Articles tagged with: Hidden Technology

26 April 2019

Outdoor Music Systems are Heating Up!

Posted in Outdoor Spaces for this Season

Why there’s never been a better time to reinvent your outdoor space

Outdoor Music Systems are Heating Up!

In the past 5 years,  there’s been a rediculous amount of new tech for the backyard, from color changing LED lighting to wifi and outdoor music. For the past decade or two, all anyone had was speakers hidden inside fake rocks.  Now, you can surf the web, change your pool and landscape colors, heat the jacuzzi, and pick your favorite song from your chair.

As a result, nearly every speaker manufacturer in the country is scrambling to dominate the category.  Making these amazing speaker systems that resemble outdoor lighting fixtures and other contemporary shapes and styles, designers, architects, and homeowners can all rejoice at the sound that compliments the surroundings.  Because all of these look and sound amazing, each speaker company is coming up with ways to differentiate themselves and/or be the price leader.  Below are just a few of the discounts going on right now:

21 July 2017

7 Overlooked Home Interior Finishes

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Atlanta GA, Home Interior Finishes, Elements

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.

28 March 2017

5 Examples of the Versatility of Motorized Shades

Posted in Motorized Shades Atlanta GA, Elements, Motorized Shades

Find Uses for Smart Shades Throughout Your Atlanta, GA Home

5 Examples of the Versatility of Motorized Shades

It’s one thing to talk about the benefits and applications of smart window treatments, and it’s another to see real-life examples of it. Below, we share five images of rooms and describe how motorized shades added value to each space. As you read over each description, imagine how a similar solution might fit into the different spaces of your home.

 

02 February 2017

Hide TVs Using Wall Mounts

Posted in Hidden TVs Atlanta GA, Elements, Hidden TVs

Protect Your Home’s Interior Design with These Installation Tips

Hide TVs Using Wall Mounts

With a variety of hidden TV and speaker options available for your Atlanta, GA home, entertainment systems don’t have to be an eyesore. When it comes to your televisions, you can hide them behind artwork, in the ceiling, or in specialty furniture. In this article, we showcase the real stars behind your hidden TVs: lifts and mounts.

09 January 2017

Showcase Your Artwork with Hidden TVs

Posted in Hidden TVs Chicago IL, Elements, Hidden TVs

The Interior Design Trend Taking Chicago by Storm

Showcase Your Artwork with Hidden TVs

When you walk into a room, would you rather look at a classic Degas or a blank television screen? The choice is clear from an interior design perspective, but from a practical perspective, things get a little more complicated.

The good news is that Chicago, IL area homeowners can get the best of both worlds—a room where the focus stays on your priceless artwork while also giving instant access to high-definition television whenever you want. Hidden TVs behind the artwork make it all possible.

02 January 2017

5 Ways to Blend Your Speakers into Your Landscaping

Posted in Hidden Speakers Atlanta GA, Elements, Hidden Speakers

Hidden Speaker Options for Your Outdoor Audio System

5 Ways to Blend Your Speakers into Your Landscaping

With great year-round weather and beautiful landscapes, it’s no surprise that people want to spend as much time as possible outdoors in Atlanta, Georgia. It's one of the reasons that outdoor sound systems are so popular in the city and its surrounding suburbs. Homeowners love listening to their favorite music when grilling some steaks or lounging by the pool, but are reluctant to install anything that might ruin their beautifully landscaped lawns. For this reason, there are a lot of hidden speakers available for garden, balcony and patio applications. In this article, we highlight some of the most popular ones:  

09 November 2016

Set Your House Apart with Custom Crafted Home Interior Finishes

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Indianapolis IN, Home Interior Finishes, Elements

See the Steps Specialists Take to Blend Technology and Aesthetics

Set Your House Apart with Custom Crafted Home Interior Finishes


For a truly cohesive design in your luxury home you need to take each detail into account. It’s easy to get lost in the bigger choices—finding the right vintage furniture or artwork—and forget about the small details that can make a one-of-a-kind space. Mismatched light switches or a stack of remotes on the coffee table can ruin an otherwise perfect layout. The right home interior finishes can help you create a streamlined décor that fits your unique style through flush-mounted solutions. Read on to see how these solutions can be implemented throughout your Indianapolis, IN home.

09 November 2016

Hide the Speakers, Not the Sound

Posted in Hidden Speakers Philadelphia NJ, Elements, Hidden Speakers

Hidden Speakers Blend with Your Home’s Décor

Hide the Speakers, Not the Sound

If you’re considering adding a complete audio system to your Philadelphia, NJ home, don’t let concern over how the speakers will affect your space stop you. If you are working with an interior designer, they will tell you that speakers are best heard and not seen. When you hide your speakers, you preserve the exquisite style of your home’s design without having to sacrifice sound quality. There are many methods to obscure your speakers or make them virtually invisible, read on to learn which method will work best for you and your audio 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.

17 April 2017

Showcase Your Luxury Cars in the Ultimate Tech Garage

Posted in Spaces

Create the Perfect Home for Your Prized Collection with the Right Technology

Showcase Your Luxury Cars in the Ultimate Tech Garage

When it comes to high-end car collectors, a dimly lit, dusty garage isn’t going to cut it for these most prized possessions. Instead, such cars deserve a luxury home of their own where collectors can show them off to friends and family. Just as these beautiful cars hide impressive technology under the hood, the same should be true of the garage housing them. From motorized shades to smart surveillance, these technology features help you showcase your favorite collection.

14 February 2017

How to Select the Best Window Treatments for Glass Architecture

Posted in Motorized Shades Baltimore MD, Elements, Motorized Shades

Motorized Shades Offer the Best of Both Worlds

How to Select the Best Window Treatments for Glass Architecture

The growing popularity of glass walls in modern homes has had an interesting side effect: innovation in the form of motorized shades. Standard window treatments simply won’t look right with this glass architecture, leaving homeowners seeking an alternative way to maintain privacy, block the harmful rays of the sun, and add a décor element to the space. If you have found yourself facing this problem in your Baltimore, MD area home, then read on for a quick and simple guide to creating the perfect look and feel with motorized shades.

31 January 2017

How Far We’ve Come: the Evolution of Smart Home Automation

Posted in Smart Home Automation Dallas TX, Smart Home Automation, Elements

Exploring the Innovations of Modern Technology

How Far We’ve Come: the Evolution of Smart Home Automation

Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the idea of a smart home was pervasive throughout science fiction movies and television. Shows like the Jetsons depicted homes full of robots and wall-to-wall devices, where all you had to do was push a button, and the smart technology throughout the home would automatically fulfill your request.

05 January 2017

5 Timeless Styles to Incorporate into Your Home Interior Finishes

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Philadelphia NJ, Home Interior Finishes, Elements

Evergreen Décor Choices for Your Philadelphia Home

5 Timeless Styles to Incorporate into Your Home Interior Finishes

These days, everyone has an opinion on what’s “in” for 2017. Will subway tiles be popular for much longer? Are bold wallpapers going to be a fashion faux pas moving forward? Should you go for the butler pantry? Instead of trying to predict the future, go the evergreen route with the interior design equivalent of the Little Black Dress. The following home interior finishes are a smart choice for any Pennsylvania property.

08 December 2016

The Art of Merging Practicality and Extravagance in Home Theater Design

Posted in Home Theater Design Indianapolis IN, Home Theater Design, Elements

The Ultimate Goal: Effortless, Immersive Enjoyment

The Art of Merging Practicality and Extravagance in Home Theater Design

Few rooms tread the balance of art and science the way that luxury home theaters do. On the one hand, the room requires careful consideration of acoustics, screen style, viewing angles, projector type, and more. But to create a true luxury theater, you need more than high-end equipment – the room must take the focus away from the equipment so that movie-watchers effortlessly fall into the cinematic experience. Keep reading to learn how home theater design experts in the Indianapolis, IN area merge technology and art from start to finish.

09 November 2016

5 Tips for Designing a Multipurpose Media Room

Posted in Spaces

Create the Perfect Space for Your Favorite Activities

5 Tips for Designing a Multipurpose Media Room

Media rooms are an excellent way to give an underutilized space a meaning and purpose. However, properly designing a media room poses a challenge for many homeowners. After all, a media room isn’t quite a home theater. Yet it still requires many of the same features as a custom theater in order to provide a quality movie-watching experience while simultaneously remaining open and ready for other uses.

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