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18 October 2016

Elevate Your Home with Light

Posted in Elements, Home Lighting Automation San Francisco CA, Home Lighting Automation

Use Lighting Automation to Enhance Your Home’s Style, Comfort, and Security

Elevate Your Home with Light

You take pride in your San Francisco, CA home. You have created a space for you and your family to feel warm, relaxed, and safe. But there is perhaps one element whose effect on your home experience you may have underestimated: the lighting. In order to maximize the feeling of sanctuary in your home, look to lighting automation. With the aid of a professional’s eye, automated lighting can highlight your home’s already impeccable style, simplify your life, and optimize your security. To learn how, read on. 

18 October 2016

How to Avoid these 4 Common Wi-Fi Networking Mistakes

Posted in Home Wi-Fi Networking, Elements, Home Wi-Fi Networking Atlanta GA

Make Sure You Have a Strong, Reliable Signal Throughout Your Home

How to Avoid these 4 Common Wi-Fi Networking Mistakes

The days when you could rely on your internet provider to set up your home’s Wi-Fi networking solution are in the past. That's because your network has become the backbone of a connected home, used for communicating with friends and family, working remotely, and enjoying your favorite entertainment. How can you ensure the network in your Atlanta, GA home is up to the task? In larger homes, you need to have a robust, well-designed network to avoid constant hassles and dead spots. In this blog, we discuss some of the mistakes you want to avoid when designing a network for your home. 

11 October 2016

High-Performance Audio Is Stronger Than Ever

Posted in Elements, High-Performance Audio Cherry Hill NJ, High Performance Audio

Take Advantage of High-Fidelity Sound in Your Southern New Jersey Home

High-Performance Audio Is Stronger Than Ever


When researching the best high-performance audio components, certain performance specifications can give you an indication of a specific product’s characteristics, but do they tell you everything? Full-range speakers with low distortion, and amplifiers with a lot of headroom are relevant parameters, but the proof is in the listening. What are the dimensions of your listening room? Is the room dedicated to music, or is the system going to be installed in a room used for other functions? What are your aesthetic concerns? After all, we may critically look at the gear as much as we critically listen to it. So, looks can and do count. But above all, what experience from our budding system do we seek?

10 October 2016

Take Your Home Theater Design Up a Notch

Posted in Elements, Home Theater Design, Home Theater Design Mission Viejo CA

3 Tips for Creating that Luxurious Home Theater Look

Take Your Home Theater Design Up a Notch


Any private home theater design presents an opportunity to personalize a movie experience unique to you. A lot of thought and strategy goes into creating a home theater design that is eye-catching, and perfectly optimized for that larger-than-life viewing experience. Here are three things to keep in mind when working with an AV professional to design a private theater in your Mission Viejo or seaside California home.

10 October 2016

3 Advantages of Hidden TVs in Luxury Homes

Posted in Elements, Hidden TVs Indianapolis IN, Hidden TVs

Enhance Your Lifestyle with a Television that Appears When You Need it

3 Advantages of Hidden TVs in Luxury Homes


When you walk into a modern luxury home, the two things you’re sure to find are high-end décor and smart electronics. As wonderful as it is to have smart control of your home technology, the focus should be on the more elegant features of your home, such as the designer gourmet range in your kitchen or collectible artwork in the foyer.

The best designers know how to blend these elements together so that homeowners gain all of the benefits of smart electronics while keeping the focus on the décor. One great way to accomplish this is with hidden TVs, which are fully accessible whenever you want them, but invisible to the eye whenever not in use. In this Elements article, we cover the main ways that hidden TVs can enhance your Indianapolis, IN home. Keep reading to learn how.

10 October 2016

Host Better Parties with Home Lighting Automation

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

Entertain Friends and Family with Smart Control of Your Lights

Host Better Parties with Home Lighting Automation

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start preparing to host friends and family. Getting your luxury home ready is going to take more than some late spring cleaning; why not invest in design and technology upgrades that leave a lasting impression? One upgrade to consider is a home lighting automation system. With intuitive control of your lights, it’s easier than ever to be a gracious host this holiday season. Read on to learn the many ways you can use this technology in your Atlanta, GA home.

13 September 2016

Keep Your Interior Design Clean with Custom Home Finishes

Posted in Elements, Home Interior Finishes, Home Interior Finishes Mission Viejo CA

Outlets and Wall Switches – Now You Don’t See Them in Your California Home

Keep Your Interior Design Clean with Custom Home Finishes

Ask home designers how they feel about faceplates, switches, and other electrical wall components, and they’ll tell you that outlets are more than just an eyesore—they’re a necessary evil that obstructs an otherwise seamless and clean design. The standard white faceplates that jut out of the wall draw your eye immediately as if shouting out “I don’t belong here.” But what if you could avoid those eyesores in your Mission Viejo residence with aesthetically conscious home interior finishes? Keep reading to learn how.

13 September 2016

5 Steps to Building a High-Performance Audio System

Posted in Elements, High Performance Audio Dallas TX, High Performance Audio

Invest in the Right Gear to Get the Most Out of Your Favorite Music

5 Steps to Building a High-Performance Audio System

All the memories and emotions of your favorite music come rushing back to you on a great-sounding music system. And while speakers are the most important element for improving sound quality, it takes more than expensive speakers to get things just right. 
A high-performance audio system is more than the sum of its parts. It’s a total environment encompassing comfort, acoustics, and system performance. Herein, we explain how you can create the ultimate listening experience in your Dallas, TX home.

18 October 2016

3 Facets of a Luxury Multi-Room Audio System

Posted in Multi-room Audio, Elements, Multi-room Audio Baltimore MD

The Must-Have Features for Your Home

3 Facets of a Luxury Multi-Room Audio System

For many people, music is an essential part of life. It invigorates the soul in the morning and soothes us during the evening. Music is well known to have a significant impact on mood, productivity, and even health. That’s why it makes sense to create the perfect environment for music enjoyment in your Baltimore, MD home. Elevating the quality of music to its highest potential requires more than just off-the-shelf speakers stuck on bookshelves and end tables. Below, we discuss the features that turn a regular multi-room audio system into one that is fit for a luxury home.

17 October 2016

How Smart Lighting is Tailor-Made to Fit Your Needs

Posted in Elements, Home Lighting Control Houston TX, Home Lighting Control

Give Your Space a More Personal Feel with Customized Control

How Smart Lighting is Tailor-Made to Fit Your Needs

Few things can infuse elegance into your home better than the right type and quality of light. Through a home lighting control system, you can easily manage the lights to showcase the best interior features while improving your day-to-day living. Have direct control over each fixture from the device of your choice and find the perfect settings for your bedroom, media room, and outdoor spaces. Elevate the look and feel of your Houston, TX luxury home by taking advantage of these four customizable features.

11 October 2016

Wear an Iconic Timepiece

Posted in Life, Bespoke

Auction Houses Offer Rare and Vintage Pieces

Wear an Iconic Timepiece

Wristwatch ownership offers many advantages and pleasures beyond accurately measuring time. Just like people find value in owning and wearing fine jewelry, the same can be said about wristwatches. For the practical buyer, the value of watches is often entirely emotional, meaning every penny spent buys you greater emotional satisfaction. Typically, any timepiece over $200 is more jewelry than watch and therefore one ought to forget about evaluating the item by adding up the cost of its components, calculating the value of precious metals or the mechanism inside. Savor the feeling you get when you slip a luxury watch around your wrist.

10 October 2016

Embrace the Latest Style Trends with Elegant Interior Finishes

Posted in Elements, Home Interior Finishes, Home Interior Finishes Minneapolis MN

Invest in Home Finishes that Enhance Your Interior Design

Embrace the Latest Style Trends with Elegant Interior Finishes


An eclectic approach to interior design has taken off in 2016 where designers look to match distinct styles throughout Minneapolis, MN homes to give it some added personality. From warm, relaxing tones in the bedroom to eye-popping patterns in the living room, every little detail is taken into account to create a beautiful, livable space. A big part of this design is to have home interior finishes in place that provide stylistic accents or minimize the influence of technology. Read on to see how custom finishes can help you embrace the latest style trends.

10 October 2016

Enjoy High Fidelity Audio with Hidden Speakers

Posted in Elements, Hidden Speakers Dallas TX, Hidden Speakers

Get Top Quality Sound without Any Clutter

Enjoy High Fidelity Audio with Hidden Speakers


Enjoying music the way it was meant to be heard requires high-end speakers carefully designed and engineered to provide clear, pure sound. Unfortunately, many homeowners feel like they have to choose between enjoying music throughout their home and keeping the interior design free of clunky speakers and audio equipment. The good news is that Dallas, Texas homeowners can have the best of both worlds with hidden speakers.

10 October 2016

The Art of Incorporating Technology in Glass Architecture

Posted in Spaces

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.

13 September 2016

How to Get High-Quality, Invisible Sound in Your Home

Posted in Elements, Hidden Speakers Indianapolis IN, Hidden Speakers

Enjoy Your Favorite Music Without Sacrificing Your Style

How to Get High-Quality, Invisible Sound in Your Home

Making room for your favorite entertainment doesn’t have to disrupt your luxury home’s interior décor. Designers have a variety of ways to make your equipment blend in with the rest of your Indianapolis, IN home.

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