"When faced with building a new home, this Minnesota client wanted a clean and simple design with technology that matched. The easy-to-use and attractive technology improve this already incredible home."
Wary of not overcomplicating a clean design plan, the client and her team were determined to keep things as simple as possible, while allowing for a level of control and technology that didn’t disrupt the clean aesthetic of the design.
Working closely the client’s builder JK & Sons, as well as her architect and designer, BRAVAS’ Angie Casey knew how important an easy-to-use control system was to the homeowner, and most importantly that it fit with the design. “When we first met with her, she was very hesitant when it came to an automated home, as she had many issues with automation systems in her previous homes. She wanted everything to be simple and clean.”
BRAVAS installed a simple ELAN system, complete with control and surveillance. Sony OLED TV’s were installed so they could sit as tight to the wall as possible, give the best picture quality, and for their Acoustic Audio Surface. Sonance in-ceiling speakers were then used for music.
Since maintaining the design aesthetic of the home was the main goal for the client, Casey found creative ways to seamlessly integrate technology into each room. “She wanted our products to blend in with the design of her home and not be the focal point in the room, so we installed Lutron Palladiom Glass Keypads throughout the home, inside mounted automated shades on every window of the home and custom powdercoated the covers to match her paint exactly. The shades really did blend in, where you could barely tell that they were there,” says Casey. A Sonance Landscape Speaker (SLS) system was installed to blend in with the landscaping for the outdoor lounge areas.
BRAVAS was able to achieve exactly what the client and her design team set out to do, while providing a level of control in the home that the client was truly happy with.