“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Dickens had a deeper meaning when he wrote this, but his words could very easily be applied to the process of building or remodeling a home. It can be a nerve-wracking process; parting with your savings, determining who to hire, making decisions about things you only halfway understand.
Great professionals make the entire process easier, and one of the most important is a talented interior designer. It is easy to look at their portfolios to see whose work you enjoy, but how can you know who you should trust, and who you will enjoy working with? We worked with Yates Desygn, a Dallas-based design firm, to come up with 5 questions you should ask any designer before hiring them on your project.
on Thursday, 07 April 2022.
Posted in Home Interior Designer
You may have heard of dedicated home theaters or private cinemas, but what makes them different from media rooms? For Home theater design companies like BRAVAS and our partners like Builders, Architects, and Interior Designers, the distinction is important. This blog will touch on the difference between the two, so you can define your vision with your contractors.
on Thursday, 24 March 2022.
Posted in Home Theater Designer
5G has been in the news for the last few years because of the revolutionary speed increases it offers cellular networks. Similar technological shifts are taking place with Wi-Fi 6 as well, but how do you take advantage of it? Believe it or not, just paying for faster internet may not actually help you see higher speeds on your wireless devices. Read on to see how you may be able to do some “spring cleaning” to get your dated home network up to speed.
on Thursday, 17 March 2022.
Posted in WiFi Network
With temperatures warming up and our clocks springing forward this weekend, you may be planning to spend more time outdoors. Adding an outdoor television to your exterior space is a great way to enjoy that extra daylight and the warmer evenings with your family and friends. But how do you choose the right television? Below you'll find some categories to consider when choosing an outdoor TV.
on Thursday, 10 March 2022.
Posted in Seura Outdoor TV
Universal Remote Controls were the hot thing at Best Buy for a long time. A quick search of their website shows they still sell 14 of them. But what is a Universal Remote Control, and is there any difference between that and a Smart Home Control System or is it all marketing?
on Thursday, 03 March 2022.
Posted in Smart Home Control
Apple or Android? Most people seem to have a strong feeling on this subject, and those strong feelings go both ways. Some love the simplicity of Apple, how everything works together in a cohesive way. Others appreciate the flexibility of Android, with multiple vendors to choose from, and plenty of customization.
Whatever your preference, you probably have a good reason why it works best for you. Choosing a home automation control system is similar to choosing a personal technology platform. Read on to learn how.
on Thursday, 24 February 2022.
Posted in Apple vs Android Smart Home
One of the most overlooked areas of a new home is lighting. This may seem strange given that every plan for every new home has lots of lighting in it. However, the truth is that most of those plans cover the power needed for basic architectural lighting in every room or, as our team often says, "you are covered for four cans and a fan."
on Thursday, 17 February 2022.
Posted in Home Lighting Design
Every project BRAVAS does is designed to be Reliable, Intuitive and Attractive, it is the standard we use to create systems our clients love having in their homes. But often times it is the small things that truly stand out to homeowners after they have spent some time living with their systems. Below are three of those smart features that we think you will love.
on Thursday, 10 February 2022.
Posted in Smart Home Trends
Automated roller shades create the perfect light for any space or activity with an offering of sheer, dim-out, and blackout fabrics. But roller shades are only one option when it comes to automated window treatments. Below you'll find three other solutions that put you in control of your light.
on Thursday, 03 February 2022.
Posted in Automated Window Treatments
Home technology is constantly changing, and even with the supply chain in crisis, 2022 is no different. Below you will find a few of the things we expect to see going into more luxury home projects in 2022. If you see something that interests you, please reach out to your BRAVAS today to find out how we can help.
on Thursday, 27 January 2022.
Posted in Smart Home Trends