Make Your Home Cinema State of the Art with These Updates
Have you had a home theater in your Buckhead, GA, home for many years? If so, you might be thinking about updating it. Like any other part of a home, home cinemas can get dated, not only in decor and style but also in technology. Sometimes, the way you use a theater might change, too; today, it is a media entertainment hub for much more than movies.
If you’re considering a home theater remodel, here are five ways to make it up-to-date for all your entertainment enjoyment.
on Monday, 12 December 2022.
Posted in Home Theater Remodel – Buckhead, GA, Home Theater Remodel
Exploring the Real Benefits of Tunable Lighting Systems
Is light just light? Of course, it isn't. iIdeally, light is tailored to the environment it needs to illuminate. Too much light in a space can be fatiguing, and so can too little light. But light is more than just its intensity; it also has a color temperature. We all understand different light intuitively and react to it quite naturally, without realizing its effect on us most of the time.
So what is a tunable lighting system, and what does it bring to the world of home lighting? Let's discuss what it is and what it can do for your Brookhaven, GA, home.
on Thursday, 08 December 2022.
Wireless Tech Ony Goes So Far
With so many devices communicating wirelessly these days, you might think the days of wiring in homes are over. For many years, homes have been routinely prewired with low-voltage cabling for things like doorbells and security alarms. When home networking was taking off in the late 90s and 2000s, wiring new homes with ethernet cabling was standard practice for connecting desktops and laptops to the internet.
Now, high-speed internet and Wi-FI inside homes are commonplace. A wide array of devices use wireless protocols and Wi-Fi to communicate. So is wiring really needed that much anymore? Yes! It turns out smart home prewiring is still required for building the connectivity infrastructure for the burgeoning number of devices and functions in today's homes. Keep reading below to see what key smart home features still need and benefit from prewiring.
on Tuesday, 06 December 2022.
Posted in Smart Home Prewiring – Alpharetta, GA, Smart Home Prewiring
Control4’s Halo Remote Brings Ergonomic Smart Control to Your Home
Touchscreens are hugely popular for home automation and controlling any kind of intelligent device. The reasons are straightforward; screen-based interfaces are easy to customize and can be more intuitive than controls with buttons that might not be labeled clearly.
However, that doesn’t mean the remote with real buttons is dead. Remote controls with genuine buttons provide a tactile feel that is difficult to duplicate with a touchscreen, and oft-used controls—like a volume key—can be operated without looking once your hand knows where it is.
Control4 knows this, and they continue to build remote controls that work as well for AV as for smart home control. The newest Control4 home automation remote, the Halo, bridges the best of touchscreens with hard button AV control for a brilliant way to manage your Rosemary Beach, FL, home. Read more about it below!
on Monday, 12 December 2022.
Posted in Control4 Home Automation Rosemary Beach, FL, Control4 Home Automation
Go Above and Beyond DIY Surveillance Products
You’re likely aware that many DIY security camera systems exist on the market today. For some people, they might offer enough functionality to fit their needs. But as in most things, there are advantages to solutions configured and installed by experts. Why would you want a professional security camera system for your Destin, FL, home? Keep reading below to learn three reasons why.
on Thursday, 01 December 2022.
Posted in Professional Security Camera System Destin, FL, Professional Security Camera System
How to Get the Best Solution for Your Home
If you are considering motorized window shades for your Sandy Springs home, congratulations! We can’t think of a more useful smart home feature. It’s one of those things that you’ll be glad you did, because of the immense convenience and luxury it brings to your Georgia home.
There are some key things to consider in motorized shading. From what brand you choose to how they play with the aesthetics of your home, you'll have several choices to make. We're here to help you with that! Keep reading below to learn about four things you'll want to get right in your motorized shade installation.
on Wednesday, 30 November 2022.
Posted in Motorized Window Shades Sandy Springs, GA, Motorized Window Shades
Focal Kanta and Sopra Deliver Sublime Listening Experiences
Audio enthusiasts are a bit of a different breed. They appreciate good quality sound but demand more than the average listener. The truth is that many of today's speakers and audio systems offer excellent sound. Some of them even do it reasonably affordably. But audio aficionados want more; they want their music and audio to be a moving experience. For that, they need another level of audio.
Focal is a French company dedicated to hi-fi sound since 1979. Known for their in-house acoustic research and innovation as well as astounding attention to aesthetic detail, Focal home speakers deliver an elevated listening experience in your Alys Beach, FL, listening room. Learn more about two of our most popular Focal speaker lines below.
on Wednesday, 30 November 2022.
Posted in Focal Home Speakers Alys Beach, FL, Focal Home Speakers
3 Simple Tips for Ensuring You’ll Love Your Smart Home
Occasionally, something you dream about becomes a nightmare in reality. Maybe it's the sports car that spends more time in the shop than on the road or the dream vacation that became the trip from hell. It happens to all of us, and sometimes it happens with technology products too.
If you’re thinking about a home automation system, the last thing you want is a smart home that doesn’t work the way you think it should. Of course, premier home automation solutions like Control4 systems are great products; nevertheless, sound planning is required to ensure you'll love your Alpharetta, GA, smart home. Please keep reading below for three tips to put you on the path to smart home bliss.
on Monday, 28 November 2022.
Mixing Analog and Digital, McIntosh Audio Delivers a New Level of Sound Performance
McIntosh Audio is a brand revered by audio enthusiasts everywhere. The products have a distinct, classic, and iconic look that need not be hidden in a cabinet, along with the aural performance to match. Perhaps no other McIntosh products are as well known as their amplifiers, and vintage ones are still coveted and in use in high-end audio setups.
Known for both vintage vacuum tubes and modern solid-state amplifiers, the company asked a question: how can you get the best of both worlds; the rich sound of vacuum tubes with the prodigious power of solid-state amplification? The answer is Hybrid Drive, which brings an elevated sound quality to your Inlet Beach, FL listening room. Learn more about the new McIntosh Hybrid Drive below!
on Friday, 25 November 2022.
Posted in McIntosh Audio Inlet Beach, FL
Make Sure You Plan for the Best Audio for Your Theater or Media Room
Is a surround sound system just a matter of putting together some audio components and speakers? If you want a truly immersive surround sound experience that fulfills the promise of suspension of disbelief, you need to plan for it. Equipment is indeed important, but so many other factors go into a great surround sound system design for your Atlanta, GA theater. While it can be technical and sometimes daunting, we will simplify and cover three key aspects for you to consider here.
Ready? Please keep reading below!
on Monday, 21 November 2022.
Posted in Surround Sound System Design Atlanta, GA, Surround Sound System Design
The Options are Almost Limitless, But You Can Start Here
Home theaters are supposed to be entertainment spaces to maximize the enjoyment of your favorite media. Whether you're a movie buff, Netflix binger, sports fanatic, video gamer, or all of the above, home theaters make all these activities more immersive and magical.
There's no one way to design a home theater. So what's the best home theater design? The one that fits your lifestyle. Your theater can be a grand palace for entertaining friends or a cozier affair for you and your family. No matter what your idea is for a home cinema, there's a way to customize it for you. Here are four tips to help you think about the ideal home theater for your Niceville, FL, home.
on Friday, 18 November 2022.
Posted in Home Theater Design Niceville, FL, Home Theater Design
Want a smarter home but unsure of where to start? Start here
Home automation can encompass many things. From full control of a distributed AV system to tunable lighting, you can go all in with smart home control. But as a home automation company with decades of experience around smart home technology, we’ll be the first to tell you that you don’t have to. Your smart home should be a reflection of what’s important to you and your lifestyle.
So, you can start with a building block approach to a smarter home in Crestview, FL. To help you, we’ve outlined three strategies to get into smart home automation based on different priorities. Please keep reading below!
on Monday, 14 November 2022.
Posted in Home Automation Company Crestview, FL, Home Automation Company
Recessed Lighting Is More Versatile than You Think
Most homes have some form of recessed lighting. We say "most homes" because older homes in Georgia might have more traditional chandeliers or fixtures centered in the ceiling, along with sconces for decorative lighting. Most modern homes use recessed lighting to provide the base level of ambient light in a room. At its most basic, it might be the "4 cans and a fan" that interior and lighting designers like to joke about. With more sophisticated recessed lighting installations in newer Vinings-area homes, you’ll have a recessed lighting package that provides the right level of ambient illumination for a space.
Did you know that recessed lighting is much more versatile than the ubiquitous overhead cans? With modern LED lighting, you can use them for task and accent lighting too, and they also have some neat tricks for integrating into your ceilings. Keep reading below to learn about three ways you can use recessed lighting in your Vinings home.
on Friday, 11 November 2022.
Posted in Recessed Lighting Installation Vinings, GA, Recessed Lighting Installation
Don't Assume Anything
You’ve probably heard the old saying, “when you assume, you make …” We know you know the rest. And when it comes to a smart home, you’d be wise to remember this one. A smart home, after all, is not just about stuffing some smart electronics in it to control things like lights, window treatments, and entertainment. Technology needs to coexist with your interior design. And you should not leave that part to chance, as we know of too many costly mistakes when that happens.
What shouldn’t you assume is being addressed in your smart home interior design? Here’s what you’ll want to avoid in your Atlanta, GA, smart home.
on Tuesday, 08 November 2022.
Posted in Smart Home Interior Design Atlanta, GA, Smart Home Interior Design
Don’t Settle for Run-of-the-Mill Lighting in Your Home
Lighting is such an important aspect of your home, and you shouldn’t shortchange it. Too many homes often have great features that are let down by poor lighting. Avoid poor lighting in your Santa Rosa Beach, FL residence by working with a professional lighting design company.
What can a lighting design company do? From planning the right lighting for every room to offering the most current solutions, your home can transform from mundane to magnificent. Please stay with us below to learn three benefits of working with a lighting design company.
on Monday, 07 November 2022.
Posted in Lighting Design Company Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Lighting Design Company