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22 September 2017

An Easier Way to Prepare for the Holidays

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

Create the Best Environment for Friends and Family this Holiday Season

An Easier Way to Prepare for the Holidays

13 September 2017

How Can You Get the Best Video Quality in Your Home Theater?

Posted in Home Theater Design Baltimore, MD, Elements, Home Theater Design

The Right Products and Design Can Make All the Difference

How Can You Get the Best Video Quality in Your Home Theater?

04 September 2017

The Top Five Window Shade Trends of 2017

Posted in Motorized Shades Indianapolis, IN, Elements, Motorized Shades

Add the Latest in Motorized Shades and Blinds to Your Home

The Top Five Window Shade Trends of 2017

The year may not be over yet, but we’re far along enough to look back and see what design trends have hit it big in 2017. Specifically for window treatments, smart technologies such as motorized shades are growing in popularity. If you want your Indianapolis home to have the most up to date technologies and designs, then read on.

15 August 2017

Your Questions about Wireless Audio Answered

Posted in Wireless Audio, Elements, Wireless Audio Atlanta GA

Should Your Audio System Be Wireless?

Your Questions about Wireless Audio Answered

One of the most important decisions you’ll make about your home audio system is whether it will be wired or wireless. As the new kid on the block, you may not know much about wireless audio. Before you can even consider adding it to your home you may want some answers to some common questions Maybe you’re wondering how the sound transmitted and if it is reliable. Or maybe you want to know what sources work well with a wireless system. Perhaps the most important question of all: would a wire-free audio system benefit your Atlanta, GA home? Continue reading to get a handle on the facts and find your answer.

15 August 2017

Are Your Furnishings Protected from Sun Damage?

Posted in Motorized Shades Dallas, TX, Elements, Motorized Shades

Stop UV Rays before They Cause Any Harm to Your Dallas, TX Home

Are Your Furnishings Protected from Sun Damage?

There’s no denying that large windows offer a lot of benefits to a room – more natural light, an airy feel, gorgeous outdoor views… But as glass architecture becomes more popular in luxury homes, we’re starting to see a troubling trend: irreparable damage to furniture, rugs, and décor.

This damage occurs slowly over time, so you might not even realize it’s happening until you decide to rearrange the furniture. To avoid dealing with damage to beloved furnishings or the hassle of replacing items, the best approach is to make sure the sun never has the chance to make an impact. Motorized shades can do that for you.

21 July 2017

Illuminate the Night with Home Lighting Control

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

4 Ways Outdoor Lighting Can Improve Your Evenings

Illuminate the Night with Home Lighting Control

Ensure that you and your family will be able to enjoy those warm summer nights to the utmost. One place to start is outdoor lighting, that will keep the party going even after all the natural light is gone. Home lighting control makes this simple for your Dallas, TX patio or yard. Continue reading to discover four uses for outdoor lights and what that could mean for your nightlife.

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.

05 September 2017

5 Smart Privacy Solutions for Luxury Homes

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

Technology Can Help You Protect Your Family’s Privacy At All Times

5 Smart Privacy Solutions for Luxury Homes

Privacy is an essential aspect of your family’s safety. Luxury homes throughout Atlanta, Georgia, however, pose a variety of challenges when it comes to achieving total privacy. They’re usually on large properties that are difficult to monitor, have large modern windows with open views, and often include multiple entry points. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways a smart home automation system can help you enhance your family’s privacy on a daily basis. Check out some of them below.

15 August 2017

Can Your Home’s Lighting Affect Your Health?

Posted in Home Lighting Automation Cherry Hills, NJ, Elements, Home Lighting Automation

How Lighting Control Can Help Maintain Your Circadian Rhythm

Can Your Home’s Lighting Affect Your Health?

Your sleep is intrinsically linked to your health. With the hectic hustle and bustle that can make up our days, many of us aren’t succeeding in consistently getting a full night of sleep. If you fall into that category, you could consider adjusting your Cherry Hills, NJ home environment to help regulate your circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is your biological clock that tells your body when you should rest and when you should be awake. By using external cues like light, you can help your body understand when it is time for sleeping. Home lighting automation is an excellent tool for regulating your rhythm and improving your sleep and, therefore, your overall health and wellness. To learn more about how it works, continue reading our article.

15 August 2017

Embrace these Family Room Design Trends with Hidden Speakers

Posted in Hidden Speakers Minneapolis, MN, Elements, Hidden Speakers

Enjoy the Latest Stylistic Tips Without Sacrificing Your Entertainment

Embrace these Family Room Design Trends with Hidden Speakers

Your living room is the place in your Minneapolis, MN home where you’ll be hosting friends the most. In that regard, there are two main goals when designing this space. You want to create an entertaining area where they can listen to music, watch the Vikings game, or put on a movie. At the same time, you also want it to be a room where you can show off your unique style. One way to balance out these two goals is to take advantage of hidden technology. In this article, specifically, we'll showcase how hidden speakers can help you achieve three stylistic trends.

15 August 2017

The 4 Biggest Mistakes with Multi-Room Audio

Posted in Multi-Room Audio Houston, TX, Multi-room Audio, Elements

Don’t Settle for a Second-rate System

The 4 Biggest Mistakes with Multi-Room Audio

When done properly, a multi-room audio system makes every area of your Houston, Texas home sound like a concert hall, with your favorite performer right in front of you. When not done properly, however, the audio in your home could be tinny, overly loud, with dead spots in areas, or full of echoes – to name a few issues. Avoid these common mistakes that could occur if your audio professional doesn’t have the skill or expertise to install a high-end system:

21 July 2017

5 Reasons You Need Multi-Room Audio

Posted in Multi-Room Audio San Francisco CA, Multi-room Audio, Elements

 5 Reasons You Need Multi-Room Audio

Creating the ideal ambiance in every room of your home should include an audio component. Music can drastically affect the way in which you experience each space. How can you have complete control over the music in every room of your San Francisco, CA home? Multi-room audio empowers homeowners to play practically whatever they would like to hear whenever they would like to hear it. If you’re curious as to the benefits that accompany a whole home audio system, then continue reading and discover five reasons you need multi-room audio.

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.

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