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02 May 2017

Embrace the Spring Weather with Smart Landscape Lighting

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

Enhance Your Design and Control Options with These Outdoor Lighting Tips

Embrace the Spring Weather with Smart Landscape Lighting

It's the perfect time to head outdoors in Mission Viejo, CA and enjoy the cool spring weather while watching the sunset from your patio or hosting friends for a barbecue. If you're going to be spending more time outdoors, the right landscape lighting solution will not only help you show off your best features, but it will also make your pool, patio, and backyard more enjoyable. Below we highlight some of the ways you can use home lighting automation to enhance your outside spaces. 

17 April 2017

Here’s What to Add to Your Bookshelf this Summer

Posted in Life, Bespoke

A Guide to Smart and Edifying Summertime Reading

Here’s What to Add to Your Bookshelf this Summer

The warm weather months are often when we look to refresh. It’s the time that we can take a break, whether that means fewer appointments, sending the kids to summer camp, or a beach vacation. Take advantage of the sunny pauses in your hectic schedule and choose a summer read. But what should you be reading? Of course, you can find a nice beach read full of intrigue and suspense, or you could choose a book that expands your thinking or gain further insight on a topic of interest before the business of fall picks back up. We suggest the latter. Whether you choose one of the recommendations listed below or have your own bucket list of books, make the summer an edifying season.

13 April 2017

What’s New in Wireless Audio?

Posted in Wireless Audio, Wireless Audio Indianapolis IN , 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 Elements, Home Interior Finishes San Francisco CA, 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 April 2017

Showcase Your Luxury Cars in the Ultimate Tech Garage

Posted in Spaces

Create the Perfect Home for Your Prized Collection with the Right Technology

Showcase Your Luxury Cars in the Ultimate Tech Garage

When it comes to high-end car collectors, a dimly lit, dusty garage isn’t going to cut it for these most prized possessions. Instead, such cars deserve a luxury home of their own where collectors can show them off to friends and family. Just as these beautiful cars hide impressive technology under the hood, the same should be true of the garage housing them. From motorized shades to smart surveillance, these technology features help you showcase your favorite collection.

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, Multi-room Audio Dallas TX, 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: 

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