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21 July 2017

Protecting Your Privacy in the Digital Age

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

Home Wi-Fi Networking Guidance for High Net Worth Individuals

Protecting Your Privacy in the Digital Age

Celebrities and high net worth individuals have always been prime targets for cybercrime. Whether it’s photos of your family or the password to your investment account, one hack is all it takes to put that information in the hands of criminals. According to a study by Juniper Research, the global cost of cybercrime is estimated to reach $2 trillion within two years. It’s a sobering thought, but there are some steps you can take to protect your information. Below, we cover the difference that a professional home Wi-Fi networking installation can make in keeping your life private and protected in your Houston, Texas home.

20 July 2017

Answers to 5 Essential Questions About Hidden Speakers

Posted in Hidden Speakers Viejo CA, Elements, Hidden Speakers

A Detailed Look into Bringing Invisible Sound to Your California Home

Answers to 5 Essential Questions About Hidden Speakers

When it comes to designing music systems for our luxury clients, many want their sound to be heard but not seen. That means no large black speakers or bulky AV equipment ruining their thoroughly thought out décor. For this reason, most of our whole house music installations include a variety of hidden speakers. They’re hidden in furniture, behind artwork or within walls and ceilings.

22 June 2017

Present Artwork at Its Best with Home Lighting Automation

Posted in Home Lighting Automation Indianapolis IN, Elements, Home Lighting Automation

Four Lighting Technologies that Can Enhance Art

Present Artwork at Its Best with Home Lighting Automation

Levels and types of lighting can make a big impact on how artwork is perceived. Dali, Warhol, Van Gogh…whatever style of art is on display in your Indianapolis, IN home, it makes sense to show it off with the best lighting possible. The lights that illuminate your priceless artwork should do more than just turn on at the flip of a switch. Easily present your artwork at the right time and lighting levels with the home lighting automation technologies covered in this article.

22 June 2017

Common Misconceptions about Wireless Audio

Posted in Wireless Audio Cherry Hill NJ, Wireless Audio, Elements

Get All the Facts about Wireless Systems

Common Misconceptions about Wireless Audio

People tend to have strong opinions about wireless audio – they either love their wireless systems, or they refuse to consider adding one to their homes. Why are these views so polarizing? It’s often due to some misconceptions that are pervasive in discussions and descriptions of audio systems. Below, we outline these misconceptions and seek to set the story straight about the real features, benefits, and drawbacks of going wireless in your Cherry Hill, NJ home.

15 June 2017

How to Plan Your Next Philanthropic Event

Posted in Philanthropy, Life

5 Steps to Making Your Fundraiser a Success

How to Plan Your Next Philanthropic Event

Your charitable foundation cannot do good work without the support of the community. Organizing a formal fundraising gala or dinner can help engage your neighbors, support a specific cause, raise awareness about the work, and raise a significant amount of money. Planning and executing a large, formal event takes a lot of work, and it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we walk you through the process from the initial stages of planning the black-tie affair to completion of the fundraiser. Continue reading to learn more.

17 May 2017

The Best Way to Relax Indoors

Posted in Spaces

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.

03 May 2017

Visible vs. Hidden Speakers: Which is Right for Your Home?

Posted in Hidden Speakers Baltimore MD, Elements, Hidden Speakers

Choose the Audio Design that Makes Sense for You

Visible vs. Hidden Speakers: Which is Right for Your Home?

The ability to fill your home with music is a common feature of luxury homes, and yet there are many different avenues to achieve the goal of high-performance audio. One big decision that homeowners in the Baltimore, Maryland area must face is whether to invest in hidden speakers or opt for less discrete audio options. Below, we cover the key differences and advantages to each option.

02 May 2017

Should You Participate in the Latest Home Interior Trend?

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Houston TX , Elements, Home Interior Finishes

Just Go Faux It

Should You Participate in the Latest Home Interior Trend?

When it comes to selecting the best materials for your Houston, TX home, your first thought is probably not “faux.” It may be surprising then that faux materials are trending this year among high profile designers. The reason, these materials are engineered to look as good as the real thing while having more functionality. Whether it’s wood, marble, or foliage, you may find that the imitation home interior finishes have more value for your home than you might think. To learn more, continue reading. 

21 July 2017

7 Overlooked Home Interior Finishes

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

Small Details Can Have a Big Impact

7 Overlooked Home Interior Finishes

Whether building a new home in the Atlanta, Georgia area or renovating an older property, there’s no denying that there are a lot of decisions to make. Paint color, furniture placement, cabinetry style, and more – all of these elements come together to form a cohesive interior design. With so much focus on those big picture decisions, it’s easy to overlook the home interior finishes. Below, we outline seven subtle aspects of your home that are worth giving an upgrade.

22 June 2017

How Can Motorized Shades Make Your Home Safer?

Posted in Elements, Motorized Shades Minneapolis MN, Motorized Shades

Enhance Privacy While Protecting Your Most Vulnerable Family Members

How Can Motorized Shades Make Your Home Safer?

When you think about security measures for your home, your shades may be the last thing that comes to mind. But the shades in your house can serve as much more than a stylistic statement. Beyond enhancing your privacy, motorized window shades can also help you better protect your belongings and family members whether you’re home or off on a summer vacation. Below we showcase some of the ways that automated shading solutions can make your Minneapolis, MN home safer.

22 June 2017

3 Refined Alternatives to Traditional Wall Outlets

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Baltimore MD, Elements, Home Interior Finishes

Consider these Home Interior Finishes for Your Baltimore Home

3 Refined Alternatives to Traditional Wall Outlets

If you look at any magazine picture of a kitchen, you’ll notice one key difference between the walls of that photographed room and the rooms in your home: there are never any outlets present in the magazine photos. There’s a clear explanation for it. Outlets are distracting. They draw attention away from the features of the room that the designer intended to highlight.

22 June 2017

Boost Your Outdoor Wi-Fi for the Summer Months

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

Enjoy a Reliable Connection While You Bask in the Sun

Boost Your Outdoor Wi-Fi for the Summer Months

During the summer months, you’ll be spending more time outdoor enjoying the weather. No matter what your favorite activity be it poolside or on the patio, you're going to need a strong home Wi-Fi networking foundation. Not only do you need it to check emails and stream video on your phone, but it may also be necessary to stream your favorite music to your outdoor speakers, play a movie on your weather-proof TV, or monitor your security cameras. The requirements for a successful network installation are much different when taking your signal outside, which is what we’ll cover in this article.

15 June 2017

Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Smart Technology Tips

Posted in Spaces

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.

03 May 2017

The Best Way to Enjoy High-Performance Audio

Posted in High-Performance Audio Atlanta GA , Elements, High Performance Audio

For Audiophiles in Atlanta, a Listening Room is a Must-Have

The Best Way to Enjoy High-Performance Audio

Deciding you want the highest quality audio equipment is just the first step. The next decision is where and how you want to enjoy that high-performance audio in your Georgia home. There are a lot of great options, such as multi-room audio, but if you’re seeking an environment that focuses on quality sound, we recommend a dedicated listening room.

02 May 2017

Avoid the Most Common Home Theater Design Mistakes?

Posted in Home Theater Design San Francisco CA , Elements, Home Theater Design

Preserve Your Style While Creating an Unforgettable Movie Watching Experience

Avoid the Most Common Home Theater Design Mistakes?

Installing a home theater system sounds simple enough. Plug in a few speakers, add a projector and screen, choose comfortable seats and you're ready to go. But if you're looking to truly recreate the theater experience, it takes a lot of planning to fashion a home theater design that reflects your personality and offers the best audio and video possible. Without the right foundation, you could end up with an installation that misses the mark. Read on to avoid these common theater design mistakes in your San Francisco, CA home. 

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