13 April 2017

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

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

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.

 

13 April 2017

Can Your Multi-Room Audio Sound Better?

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

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.

13 April 2017

A Glimpse into the Professional Home Theater Design Process

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

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.

28 March 2017

3 Rooms that Benefit from Unexpected Entertainment

Posted in Hidden TVs Houston TX, Elements, Hidden TVs

Where to Add Hidden TVs

3 Rooms that Benefit from Unexpected Entertainment

As technology becomes an ever-increasing part of our lives, it doesn’t have to take over our homes’ style. By utilizing concealed technology like hidden TVs in your Houston, TX home, you can seamlessly integrate entertainment into your decor. One added benefit of hiding your screens is that you can easily add televisions to new rooms. In this article, we cover three spaces you may not have considered but could benefit from a hidden television. Continue reading to learn more. 

28 March 2017

5 Examples of the Versatility of Motorized Shades

Posted in Elements, Motorized Shades Atlanta GA, Motorized Shades

Find Uses for Smart Shades Throughout Your Atlanta, GA Home

5 Examples of the Versatility of Motorized Shades

It’s one thing to talk about the benefits and applications of smart window treatments, and it’s another to see real-life examples of it. Below, we share five images of rooms and describe how motorized shades added value to each space. As you read over each description, imagine how a similar solution might fit into the different spaces of your home.

 

17 March 2017

Upgrade to an Eco-Conscious Home with Smart Lighting Control

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

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with a Custom Solution

Upgrade to an Eco-Conscious Home with Smart Lighting Control

California has been at the forefront of the green home movement since 2011 when the state passed the CALGreen code requiring new homes meet certain green building standards. While the law focuses on reducing water consumption, building with renewable materials and reducing pollutants, there are other ways to make your Mission Viejo home environmentally friendly. A home lighting control system makes it easy to reduce your energy usage on a monthly basis in the following ways: 

17 March 2017

Which Wireless Speakers Are the Right Fit for Your Home?

Posted in Wireless Audio, Wireless Audio Minneapolis MN, Elements

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:

17 March 2017

Back to the Basics of Home Wi-Fi Networking

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

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. 

13 April 2017

What’s New in Wireless Audio?

Posted in Wireless Audio Indianapolis IN , Wireless Audio, Elements

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.

13 April 2017

Does Your Wi-Fi Network Cover Your Entire Property?

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

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).

28 March 2017

Can the Right Interior Design Enhance Your Well-Being?

Posted in Home Interior Finishes San Francisco CA, Elements, Home Interior Finishes

Boost Your Feng Shui with Custom Home Interior Finishes

Can the Right Interior Design Enhance Your Well-Being?

When it comes to designing a unique style for your luxury home, it’s not just about expressing your personality. There are a variety of studies that demonstrate the effect of interior design on your physical and mental well-being. Many people are familiar with this idea in the form of the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, which is all about creating harmony between a person and his or her surroundings. In this article, we explain how to use home interior finishes throughout your San Francisco, CA space to enhance relaxation, productivity and concentration. 

28 March 2017

A Terminology Guide to High-Performance Audio

Posted in High Performance Audio Baltimore MD, Elements, High Performance Audio

Go from Novice to Expert Audiophile

A Terminology Guide to High-Performance Audio

For luxury homes throughout the Baltimore, Maryland area, the average “off the shelf” sound system simply won’t do. But before you pick out a high-performance audio system from a respectable brand, you’re probably going to want to know what you’re buying. That’s why we’ve put together this starter guide that goes over some of the common terminologies you’ll hear from an AV installer and audiophile friends. Once you’ve mastered the lingo, take the equipment for a test drive, you might be surprised what you hear.

17 March 2017

How to Incorporate Crowdfunding into Your Investment Plan

Posted in Learning Community, Life

Wealthy Investors Look to Cash in On the Latest Trend in Venture Capital

How to Incorporate Crowdfunding into Your Investment Plan

Companies like Indiegogo and Kickstarter have changed the way that businesses and startups get their products from the testing stage through to large-scale production. Initially used as a simple way to reach out to friends and family, now billions of dollars are being exchanged on these crowdfunding sites. Huge success stories like Uber and Oculus Drift have only increased the number of investors looking to strike gold through these new platforms. As crowdsourcing lowers the cost of entry for capital investments, high-net-worth investors are wondering where they fit into this expanding landscape.

17 March 2017

Get a Head Start on Your Kentucky Derby House Party

Posted in Life, Bespoke

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! 

17 March 2017

3 Types of Multi-Room Audio

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

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. 

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