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Getting Custom Window Treatments? Add Automation! Getting Custom Window Treatments? Add Automation!

Here’s Why You’ll Want Automated Window Treatments

Sometimes, the decor in a home might change over time with new furniture, art, and accessories, but the window treatments might not have kept pace. A fresh set of custom window treatments is a great way to breathe new design life into your home.

While a new set of window treatments will add style, there’s another way to add a new dimension to your home beyond the aesthetic. Adding the power of motorization and automation to window blinds and shades will transform your home’s utility and comfort. Keep reading below to see how. 

Why You Should Work with an Outdoor Lighting Company Why You Should Work with an Outdoor Lighting Company

Light Up Your Home’s Value

What improvements or features add the most value to your Atlanta, GA, property? As any good realtor would tell you, updated kitchens and bathrooms are the highest on the list. The reasons for that are simple; they are the areas that involve the most expense to upgrade or renovate. 

Do you know what’s next on the list? Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s curb appeal. In this case, those renovations are often easier and less costly, like new paint, spruced-up landscaping, and a new front door. But we have another item that sometimes doesn’t get the attention it deserves for adding curb appeal – outdoor lighting. Here is where working with an outdoor lighting company can pay off, not only boosting your home’s outdoor aesthetics and the value of your property in the long run but also making your home safer and more enjoyable. See more below!



Life is complicated enough as it is. Work, kids, school, staying healthy, volunteering, social obligations, and more occupy a tremendous amount of time and mental energy. What’s one thing that shouldn’t add to the complications in your life? Your Mountain Brook, AL, home should be a refuge of tranquility and comfort. Unfortunately, homes also take up time and mental energy. But with the help of a home automation company, smart home technology can take care of many things at home, freeing you up for what’s important to you. Let’s explore how below. 

How a Home Automation Contractor Customizes Your Smart Home How a Home Automation Contractor Customizes Your Smart Home

Your Smart Home, Personalized for Your Lifestyle

Have you ever walked into two homes that are exactly alike? Not likely, as everyone’s home reflects their unique taste and lifestyle choices. You might find people that drive similar cars, wear the same brand of clothes, and belong to the same clubs, yet the inside of their homes will be quite different. 

Homes are very personal, and lifestyles can be wildly different. So when it comes to integrating smart technology into a home, the same approach won’t work for everyone. That’s where the services of a professional home automation contractor become indispensable. A home automation specialist knows how to recommend the right smart solutions and tailor them to the way you want to live. If you are considering smart home automation for your Santa Rosa Beach, FL home, here’s how it can be customized just for you. 

Five Ways Control4 Home Automation Keeps You on Top of Everything Five Ways Control4 Home Automation Keeps You on Top of Everything

Control4 Has Your Back

Life in Atlanta, GA, isn’t getting slower-paced. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s just accelerating. Indeed,  it feels that life is a constant juggle among competing priorities.

No, this is not a self-help blog, but we do have a way to help. A Control4 home automation system gives you a way to stay on top of your home in various genuinely useful ways. Fewer things to worry about, all handled by some smart technology, are one method of taking the pressure away from life’s everyday stresses. And Control4 is one of the most comprehensive control systems for running your smart home. Here are a few ways it can help.

Introducing a Brand New Option in Outdoor Sound Introducing a Brand New Option in Outdoor Sound

Coastal Source’s New Razor Speaker Is Outdoor Architectural Audio

Coastal Source has long been known for high-quality audio and lighting solutions for the outdoors. Their landscape speakers, Bollard speakers, and powerful marine-grade amplifiers stitched together with the robust, proprietary Coastal Connector have brought a new level of performance to outdoor sound. 

Never content to rest on their laurels, Coastal Source thought: What if we made an architectural speaker elegant enough for indoor use but made to withstand the elements? The result is the new Razor line, a different kind of outdoor sound system for your Buckhead, GA, home. Keep reading!

Samsung Terrace TV: The Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Experience Samsung Terrace TV: The Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Experience

Bring the Media Room Outside

March Madness may be over, but there are still plenty of reasons to get a new TV. If you don't have a great excuse to upgrade one of yours, how about adding an outdoor TV? Samsung’s Terrace TV is perfect for entertaining in your backyard, by your pool, or on your patio. Let's take a closer look at what makes the Samsung Terrace TV a great choice for outdoor entertainment in your Atlanta, GA, home. 

5 perks of Hiring a Home Automation Contractor 5 perks of Hiring a Home Automation Contractor

Trust Your Smart Home to the Pros

If you're considering upgrading your Rosemary Beach, FL home with the latest in smart home technology, you may be wondering if you should go the DIY route or hire a professional home automation contractor. While a DIY approach can be cost-effective, there are better choices for those who want a fully integrated and customized home automation system. Let's explore the benefits of hiring a home automation contractor and six reasons why it's worth the investment. 

What to Expect When You Hire a Home Automation Company What to Expect When You Hire a Home Automation Company

Trust a Professional for Your Smart Home Project

YouTube is chock full of resources for learning how to do almost any home project. From amateur plumbing to electrical to flooring, there's a video for it online. You might be tempted to say, "I'll do it myself" to avoid calling a professional when you need something done, but much will depend on the size of the project. Some people call a plumber at the first sign of a slight leak under a sink; others will get under there and figure out the problem. When it comes to smart home automation, some will install that new Nest thermostat; others will let their HVAC professional do it. 

But suffice it to say that most people that might choose to DIY a minor repair or upgrade don't redo all the plumbing for a bathroom remodel or replace their heat pump if it fails. Surprisingly, many people think it's easy to fully automate a smart home because it just takes some electronics and software.

 As with the projects we mentioned above, it’s one thing to install a Nest thermostat but quite another to embark on a full home automation project for your Atlanta, GA, home. So if you do hire a professional, what should you expect from a home automation company? Read further to learn more. 

What Do Motorized Window Shades and ChatGPT Have in Common? What Do Motorized Window Shades and ChatGPT Have in Common?

Hint: They Both Make Things Easy

Unless you've been hiding under a non-internet-connected rock in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, it's been difficult to avoid the stories about artificial intelligence (AI) in the news. Since the release of ChatGPT conversational AI last November, the artificial intelligence bot has taken the world by storm, with more people trying it out faster than any other internet phenomenon to date. Many people have been experimenting with or using it to help with writing, researching, developing computer code, learning new things, and much more. 

So what does it have to do with motorized window shades? While many people wonder which jobs AI might replace, most are realizing that it's an intelligent tool that can assist in making many jobs easier. This is precisely what motorized window shades do – make managing your home easier! Allow us to explain below.

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Recessed Lighting Installation 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Recessed Lighting Installation

Recessed Lighting is Extremely Versatile, But It Should Be Used Correctly

Do you know how they say you can have too much of a good thing? This adage applies to many things, even lighting. Most homes rely extensively on recessed lighting for primary illumination in many spaces. And recessed lighting – especially today's LED options – is highly versatile, fulfilling ambient, task, and accent lighting needs. But as a recessed lighting installation company, we know there are some cases where too much recessed lighting is not good for your Rosemary Beach, FL, home. 

What are the critical mistakes to avoid? Let's explore them below. 

Focal and Naim – A Brilliant High-End Audio Match Focal and Naim – A Brilliant High-End Audio Match

Brought to you by GHT Group, a Focal/Naim Dealer of the Year

We can’t take credit for Focal and Naim, two well-known and highly respected names in high-end audio, for getting together. That merger happened back in 2011, and it has been a fruitful partnership. But we can humbly and proudly take credit for being named a Focal/Naim Dealer of the Year in 2022, a sign of our great partnership with these stellar audio brands. 

GHT Group loves working with Focal because of their commitment to hi-fi audio excellence that doesn't sacrifice design and aesthetics, a vital part of the total audio experience. We're proud to display several of these beautiful speaker lines in our Marietta showroom and are equally pleased to be a top dealer in Metro Atlanta and the Southeast for Focal/Naim.

What makes Focal and Naim such a great combination? Both brands share the same core values and commitment to excellence in audio. Learn more about them below!

A Quick Lighting Design Guide to Living Areas A Quick Lighting Design Guide to Living Areas

The Multipurpose Living Area Needs All-Purpose Lighting

Living areas are versatile spaces. At any given time, it might be a place for conversation with friends or family or a quiet, comfortable enclave to catch up on reading magazines or books. It might host a family gathering to watch a favorite show or a large cocktail party. 

How do you properly illuminate such a versatile room? You need equally versatile lighting. Lighting designers employ their creative and technical skills to design a plan with flexible lighting that can wear different hats. What do we mean by that? Let's look at a few lighting design ideas for Destin, FL, living spaces. 

3 Ways To Improve Lighting Design with a Recessed Lighting Installation 3 Ways To Improve Lighting Design with a Recessed Lighting Installation

The Right Recessed Lighting Can Level Up Your Illumination

Just about every modern home has some recessed lighting. The most common lighting package in homes is recessed lighting "cans" installed in practically every room. They are relatively inexpensive and can efficiently provide all the light intensity most spaces need. 

While the ubiquitous recessed can lighting is an economical and efficient way to provide needed illumination, it's not necessarily the best quality light, nor does it represent the pinnacle in good lighting design to make your Buckhead, GA residence look its best. But that doesn't mean recessed lighting can't be aesthetically pleasing and stylish. On the contrary, today's modular recessed LED lighting is ultra-versatile and can add new dimensions to your home. As a recessed lighting installation company, we know that the right lighting makes all the difference. Learn more below!

A Custom Window Treatment for Every Room in Your Home A Custom Window Treatment for Every Room in Your Home

Lutron Has All Your Windows Covered

Sometimes, you are tempted to minimize the number of decisions you have to face. For example, take custom window treatments for your Alpharetta, GA home. You might want to avoid going through the time and energy of choosing different window treatments in every room, so you choose the same style, like roller shades, everywhere. Because you also want motorized shades, you proclaim, “Aha! This one decision covers everything.” 

Let us throw a little wrench into the works. Did you know that there are many styles of powered window treatments for all types of windows? And that there are nearly endless variations of materials and colors from which to choose? Oh no, back to the drawing board!

OK, let's make it slightly easier. Keep reading below for some suggestions on motorized window treatment options for three different rooms of your home. We gave you a problem, but we also have the solutions!

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