Integrate Smart Technology Into Your San Francisco, CA Residential Projects
Giving homes a smart upgrade is about merging the technology with your client’s lifestyle rather than putting a bunch of devices into a home and expecting your client to figure out what to do with it. Smart technology should blend seamlessly into the environment and atmosphere you’re trying to create for your residential project, and that means integrating it with the architectural and interior design plans.
These smart products should last for years, and our design and installation services help homeowners and trade professionals understand the technology so they have fewer service calls for basic operating questions. In this blog, we explore the architectural applications of smart lighting, motorized shades, and A/V components that are linked in a single smart home control system. Keep reading to find out how these devices can enrich your San Francisco, CA residential projects.
Lighting and architecture have a deeply ingrained connection. The actual lighting fixtures need to be taken into account in architecture plans, but so does the lights’ impact on creating a specific atmosphere and ambiance for the home. Lighting can transform a space with a new identity, and with smart lighting control, your clients can alter this identity with the push of a button. Depending on the types of lighting fixtures and the control system, homeowners can adjust brightness, color, and position of their lights, and they can program scenes that activate specific lighting configurations for different occasions, whether they are getting ready in the morning or throwing a party.
As we mentioned above, lighting plays an essential role in accentuating architecture and transforming spaces, but shadows can also be used to emphasize different elements of a room and add depth and texture. Motorized shades help you create those strategic shadows by controlling how much natural light enters a space and from which direction. Window treatments also affect how the home looks from the outside, and the materials used for the shades, blinds, or drapes will alter the house’s appearance to people on the outside.
Whole home audio video has forced architects, builders, and designers to find new solutions to integrate technology into spaces without compromising the homeowners’ vision. Advancements in hidden technology have made this process smoother, allowing trade professionals to conceal A/V components so that they aren’t an eyesore.
In-wall speakers deliver high-performance audio with no visible equipment. Flat-panel displays can drop from ceilings, rise out of furniture, or rest in a picture frame that displays beautiful still artwork when the TV is not in use.
Does your client want access to video inside their bathroom? Smart mirrors are a new technology that hides a multifunctional video touchscreen behind a bathroom mirror, giving users access to different video sources, apps, and their larger smart home control system.
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