So, you worked tirelessly with your interior designer and architect to create a beautiful, modern interior in your new home. However, you may have been disappointed with how the technology fit (or didn't) with the overall aesthetic. We've discussed the "dark void" issue in previous blogs. In this blog, we're re-visiting some options to address this problem using art, total concealment, or both when hiding TVs in the home.
We often get asked how to live in a luxury home and be ecologically sensitive. All the technology and sophistication tend to lead people to conclude that you cannot think green and have a large house. While there are many simple things you can do, like automatic shades and smart thermostats, there are increasingly more options around power and power management that can be considered in a clean energy home.
If you are building or renovating a home, here are four technologies around power that will improve your quality of life and help you live a little greener.
Using the internet at home has become much more complex than asking Google something or replying to an email. We stream Netflix in 4k, queue up our “release radar” playlist on Spotify, and play high definition/multiplayer video games, all while our loved ones are doing something similar in the next room. If you experience lag or glitches using your home network you may need to rethink your solution. It’s been said that if you're thinking about your network, there's a problem with your network.
Read on for some tips on getting the most robust home networking solution possible in Luxury Smart homes.
There are a lot of thoughts on what a luxury smart home is, and with so many gadgets today, you may wonder what constitutes making your home not only smart, but luxuriously so. We've put together some ideas that represent elevated home technologies that we see most often in luxury smart homes.
Designing and building a smart home is an exciting time. It may be a once-in-a-lifetime event for some homeowners to create the dream home they've always wanted. We discussed finding the right architect in our last blog, but how do you choose the right home technology integrator? What should you expect before, during, and after your project is complete? It's best to ask what their process looks like and why they operate the way they do. The answers should look a bit like what we cover in this blog.
When setting out to build a custom home, you should select the architect who will design your home and advocate for you during the construction process. But choosing an architect can be a daunting task. So how will you know you have chosen the right person? Where do you start? While not an exhaustive list, the ideas below can help serve as your guide as you look for the ideal architect to build your custom home.
Smart Home Technology isn't just gaining popularity in Residential construction… it's here to stay. When building a luxury home, technology will inevitably be included. Still, the homeowner must decide what technology is installed for how they intend to use the home on a daily basis. This sounds like a tall order, but a great builder (and a great integrator) will strive to see the end product through their clients' eyes and work with them to make it happen.
Guest post by Keith Dowd - Vivid Audio | Trinnov Audio
It's rare to find a modern luxury home that doesn't have TVs in many rooms (including behind mirrors in the master bathroom, and outside), built-in speakers in almost every room, and outdoor speakers in the landscape. It may seem ironic that with TVs and music distributed throughout the home - the dedicated special-purpose rooms are the ones homeowners most often name as their favorites – for both entertaining and personal use. Home theaters are now quite common, in both the dedicated Private Cinema version and in the multi-use gaming, TV and movie watching media-room version.
Many design elements that are used in modern luxury homes are considered “jewelry” for the home. Onyx countertops, handmade door hardware and chandeliers are just a few examples. But when Lutron released their Palladiom line of motorized shades and lighting keypads they added a new entrant into the category. Palladiom replaced the utilitarian plastic switch and shade mounting brackets with finishes that we aren’t just ok seeing in our homes, they become things we want to show off.
Lutron recently announced the newest addition their lighting control lineup, RadioRA 3. RadioRA 3 will be replacing RadioRA2, but will be backwards compatible, meaning existing clients can enjoy the newest features without replacing their entire system. Before we talk about those new features, I want to explain what RadioRA3 is, and how it fits into Lutron’s lighting control lineup.