How The Home Got Smart | The Outdoors How The Home Got Smart | The Outdoors

When it comes to home technology for the outdoors, it is all about entertaining. In the last decade, we have seen a huge push towards turning our yards into even more fun recreations of our interior spaces. A swimming pool is great, but a pool next to a kitchen, dining, and media room is even better.

Top 10 Home Automation Mistakes Top 10 Home Automation Mistakes

When discussing homes today, conversations typically turn to home automation. Friends, neighbors, social media, and websites proclaim the best solutions and tools to make your home smart. But generic information can and does lead to some very poor outcomes. Talking with the BRAVAS team, we came up with this list of 10 mistakes we often see.

How The Home Got Smart | Lighting Control How The Home Got Smart | Lighting Control

While most consumers probably think of integrators as “A/V Guys”, one of the products we most connect with is lighting control. Lighting control allows us to take a feature of the home most take for granted, and forge it into a defining aspect of how people see, experience, and enjoy their homes. 

Hiding your TV in Plain Sight…for Free? Hiding your TV in Plain Sight…for Free?

More than 50 years ago, TVs served as furniture. They were large cabinets with intricate woodwork, and homeowners were proud to show them off. Now TVs tend to be on the wall, and our clients don’t really want to see them. Luckily, we have dozens of ways to hide TVs, including automated lifts, motorized artwork, and even one-of-a-kind NFT artwork! But what if you want to minimize the appearance of your wall-mounted TV on a budget? Read below for one of our favorite, and most affordable, tips. 

Openness Factor: What is it, and Why Should I Care? Openness Factor: What is it, and Why Should I Care?

Choice is a great thing…until we have too much of it. In 2004 Barry Schwartz released a book entitled The Paradox of Choice, where he argues that reducing consumer choices also reduces shopper’s anxiety.

When it comes to motorized roller shades, the fabric options alone can be overwhelming. There are literally thousands of options, and that is just Lutron fabrics alone! Different colors, weaves, styles, and materials. There are eco-friendly fabrics, fabrics that guard against UV radiation, and even fabrics with trademarked technologies featuring fanciful names. How do you know what fabric will work for you?

In this article, we are going to cover one of the most important, but also most confusing, qualities of a sheer roller shade fabric, its openness factor.

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