There is no place like home for the holidays, and that is even more true of a smart home. During the holiday season, we ask a lot of our homes. They are where we entertain friends, host family dinners, and create memories that will last a lifetime. For all that our homes do for us in this season, I think we can still ask for just a little more, we can ask them to be smarter!
There are a lot of ways a smarter home can make for a better holiday season, and below are a few of them.
In a year filled with supply-chain issues, it isn’t surprising that 2022 was a slow year for the introduction of new smart home products. But even in such a difficult time, we saw some exciting announcements and have spent more time working with the best products from the previous years. Read on to learn about some of the products that we are most excited to work with in 2023.
There is no experience in the home quite as impressive as a dedicated theater with a larger-than-life projector. Similarly, a beautifully hung TV serves as a finishing touch in a family room. But when it comes to spaces like media rooms, the decision isn’t so simple. Homeowners have always had to choose between a bright image or a large image. Those that wanted both were able to combine multiple televisions into a video wall, but then they were punished with lines through the middle of their image where the TVs abutted each other. For the homeowner looking to build the ultimate luxury media room, the perfect option finally does exist.
Many of us haven’t been in a movie theater since the pandemic began in early 2020, and depending on your point of view, that may or may not be a good thing. Most of us probably don’t miss the crowds, lines, or overpriced concessions, but for those without a great home theater, you may miss the experience of watching a movie with great sound and on a big screen. But just because your home doesn’t have a dedicated cinema doesn’t mean you can’t have a theater experience in your home.
While most theater equipment, like projectors and tower speakers, are made for dedicated rooms, there are a bunch of great products to help you enjoy a cinema-quality experience in any room of your home. Three of our favorites are invisible speakers, power-pipe subwoofers, and short-throw projectors; read on to learn how each can help turn any room into your own private cinema.
Think back to the last time you turned on a light. The experience was likely pretty forgettable. Flip the switch; on comes the light. We do this several times a day, and each time is the same. Boring.
With Hurricane Ian in the mind of many people, we often get asked which is the best generator for a home. Of course, the answer is 'it depends,' but there are some considerations.
When it comes to home technology for the outdoors, it is all about entertaining. In the last decade, we have seen a huge push towards turning our yards into even more fun recreations of our interior spaces. A swimming pool is great, but a pool next to a kitchen, dining, and media room is even better.
When discussing homes today, conversations typically turn to home automation. Friends, neighbors, social media, and websites proclaim the best solutions and tools to make your home smart. But generic information can and does lead to some very poor outcomes. Talking with the Smart Spaces team, we came up with this list of 10 mistakes we often see.
One of the fastest-growing segments of the home automation market is the smart plug. In this blog, we want to explain what a smart plug is, where best to use them and when they might be making life more complicated rather than easier.
Private cinemas are retreats, and a chance to get away from the hustle and hassle of everyday life. When it is time to turn off the lights and slide into your favorite theater chair, the last thing you want to deal with is a burned-out bulb in your projector. As it happens, lamps only seem to fail at the end of a long day, so what can your home theater company, BRAVAS, do to remedy this?
There is great news: Lamp-based projectors are no longer the only option. Many manufacturers have released LED, and even laser projectors. Most of these LED projectors are small, portable projectors that simply wouldn’t look great on a big screen. But others, like those from Sony, Epson and Barco, were specifically designed to improve the theater experience.