Streamline Your Design with a Smart Home Automation Partner
Since real estate is such a scarce resource in the Bay Area, it’s important for interior designers to get the most out of their clients’ spaces. Sometimes it can be hard to balance aesthetic and pragmatic needs without creating too much clutter in new homes in Los Altos Hills, San Francisco, or other bustling markets in the region.
Having the latest technology doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your stylistic vision. Electronics are no longer an intrusive addition to your interior décor; instead, they can be used to enhance it. Read this blog to find out how a smart home automation company in your area can help you take advantage of some of the best clutter-reduction tips available.
Before finishing the build for your next project, you should have a smart home automation expert in hand to take care of all necessary pre-wiring. This way, cables needed for lighting, security, entertainment, climate, networking, and more will stay hidden from view. You don’t have to worry about wire clutter that can be an eyesore and a safety hazard in your next project.
Centralized Control Solutions
If you start adding a lot of technology, control devices can quickly become a clutter nightmare. Eliminate the need for multiple remotes and switches that can overwhelm your décor. Let your style shine by consolidating control through elegant in-wall keypads or dedicated touchpads from Control4. These can be flush-mounted on the wall or placed on a coffee table. Don’t feel this technology fits with your interior design? Clients can even use their smartphones for control, removing the need for touchpads.
Distributed Audio Video
Now it’s time to address one of the biggest obstacles for interior designers: AV components. Getting this bulky equipment to match with a home’s aesthetics can be difficult. Start by reducing the number of elements needed. Eliminate the need for AV equipment in each room with distributed audio video.
Place everything you need in a dedicated AV closet where it won’t interfere with the interior décor. The client can then access the same source component – like a Blu-ray player or media server – in multiple rooms through their smart home automation system.
Architectural AV Components
Some AV components need to be in the room. In this case, we can get this technology to camouflage with your décor. In the past, we’ve spoken about hiding televisions behind mirrors. You can also have them disappear into niches in the ceiling or custom cabinets.
The more challenging part is often the speakers. Since a robust surround sound layout can sometimes require as many as ten speakers, it can be challenging for them not to take over the room. This is when architectural in-ceiling and in-wall speakers are a great solution. Through a home automation system, users can pull up their favorite sources on these speakers or adjust the volume.
Don’t let technology clutter take over your space. Reach out to your nearest smart home automation professional to find out how they can help you strike a balance between style and function. You can contact us by calling 415-993-7600 or emailing [email protected].