Three Ways to Add Lighting Control to Your Projects with Control4

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Smart Lighting Systems Add Luxury and Aesthetic Appeal

Lighting control is one of the most sought-after smart home features. Prospective homebuyers highly prize the convenience of smart control and the energy efficiency aspect of easily turning off lights when not needed. From the design and build side, professionals like you also understand how managing light intelligently can transform the look and feel of a home. Automated control can create the perfect lighting look for any space.

Whether you are working on redecorating, remodeling, an addition, or new construction builds, there is a lighting control system from Control4 that will make your Goochland County, VA projects stand out from the rest. Keep reading to learn about three models for integrating smart lighting control.

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3 Reasons Why Structured Cabling is a Smart Investment

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Smart Homes Need a Myriad of Connections

Structured cabling sounds very organized, but what is it? Does it avoid a rat’s nest of cables and wires in a wiring closet? To a large extent, yes. Structured cabling installations are commonly found in the commercial world yet are also common in homes – and can be just as necessary. 

If you are building or remodeling a home, structured cabling is highly recommended. Today’s homes have ever-increasing amounts of technology and connected devices. Structured cabling can present an organized approach for providing the proper infrastructure for your security, networking, entertainment, and smart home systems in your Goochland County, Virginia home. Read on to see how you can prepare your home for the technology of today and tomorrow.

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Interior Designers: 3 Ways to Use Lighting Control in Your Projects

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Differentiate Your Designs with Innovative Lighting Solutions

As an interior designer, you understand the impact that lighting has within a home. Beyond its obvious role of helping homeowners see and perform tasks, lighting plays an important part in creating a comfortable environment that also accentuates the interior design.

You likely experiment with lighting layers, dimmers, and unique fixtures to create the perfect mood for your spaces. While you can accomplish your vision with traditional lighting control, a smart lighting control system can differentiate your designs by eliminating wall clutter, allowing for the creation of one-tap light scenes, and optimizing natural light by way of daylight harvesting.

Keep reading to discover three ways that a lighting control system can elevate your projects in Henrico County, VA and surrounding areas.

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4 Projects That Will Make You Rethink Your Outdoor Living Design

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Ensure that Audio and Video Entertainment Is Standard Equipment

Given all the time everyone is spending at home, it’s no wonder home improvement projects have skyrocketed over the past few months. As they say, home is where the heart is, and this year, work, school, and entertainment too!

To get much needed fresh air and escape the home routine, getting outside is vital. But you don't have to go far if you have a great outdoor environment as your in-home escape. If you haven't spruced up your outdoor spaces yet, chances are this winter is an excellent time to think about it. And as you do, we highly recommend thinking about integrating audio-video entertainment and smart lighting control into your outdoor living designs for your Henrico County, VA home.

Keep reading for four projects you may be considering next year and how to improve them with seamlessly integrated AV and technology.

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5 Reasons To Install a Whole House Audio-Video System

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Go Minimalist With Your Entertainment While Maximizing Enjoyment

Is form as important as function for you? Do you think that less is often more? And are you fanatical about the quality of your audio and video entertainment?

If you answered yes to the questions above, you will be interested in the rest of this blog. Some people are very passionate about their AV entertainment but are not big fans of the complexity that often comes with it, the intrusion on décor, and the amount of equipment involved. The solution? An integrated whole-house audio-video system for your Richmond, VA home fit for the minimalist sensibility in you. Read on to learn more.

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Why Installing Structured Cabling Future-Proofs Your New Home

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A Wireless World Still Needs Some Wires

In a world with rapid technological advancement, we continue to see more new devices going wireless. Even charging our mobile phones is going wireless! Many smart home devices can communicate wirelessly, although they still require power to operate.

That brings us to a point – even wireless devices need some wires. And in the home, many things still need cabling and wiring infrastructure. If you are looking to embark on a major remodel of an existing home or planning a new one in Richmond, VA, it would be wise to consider a structured cabling installation to ensure your home is ready for any technology. Keep reading to see why.

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Increase Comfort, Efficiency & Style with Hunter Douglas Shades

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Upgrade Your Clients’ Interiors with Stylish Motorized Window Treatments

As an interior designer, you’re typically sought after by clients for your sense of style and attention to detail in your work. Whether it's how you use color, materials, or specialize in a particular look, you have something different that you bring to the table.

Along that line, we’d like to suggest something that will bring that extra “wow” factor to your projects in Richmond, Virginia: powered Hunter Douglas shades and blinds. As a designer, you already know the Hunter Douglas brand, known for decades for quality window treatments. But you might not have thought about all the extra benefits that accrue from motorizing them. Keep reading to see how motorized blinds and shades add another fillip to your design repertoire.

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How to Design Your Dream Outdoor Living Space

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Make the Most of the Outdoors with These Smart Upgrades

We’ve all spent a lot of time at home lately, and chances are that will continue for a bit. Regardless of the times, spending time outside brings positive vibes for both physical and mental wellbeing. And with Virginia’s lovely fall weather almost here, isn’t it time to think about your ideal outdoor living design for your Richmond home?

Keep reading for entertainment and environmental upgrades to make your outdoor spaces so much fun you might not want to come back inside – well, only if it’s snowing.

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The Top 4 Benefits of a Lighting Control System

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Lighting Control Marries Form and Function Beautifully

You might already know about lighting control, given the profusion of smart home control devices in the market. While smart lights might be inexpensive, a lighting control system sounds like a more extensive proposition.

Yes, a lighting control system for your Richmond, VA home is more than a collection of smart lights you can control from a smartphone app – although that convenience is indeed valuable. As we noted when discussing home automation last month, the real benefits accrue when you exercise smart features and control to do more than just conveniently turn lights on and off. Keep reading to learn about why lighting control is actually an astute investment. 

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