Maximize Your Outdoor Spaces This Spring and Summer
TAGS: Audio Video Distribution | outdoor audio video | outdoor speakers | Sonance | Sunbrite
It’s been a wet, cold, and not-so-sunny winter in Dallas this season. But this is Texas, and we know that warm weather and sunnier days are just around the corner. With warmer weather, we can plan to spend more time outside. The pool may not warm up till May, but there will be beautiful Spring weather to enjoy on the patio. Whether your thing is relaxing outside with a good book, working on planting some new annuals or tending to a rose garden, or enjoying a meal outside with friends and family, the great outdoors beckons.
While we enjoy our outdoor spaces, the lure of our home’s audio and video entertainment sometimes keeps us inside. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The same entertainment sources that you have in the family or media room or anywhere else – TV, streaming music and video, your music collection – can all be enjoyed outside with the right additions to your home audio video system.
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.