read on to find out three steps to cleaning up your wall acne.
In a previous blog, we discussed openness factors when it comes to shade fabrics. But what should you do if you have a room that could use multiple fabrics in one application? Read on to find out how you can have the best of both worlds when it comes to shade fabrics.
More than 50 years ago, TVs served as furniture. They were large cabinets with intricate woodwork, and homeowners were proud to show them off. Now TVs tend to be on the wall, and our clients don’t really want to see them. Luckily, we have dozens of ways to hide TVs, including automated lifts, motorized artwork, and even one-of-a-kind NFT artwork! But what if you want to minimize the appearance of your wall-mounted TV on a budget? Read below for one of our favorite, and most affordable, tips.
For your home theater, getting the right tool to provide the image is essential. You may have seen ads for lamps, lasers, and short throw projectors. What is the difference, and when should you use each?
Recently Kevin Roach, the sales manager from BRAVAS Houston, met with Erin Stetzer of Stetzer Builders to discuss how A/V integrates into the modern luxury home. Their conversation covered so much information that you really need to watch the videos, but we have outlined some highlights below.
Choice is a great thing…until we have too much of it. In 2004 Barry Schwartz released a book entitled The Paradox of Choice, where he argues that reducing consumer choices also reduces shopper’s anxiety.
When it comes to motorized roller shades, the fabric options alone can be overwhelming. There are literally thousands of options, and that is just Lutron fabrics alone! Different colors, weaves, styles, and materials. There are eco-friendly fabrics, fabrics that guard against UV radiation, and even fabrics with trademarked technologies featuring fanciful names. How do you know what fabric will work for you?
In this article, we are going to cover one of the most important, but also most confusing, qualities of a sheer roller shade fabric, its openness factor.
So many of us love the look and picture on our Smart TVs but hate the sounds. You spend $1000 plus on a TV, and you can neither hear the dialog nor enjoy the sound. What is going on, and what can you do about it?