28 March 2017

3 Rooms that Benefit from Unexpected Entertainment

Posted in Hidden TVs Houston TX, Hidden TVs, Elements

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 Motorized Shades Atlanta GA, Motorized Shades, Elements

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, Home Lighting Control, Elements

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 Minneapolis MN, Wireless Audio, 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. 

17 March 2017

Preserve Your Wine Collection with These High-Tech Solutions

Posted in Spaces

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. 

28 February 2017

Bravas Checklist: Get the Best Quality Lighting Control System

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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.

20 February 2017

Bravas Identifies Top Breakthrough Technologies

Posted in Bravas

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.

28 March 2017

A Terminology Guide to High-Performance Audio

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

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 Bespoke, Life

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 Indianapolis IN, Multi-room Audio, 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. 

17 March 2017

Debunking 5 Common Smart Home Automation Myths

Posted in Smart Home Automation Philadelphia NJ , Smart Home Automation, Elements

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 Philadelphia, 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. 

17 March 2017

Incorporate Nature into Your Home Interior Finishes

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

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. 

28 February 2017

Bravas Designers Go Square on the Ceiling

Posted in Bravas

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.

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