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.
Building a custom home is a dream come true. Making that beautiful place a smart space is the icing on the cake and happens to be our forte. With this in mind, we wanted to highlight some of the most common mistakes people make in the planning phases of building a custom smart home. We talked to our design & engineering team to determine what those mistakes are and how to avoid them.
The term “smart home” has been overused to the point that it has almost lost its meaning, yet a lot of people are still wondering what they can do to make their home smarter. If you feel you would enjoy some modernity but don’t know where to start you are in the right place. Read on to learn how to begin selecting the technology to make your home a better place to live, work and play.
The first step to designing your smart space, is to understand what you want it to do for you. This can be overwhelming, as the choices are almost endless. For that very reason BRAVAS produced The Solutions Guide, a comprehensive list of the types of technologies that are available for homes right now. We would recommend starting by downloading The Solutions Guide and reading through it to discover your smart home design options, but I will cover some of the most popular below.
AV Shouldn’t Dominate Every Space
Do you know how a snowflake forms?
The pure cloud water needs some assistance from bacteria blown into the air from treetops.
The molecules latch on to that little bit and grow something extraordinary around it. But at its core, a snowflake starts with bacteria.
The point is: something beautiful can emerge from something that’s less than pleasant to think about.
And as a smart home firm in Philadelphia, we know that many interior designers think technology is nothing but an eyesore that detracts from a property’s décor.
But we don’t think it has to be that way, and we can prove it. Here, we explore how the right smart home design can help turn your project into something truly beautiful.