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5 Cutting-Edge Features in Luxury Smart Homes 5 Cutting-Edge Features in Luxury Smart Homes

At BRAVAS, we believe achieving the right balance of design and functionality takes planning and experience. A true luxury smart home requires more than a smartphone app or remote control. Read on to find out five of the features we are seeing included in the most advanced smart homes.

3 Places You Need Motorized Shades 3 Places You Need Motorized Shades

In the home of my dreams, every single window is filled with an automated shade, but for many people (myself included), that may not be practical. While motorized shades add convenience to any window, there are certain places where their impact is more significant than others, and a few of those are listed below.

How to Hide the Speakers - Not the Sound How to Hide the Speakers - Not the Sound

As you begin to design your new home, there are numerous important decisions to be made. The focus should always be on creating the ideal environment for enjoying your home, which includes paying particular attention to the audio. In your home and your home theater, a good audio system will take your theater to the next level. Some, more obvious speakers may distract from the room’s other design elements. One way to achieve a great sounding experience without sacrificing style is using hidden speakers. To learn more about creating a functional and attractive home theater, read on.

4 Steps to Avoid Hating the Color in Your Home Theater 4 Steps to Avoid Hating the Color in Your Home Theater

Choosing colors is hard; it just is. I struggle to choose colors for a new car, and I only have a few choices there. When it comes to selecting colors for a new home, there are SO many options that it can seem impossible to choose one you will love. This is even harder when you don't know what it will look like in the home, where the natural and artificial light look so much different than in a showroom or hardware store.

Whatever color you end up with for the majority of your home, one thing is certain. It won't be the right choice for your theater. So how do you avoid choosing the wrong color for your theater? Here are some tips from your home theater designer.

The 5 C's of Smart Lighting The 5 C's of Smart Lighting

If you have ever shopped for a diamond, you are well aware of the "4 C's" of diamonds; Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. If you haven't been through that process, you need to know that the 4 C's are the defining characteristics that lead to a diamond's value. Understanding how diamonds rank in each of the four categories allows you to compare diamonds to one another.

You may not know this, but at BRAVAS, we have the 5 C's to help our clients understand smart lighting and what will work best for their homes. Read on to learn about the 5 C's.

5 Questions to Save You From Choosing the Wrong Designer 5 Questions to Save You From Choosing the Wrong Designer

“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.

Spring Clean Your Wifi Network Spring Clean Your Wifi Network

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.

How to Choose an Outdoor Television How to Choose an Outdoor Television

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.

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