Architecture and Smart Technology Can Work Together for Your Properties
Many homeowners don’t think smart home technology and their home’s architecture and design can come together easily. And as a builder or designer, you want to bring your clients a home layout that makes sense while still highlighting their home design.
So how can you bring smart technologies and smart home control into the mix without interfering with your plans? It turns out, these smart features and solutions can elevate your Los Altos Hills, CA homes’ design in every way.
Read on below to find out more about bridging these two concepts with one another.
Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Control and Motorized Shading
One of the many smart features that can add more style and comfort to a home is smart lighting control. Lighting has a significant impact on a home’s appearance. Landscape lighting that boosts a property’s curb appeal and increases safety as it brightly illuminates your clients’ homes.
Outdoor lighting for a backyard or patio also improves the overall design and layout. Light up pathways, put up elegant hanging lights among the trees, and install wall sconces to showcase the home’s architecture.
Indoor lighting all throughout the house can change the entire look of the interiors. Put a spotlight on your homeowner’s favorite items or artwork. Smart lighting lets them dim or brighten their fixtures to create ambiance or set a scene for a movie or dinner party.
And pairing a lighting solution with motorized window treatments not only benefits the household but also shapes the interior design to whatever you or your clients prefer.
Automated shades can keep the sun’s harsh rays from piercing homeowners’ eyes while they’re trying to relax, or from damaging delicate and antique valuables and furniture. With installed photosensors, your clients can schedule the shades to raise up and lower depending on where the sun is in the sky. They can also allow in the sun’s natural glow during its less intense hours, giving a room a lovely ambiance.
Shades come in a variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics. Sheer shades can add a contemporary, stylish look to a kitchen, while blackout shades are ideal for a dedicated home theater. Dual shading allows your client to choose both; a multi-purpose media room can keep its design with more colorful shades every day, and opaque, blackout shades when they’re ready to watch a movie.
Hidden and nearly invisible keypads and wall panels that control these solutions blend in easily with the décor and come in plenty of finishes to choose from that best fit the home.
Entertainment That Blends In
Having one centralized entertainment system can add so much to your homeowner’s living space and daily life. Giving them a designated area to host friends and enjoy a film or TV show can add value to a property as a whole.
But including home audio video features in any part of a home means finding ways to make the equipment stick out or feel out of place. Luckily, with hidden AV solutions, you can upgrade a client’s media space without sacrificing the room’s design.
Screens and projectors that lower from the ceiling or from out of furniture can stay nicely hidden when not in use until someone pushes a button to reveal them. The same goes for TV mirrors or TVs that have a wall panel that slides over them to display artwork when the TV is turned off.
In-wall and in-ceiling speakers can deliver a high-end performance and go-unseen even as they stream flawless audio. Other speakers, such as cabinet or shelf ones or loudspeakers, can fit with certain rooms – such as multi-purpose media rooms or dedicated home theaters.
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