Modernize Your House With These Smart Home Ideas
TAGS: AV Distribution | Savant | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control | Smart Lighting | Smart Security
If you're planning on remodeling a house, most likely you have several goals in mind for your new abode. More than likely, you are updating kitchens and baths, as those are the areas that often get the most attention and return the most for your remodeling investment. If it's a full remodel, you may be gutting the interior or even adding on square footage, all of which is a significant project.
Regardless of the size of the project, any time you are moving walls, changing trim, upgrading electrical wiring, or replacing cabinets and plumbing, there is a perfect opportunity to install smart home automation.
Nothing updates a home more than installing current home automation capabilities. According to recent data from the National Association of Home Builders, 7-12% of home remodeling projects go to electronics. Much of this is going to smart home upgrades in lighting, climate control, entertainment, security, and here in Texas, smart shading and pool control as well.
If you are planning a renovation or remodel in the Park Cities, now is the perfect time to integrate a smart home automation system to modernize your property fully.
Saving Energy Is Just the Start
TAGS: Home Automation System | Lighting Control System | Lutron | Smart Lighting System
What is home lighting control? It can take many forms, from the use of simple dimmers in an area to full-fledged automation of inside and outside lighting throughout your house. You might think that saving energy is a key benefit of lighting control, and you would be correct – but there’s more to it than that.
There are several other reasons why you might want to invest in lighting control in your Lucas home. And while you can start with just one room or area, the benefits compound if you extend lighting control to your entire house, inside and out.
Intrigued about the possibilities? Read on to learn more.
The Perfect Big Screen Home AV Upgrade
TAGS: 4K Projector | Epson | Home Cinema | Home Theater | Media Room | Sony
Have you been daydreaming about watching movies at home on a huge screen? Perhaps you love the cinema experience, without the sticky floors and the overpriced concessions. Or are you thinking about converting the game room into the ultimate man-cave (or person-cave) to see every football replay in larger than life clarity? Perhaps you just want to add a larger screen that is easily visible by everyone in your large family room, where every seat is the best seat in the house.
If you are thinking along any of these lines, you may want to think about adding a projector as the next big upgrade to your home audio-video system in Fairview. Nothing beats a projector for sheer screen size for dollars spent. It is true that you can get excellent flat-panel TVs that range up to 86 inches, but a projector can easily get you a 120-inch screen and higher for really large spaces. Moreover, a projector screen is sometimes easier to hide than a large flat panel display if style and décor are important.
So, what do you need to know to choose the best projector that will deliver the big screen experience you’re craving? Read on to learn more.
Explore The Unique Features of Savant Systems
TAGS: Savant Pro | Smart Home Automation | Voice Control | Whole Home Audio
We’ve written on these pages before about smart home automation systems. Technology that makes it easier to manage your home’s functions, like security, lighting, climate, motorized shades, and entertainment equipment. If it seems to you that home automation vendors seem more alike than different, you would be correct in that their shared goals are to make it easier to manage your home.
All of the major systems provide similar functionality. But there are differences in how they do it, and those differences can matter based on your lifestyle, the size and scope of your property, and how you like do things.
Those differences can manifest themselves in the ease of setting up and programming the system, expanding it in the future, and the ability to integrate new devices and capabilities that are emerging every year.
Texas Custom AV partners with Savant Systems for our smart home automation projects. We believe that Savant is an easy to use yet supremely powerful solution that scales from an updated ranch house in Preston Hollow to the most luxurious mansion in Highland Park.
Read on to learn more about the unique features of Savant home automation systems that make it perfect for your Dallas home.