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Features topics that showcase the technology behind the space that delight homeowners and provide comfort, entertainment, security and convenience.

26 February 2019

What’s New with Voice Control?

Posted in Voice Control , Elements

Breaking Down the Differences in Platforms

What’s New with Voice Control?

If you've updated your technology in the past few years, you're likely familiar with the concept of voice control. Your cable service provider, smartphone, and more probably have some variation of technology you control through spoken commands. But one of the most productive uses for voice platforms is to control your smart home system.

Of course, with so many companies competing to dominate the market, you could quickly lose track of what the differences are between each device. Should you integrate an Amazon Alexa or Google Home system? Can you enjoy voice control without inviting a major tech company into your home? Find out here.

10 January 2019

Why Tunable LED Is the Hottest Tech Trend of 2019

Posted in Home Automation Trends to Look for in 2019 , Elements

Enjoy a Lighting System That Improves Your Lifestyle

Why Tunable LED Is the Hottest Tech Trend of 2019

The New Year is here and there’s plenty of great new technology trends coming your way. While rollable TVs and artificial intelligence may be some of the most talked-about technology upgrades at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, there’s one technology that will transform the way you get through your day: tunable LED lighting.

Want to find out how a ground-up tunable upgrade will transform your lifestyle? Curious why it’s one of the best home automation trends to look for in 2019? Find out here.

20 September 2018

How One Display Upgrade Will Get You Ready For Gameday

Posted in Elements

Is Your Entertainment System Ready for Some Football?

How One Display Upgrade Will Get You Ready For Gameday

It’s the most magical time of year. Not because the leaves are changing color. Nor because of the crisp fall air. It’s not even because the winter holidays are just around the corner.

No, it’s because the next few months will see the MLB playoffs, the start of NHL and NBA seasons, and, of course, the beginning of football season.

In other words, it’s time for an AV upgrade.

Whether you’re cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles to a second straight Super Bowl win, ready to see the Houston Astros win the pennant, or want to see how LeBron does with the LA Lakers, you’re going to want to experience it with the best AV possible.

Here, you’ll find some helpful hints at how you can upgrade your entertainment system for the ultimate sports season.

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 Philadelphias, 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 Philadelphias, 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:

14 February 2019

Adding Sophistication and Style with Technology

Posted in The Sophistication and Style of Hidden Technology, Elements

Minimize the Clutter and Streamline Your Technology

Adding Sophistication and Style with Technology

As one of the first significant streaming hits of 2019, Marie Kondo's Netflix phenomenon Tidying Up highlights the distinct relationship between decluttering your home and living a better, more fulfilling life. And while she may be talking about cleaning out closets, architects and designers should pay close attention to her methods.

The lifestyle guru behind the KonMari Method recently told Elle Magazine: “... in the past, most of my clients were interested in organizing. Now, my clients are mainly interested in a life that is more centered around mindfulness and wellness.”

The popularity of her new show indicates an interest in reducing clutter on the path to wellness. And few things can clutter a room more quickly than technology components.

When you're designing your next project, consider factoring in the reality of the role technology plays in the day-to-day lives of your clients. Create a space where the devices remain useful, but they don't dominate the look or feel of the room.

Here, you’ll find some interesting modern solutions that will help you design a less cluttered, more mindful space for your clients. To get more out of the sophistication and style of hidden technology keep reading.

22 November 2018

Love Luxury? Here’s What You Need In Your Media Room

Posted in Must-Have Home Media Room Upgrades, Elements

Must-Have Upgrades for a Memorable New Year

Love Luxury? Here’s What You Need In Your Media Room

With the holidays right around the corner and the fresh spring air a lot closer than you think, you’re likely going to spend a lot of time with your friends and family -- spending time in your media room!

That’s why you’ll want to make it as luxurious as possible. From the ultimate game room to an all-in-one sports haven, you can turn yours into an entertainment escape right in the comfort of your home.

Want to learn how you can make your media room the most luxurious space in your home? Keep reading.

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, Home Theater Design, Elements

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, Wireless Audio Atlanta GA, Elements

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.

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